Cradle quilt

American
first quarter 19th century


Object Place: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

104.5 x 107.3 cm (41 1/8 x 42 1/4 in. )

Accession Number

45.600

Medium or Technique

Cotton and linen; plain weave; pieced and quilted

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Pieced cradle quilt with side by side blocks made of four triangles each, pattern known as “broken dishes”; border of predominantly red printed cotton, patched with wool; hand quilted

Provenance

Used by the Robbins family of Lexington, MA; Inherited by Dr. Merrell L. Stout from Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, June, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Merrell L. Stout