Quilt

Object Number: 
1939.5
Date: 
1835-1855
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 79 1/2 x 80 x 1/2 in. ( 201.9 x 203.2 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Cotton quilt with multi-colored Sunburst pattern; diamond-shaped patchwork pieces radiate out from a central eight-pointed star to create an overall octagonal design within an inner square with appliquéd sawtooth border and appliquéd loop and stars at each corner; edge with border of appliquéd loops and stars, with a leaf appliquéd at each corner.
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: 
Gift of 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