Overall: 79 x 75 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 200.7 x 191.8 x 1.3 cm )
Silk damask patchwork quilt with toile backing; central motif consisting of embroidered floral emblem surrounded by wreath within a wide rectangular frame with leaf and flower decoration on deep rose-colored ground; border of greenish yellow patchwork triangles; toile backing with dense pattern of plants, birds, trees, figures, and rustic buildings printed in rose on ecru ground; cotton binding surrounding edge.
According to the accession records, this quilt belonged to Frederic de Peyster (1790-1882). The silk and the toile are both said to be French.
Gift of Mrs. Estelle de Peyster Hosmer
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