Quilt

Object Number: 
1964.39
Date: 
1925-1935
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 85 3/4 x 67 x 1/2 in. ( 217.8 x 170.2 x 1.3 cm )
Description: 
Cotton pieced quilt with multi-colored pinwheel design; fourteen rows of alternating squares and diamonds with pieced pinwheel pattern on light blue chambray ground; blue and white floral print backing; cotton pieces dating to 1890-1935.
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, the pieces of fabric used to make this quilt were cut from every bolt of gingham remaining in a New York City dry goods store at the time the store was sold (or closed) in the late nineteenth century. The store, located at Hudson and North Moore Streets, in New York City, was opened by Scott & Lawrie in 1817 and later owned by the donor's grandfather, Andrew Webster. The daybook of Scott & Lawrie, also donated by Mrs. Lewis, is preserved in the N-YHS Library.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. F. M. Lewis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group