Infant's quilted blanket and pair of sleeves

American or English, used in America
mid-18th century


Place of Use: Roxbury, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: United States or England

Dimensions

Overall: 102.9 x 100.3 cm (40 1/2 x 39 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

49.921a

Medium or Technique

Silk satin lined with silk plain weave and quilted with silk threads

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Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White silk satin infant’s quilt with over-all diamond grid pattern containing symmetrical arrangements of floral blossom and diamond motifs, three-inch outer border quilted in meandering floral vine pattern

Inscription

Written on fabric label: "Infant's quilt, probably about 1750, Sumner family, Roxbury"

Provenance

Used by members of the Sumner family of Roxbury, Massachusetts, which included Increase Sumner (1746-1799); Inherited by Increase Sumner's great-granddaughter Miss Georgiana Welles Sargent (born 1858) of New York City; Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent, to MFA 19499

Credit Line

Gift of Emily Welles Robbins (Mrs. Harry Pelham Robbins) and the Hon. Sumner Welles, in memory of Georgiana Welles Sargent