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1825 - 1840 Striped Pieced Quilt

1825 - 1840 Striped Pieced Quilt

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Description
This simply designed quilt is pieced of alternating strips of two roller printed plain-woven cottons. The quilt shows evidence of reworking; two outer strips on one side of the quilt have been crudely joined (complete with their original lining and quilting) to the main body of the quilt. It has a cotton filling. The lining consists of five lengths of plain-woven ivory cotton. Quilted in a chevron pattern, 7 stitches per inch. There is no separate binding, the front and lining turned in and sewn with a running stitch. The light and dark contrasting strips create an interesting quilt from the first half of the 19th century.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
quilt
date made
1825-1840
maker
unknown
place made
United States
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 77 in x 73 in; 196 cm x 185 cm
ID Number
TE.T17348.000
catalog number
T17348.000
accession number
321804
Credit Line
Gift of The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
subject
Quilting
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilts
Textiles
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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