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Description
Susan Ann Camp Coe, great-grandmother of the donor, constructed this mid-19th century white-work quilted counterpane. The center, a six-pointed star is framed by a scalloped circle surrounded by floral motifs and a flowering vine arranged in scallops. Another flowering vine is arranged in reverse scallops. Bunches of grapes and leaves adorn the border. All floral motifs and scallops are quilted, with the background quilted in a diagonal grid pattern. The quilting is 6-7 stitches per inch. A straight strip of white cotton is seamed to the front and whipped to the lining for the binding.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Quilt
date made
1840-1860
1840-1850
maker
Coe, Susan Ann Camp
place made
United States: Connecticut, Norwalk
Physical Description
thread, cotton (overall material)
fabric, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 92 in x 84 in; 234 cm x 213 cm
ID Number
TE.T07451
accession number
131349
catalog number
T07451
Credit Line
Mrs. Thomas H. Dawson
subject
Quilting
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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