1800 - 1810 Quilted Counterpane

1800 - 1810 Quilted Counterpane

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Description
This quilted counterpane has a cotton top and linen lining. The top is pieced using various sized segments of the same block-printed fabric. The floral fabric is in red, pink, brown, tan, and black with penciled blue and yellow (blue over yellow) for green. The top and lining are stitched with linen thread; cotton thread was used for the Chevron pattern quilting. The fabric is earlier than the quilt and probably was used previously, an example of recycling precious fabrics in the early 19th century.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Quilt
date made
1800 - 1810
maker
unknown
place made
United States
Physical Description
fabric, linen, cotton (overall material)
thread, linen, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 77 in x 56 in; 196 cm x 142 cm
ID Number
1991.0381.03
accession number
1991.0381
catalog number
1991.0381.03
Credit Line
GIft of Mrs. Robert B. Stephens
subject
Quilting
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Domestic Furnishings
Quilts
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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