Crazy quilt

American
1875–1900
Made by Celestine Bacheller (American (Wyoma, MA), 1839–about 1922)


Object Place: Wyoma, Lynn, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 188.8 x 144.6 cm (74 5/16 x 56 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

63.655

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave, velvet, and satin, pieced and embroidered

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Brilliantly colored bits of silk and plush pieced to form twelve rectangular compartments, each showing a landscape and said to represent houses in the area of Wyoma, Massachusetts (near Lynn). Details worked in brilliantly colored silk yarns. A number of details worked in the round may be lifted. Bordered with purple plush, lined with russet-red satin (worn).

Provenance

Said to have been made by Miss Celestine Bacheller

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Healy in memory of Mrs. Charles O'Malley