Chintz appliqued quilt, Cotton and linen (?) appliqued, American

Chintz appliqued quilt

Date:
ca. 1800
Geography:
Made in Maryland, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Cotton and linen (?) appliqued
Dimensions:
94 x 92 in. (238.8 x 233.7 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Bequest of Flora E. Whiting, 1971
Accession Number:
1971.180.123
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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.