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Quilt, Marsailles type

Date:
ca. 1876
Geography:
Possibly made in England; Possibly made in United States
Culture:
American or British
Medium:
Cotton, woven
Dimensions:
104 1/4 x 97 in. (264.8 x 246.4 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Virginia D. Lyman, 1942
Accession Number:
42.46
Not on view
This loom-woven bed cover has warps of both red and white cotton and a weft of white cotton. It was woven to imitate hand quilting. The central design is an eagle with outspread wings standing above the words E PLURIBLIS UNUM. Thirteen stars are visible above the eagle's head. The remaining ground is covered with floral and foliage borders.
Inscription: woven below eagle: E PLURIBUS UNUM
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