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Quilt

Object Number: 
1937.937
Date: 
1800-1830
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 77 1/2 x 70 x 3/8 in. ( 196.8 x 177.8 x 1 cm )
Description: 
Cotton patchwork quilt with appliquéd decoration; center with rectangular block with scattered globes and text printed in blue, with bunch of roses appliquéd at center and blue printed border; central block within frame composed of pieced eight-pointed stars alternating with printed blocks, which is surrounded by another frame with appliquéd leaves and flowers; the whole surrounded by appliquéd meandering vine and plain outer border with diagonal quilting; homespun backing.
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