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Doll Quilt, Chimney Sweep pattern

Maker:
Ella Mygatt Whittlesey (born ca. 1845)
Date:
1852
Geography:
Made in United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Cotton
Dimensions:
26 x 24 3/4 in. (66 x 62.9 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Gift, Mrs. Roger Brunschwig Fund, 1988
Accession Number:
1988.213
Not on view
This small quilt has nine blocks in the Chimney Sweep pattern. The blocks are pieced of plain white woven cotton and calico printed in shades of brown, red, and orange. The backing is also of white cotton, while the edge binding is of a more tightly woven white cotton. The piece is completely hand stitched, and it is quilted in parallel lines in the plain areas and in a large diamond grid in the pieced blocks.
Inscription: inscribed in ink on the back: ELLA MYgatt WhittLESEY / AGED SEVEN. HER "stinT" / Taught by heR GRANDMotheR ELINOR STUART. / 1852
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