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Chintz appliqued quilt

ca. 1800
Made in Maryland, United States
Cotton and linen (?) appliqued
94 x 92 in. (238.8 x 233.7 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Flora E. Whiting, 1971
Accession Number:
Not on view
This quilt has a central flowering tree of appliquéd chintz, surrounded by appliquéd blue and pink calico vines, swags, and sawtooth and scalloped borders. The outermost border is shell quilted, while the inner area is quilted with roses, leaves, vines, and grapes. There are some modern replacements to the chintz areas. A cotton fringe is attached on three sides. The back is of plain white woven cotton.
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