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Catalog Number 1999.56.185
Object Name Quilt
Dimensions W-85.75 L-88.25 inches
Date 1857
Notes Handmade quilt of a floral pattern called "Whig Rose"; composed of 9 blocks approximately 26 inches square; design is appliqued in red, green , orange and red floral print; center of blossom is reverse applique; one block completed in different shade of green; border background is dark ecru, 3 inches on one side, 5 1/4inches on the other; floral pattern hand crewel divided by zig-zag green; side borders are decorated with a vine applique that looks like Lily of the Valley with opposing blossoms; maker's label on border stating,"The Wigrose May 1, 1857 S.W.B."; backside features two fabrics, pieced togehter (one is the border fabric, the other is top background); some stains and spots; sleeve added since acquisition in 1999.
Search Terms Quilt
Historical