Carolina Lily Quilt
Object Place: United States
Overall: 252.1 x 250.2 cm (99 1/4 x 98 1/2 in.) Other (top edge ): 250.2 cm (98 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Pieced and quilted glazed and printed cotton plain weave and wool plain weave; lined with glazed and printed cotton plain weave
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Bed quilt made of pieced, appliqued, and quilted cottons. Central field features a bold geometric composition of green small-scale floral print cotton blocks, alternated with plain white blocks appliqued with stylized red peony flowers in small-scale floral printed cotton. Central field is bordered by narrow strip of plain white cotton appliqued with swagged red garland design, and a wide outer border made of glazed chintz with a dense rose and shield pattern. Quilt is backed with a tan ground floral chintz that still retains its glaze.
Purchased by dealer Gerald Roy in New York state in early 1980s; purchased by MFA Sept. 17, 2008.
Museum purchase with funds donated by Jane Burke, Penny Vinik, Ruth Oliver Jolliffe, Elizabeth Ann Coleman and the Jane Marsland and Judith A. Marsland Fund