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Chintz appliquéd quilt

ca. 1820–30
Made in Southern, United States
Cotton and linen
89 1/2 x 88 3/4 in. (227.3 x 225.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of Flora E. Whiting, 1971
Accession Number:
Not on view
The quilt top, binding, and backing are made from white linen fabric. The top is decorated with chintz appliques and a chintz border. The central floral medallion and the four corner ovals are printed in shades of pink, red, brown, and blue-green. The chintz border is printed with roses on a vermicelli background. There are fine double shells quilted in the central area and parallel diagonal lines quilted in the border.
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