1840 - 1860 Appliqued Quilt Blocks

1840 - 1860 Appliqued Quilt Blocks

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Description
Seven appliqued quilt blocks of the type found in album quilts. Each of plain-weave white cotton fabric appliqued with a four-armed conventionalized floral motif cut from printed cottons with red grounds. The center of each appliqued motif is cut out, providing space on the white ground-fabric for writing a name. Five different printed fabrics have been used for the applique. Blocks D and E are of the same fabric.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Quilt Blocks
date made
1840-1860
associated dates
1840 00 00+ / 1840 00 00+, 1860 00 00- / 1860 00 00-
maker
unknown
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
associated place
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
plain weave/applique (overall production method/technique)
paper (overall material)
applique (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 12 in; 30 cm x 30 cm
ID Number
1990.0667.12A-G
accession number
1990.0667
catalog number
1990.0667.12A-G
Credit Line
GIft of Mrs. Joan R. Stephens
subject
Quilting
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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