Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Wholecloth whitework quilt

Maker:
Maria Kellogg Richards
Date:
ca. 1805
Geography:
Probably made in Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Cotton
Dimensions:
96 x 94 5/8 in. (243.8 x 240.3 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Laura W. Merrill, Mrs. Mabel W. Powell, and Mrs. Alice W. Ferres, 1940
Accession Number:
40.71
Not on view
The top of this white quilt is made of tightly woven cotton, while the backing fabric is of a coarser woven cotton. The tape binding is probably handwoven. The decoratively patterned areas are stuffed with wool. The piece is quilted with a central squared medallion that has a pineapple at each of the four corners. The feather-vine border terminates in the mid-point of each of the four sides with a flower tied with a bow.
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