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Wholecloth whitework quilt

Maker:
J. Wright
Date:
ca. 1815
Geography:
Made in Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Quilted cotton
Dimensions:
100 x 102 3/4 in. (254 x 261 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. David Lubart Gift, in memory of Katherine J. Lubart, 1944–1975, 2005
Accession Number:
2005.174
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 729
Signature: Center basket of quilt has the initials "JW."
The quilt was purchased from dealers Good & Hutchinson in 1976 by renowned quilt historian Florence Peto. It was passed down to her grandson, William Peto, who sold it to The Herrs, the dealers from whom we are purchasing it.
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