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Quilt

Object Number: 
1937.933
Date: 
1820-1840
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 75 1/2 x 75 x 1/2 in. ( 191.8 x 190.5 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten in ink: on tag found with object: "Sanders / Closter. N.J. / $6-" and "American / about 1830"
Description: 
Blue and white cotton quilt composed of sixty-four blocks with border, every other block with pieced geometric pattern; front face of printed cotton with moon and star pattern in white on blue ground, with blue and white polka-dot print in geometric blocks; edged with blue and white print in constrasting pattern; white (now discolored) backing with pattern of light brown dots.
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