Bed cover

Bed quilt

American
1841
Made by Abby Y. Palmer (American (Whitfield, Maine), 19th century)


Object Place: Whitefield, Maine, United States

Dimensions

186.5 x 160 cm (73 7/16 x 63 in.)

Accession Number

42.515

Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave; pieced,appliquéd, embroidered, and quilted

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Pieced, embroidered, and appliqued quilt of wool plain weave in blue and gray alternating blocks, blue squares appliqued and embroidered with flowers, birds and animals with polychrome wool. Quilt signed with the initials “A.Y.P.” and dated “1841.” Edges bound with blue wool tape, backed with pale yellow linen and cotton.

Provenance

Purchased by the museum from Mrs. J. R. Westerfield, "Two Acres" Damariscotta, Maine

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution