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Crib quilt

Object Number: 
1937.1388
Date: 
1800-1830
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 53 x 44 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 134.6 x 113 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
White cotton trapunto crib quilt; central square with small stuffed diamonds, and border with cording, diagonal quilting, and vine with stuffed leaves; central motif surrounded by stars, diamonds, hearts, and flowers pots; continuous vine bordering edge.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group