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Pieced and quilted coverlet

late 18th century
Overall (confirmed): 91 × 91 1/4 in. (231.1 × 231.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Spring Mills Fund and Rogers Fund, 1975
Accession Number:
Not on view
Pieced quilts are thought of as an American specialty, but their forerunners survive in small numbers in England, where the technique was also used for matching bed curtains. This strangely balanced arrangement of small pieces provides a cross section of French and English printed cottons of the eighteenth century, many of them not known elsewhere.
[ Ginsburg , until 1975; sold to MMA ]
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