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Crazy quilt

Object Number: 
1948.78
Date: 
1887
Medium: 
Silk, velvet
Dimensions: 
Overall: 78 x 66 1/4 x 1/2 in. ( 198.1 x 168.3 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
embroidered: at center of obverse: "KLS / 1887"
Description: 
Embroidered silk crazy quilt; patchwork center composed of large central block surrounded by smaller rectangular blocks centering a moss green silk patch embroidered with the maker's initials (KLS); consisting of velvet, taffeta, brocade, duchess, damask, faille, Ottoman, satin and twill woven silks pieced together by multicolored decorative stitches in cretan, herringbone, feather, lazy daisy, blanket (or buttonhole), satin and straight stitches; with appliquéd and embroidered birds, flowers, insects, jugs, and pitchers; wide charcoal gray velvet border; one-piece rose pink silk backing.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this quilt was made in New York by Katherine Beekman (Livingston) Schuyler (1842-1914), wife of Montgomery Schuyler (1843-1914) and mother of the donor.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Colonel Montgomery Schuyler
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group