1790 - 1810 Block-printed Counterpane

1790 - 1810 Block-printed Counterpane

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Description
The center of this counterpane is composed of alternating wide and narrow block printed stripes, block-printed in pale dull yellow and brownish-gray with dark brown outlines. The wide border is block-printed in the same colors. Most of the blocks used in the border are the same as used to print the border of 1995.0008.01 which was later used as one side of a late 18th -early 19th century reversible quilt. Top and bottom edges are selvedges; side edges are turned to back and whipped.
The counterpane and quilt with similar block prints were found in New York tate. An analysis of the placement of the printed patterns on the fabric, and in the sequences of the printing and assembling, indicate the possibility of a local artisan printing variations to order.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Quilt
date made
1790 - 1810
Date made
delete
maker
unknown
place made
United States
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 106 in x 82 in; 269.24 cm x 208.28 cm
ID Number
1995.0008.02
accession number
1995.0008
catalog number
1995.0008.02
Credit Line
Credit Line Restricted
subject
Quilting
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Domestic Furnishings
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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