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Quilt

Object Number: 
1937.936
Date: 
1825-1850
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 89 x 74 x 1/2 in. ( 226.1 x 188 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Cotton quilt with center composed of red and green printed square pieces and plain white (now discolored) square pieces within printed floral border; center with diamond pattern of stairway squares ("Triple Irish Chain") quilted with hearts, flowers, and pineapples; pieced, plain cotton backing and tape loom binding surrounding 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