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Quilt

Object Number: 
INV.345
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Cotton, wool
Dimensions: 
Overall: 82 1/2 x 71 1/2 x 1/4 in. ( 209.6 x 181.6 x 0.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on one corner of obverse: "Mary E. Vail" handwritten in ink: on cloth tag pinned to one corner of reverse: "K7083"
Description: 
Pieced predominantly white cotton quilt with repeated octagonal figure composed of brown, red, and blue striped, printed, and plaid pieces; tied with brown, red, blue, and green yarn; brown on beige floral print backing.
Gallery Label: 
This quilt passed through several generations of the Vail family, according to information supplied by the donor. Its original owners were probably Luther Vail (1785-1871) and Mary (Smith) Vail (1786-1856), the donor's great-grandfather and great-grandmother.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. R. W. G. Vail
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group