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Quilt: Seek No Further, or Many Mansions

Object Number: 
1939.4
Date: 
1840-1860
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 100 1/4 x 99 x 1/8 in. ( 254.6 x 251.5 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Cotton quilt with red, green, and yellow appliqué on white (now yellowed) ground; circular grapevine at center surrounded by feather wreaths, oak leaf clusters, and circular floral vines; wide, pieced, rectilinear border with red sawtooth edging on inside and outside edges.
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: 
Katherine Willis (1929); The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group