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Quilt

Object Number: 
1955.3
Date: 
1830-1880
Medium: 
Cotton
Dimensions: 
Overall: 85 x 86 1/2 x 1/8 in. ( 215.9 x 219.7 x 0.3 cm )
Description: 
Cotton quilt with red, blue, green, and mustard yellow appliqué on white ground; decoration consists of five large floral figures of radial design, the central figure with alternating mustard yellow and blue print "petals" with serrated edge, and the surrounding figures with similar red print "petals" alternating with blue print "petals" and blossoms on stems; central motif flanked by figure eights; green scalloped border and yellow binding.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this quilt was made by the donor's great-grandmother in the mountains of Pennsylvania. The design is referred to as "lobster pattern."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Ira L. Berry
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group