1830 - 1850 Appliqued Quilt

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The focal point, an appliqued basket of flowering branches, is surrounded by an undulating flowering vine and a 2 ½-inch band of printed cotton. These are in turn framed by an 8-inch border appliqued with a leafy undulating vine, another 2 ½-inch band of printed cotton, another 13-inch border with appliqued motifs and a final outer band of printed cotton. Quilted, 9-10 stitches per inch, with a variety of leaf motifs and background of diagonal lines and clamshells. This quilt is a fine example of the frame-within-a-frame overall design.
Location
Currently not on view
subject
Quilting
National Museum of American History
unknown
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Raymond B. Stevens
Physical Description
fabric, cotton (overall material)
thread, cotton, linen (overall material)
filling, cotton (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 113 in x 111 in; 287 cm x 282 cm
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
Domestic Furnishings
Quilts
Textiles
place made
United States
1830-1850
Object Name
quilt
ID Number
TE.T14924
catalog number
T14924
accession number
285838