Pieced quilt

American
1857


Object Place: America

Dimensions

214.3 x 192.8 cm (84 3/8 x 75 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1986.403

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave; printed, pieced and quilted

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Patchwork quilt in four-patch combinations and variable star motifs of English printed cottons. Polychrome pattern on predominantly brown grounds. Backing of printed cotton with design of oak leaves and roses arranged in vertical stripes in shades of brown, red, black, white and blue. Embroidered on back in white thread “Nancy Richardson. Age 68. 1857” and “John Richardson.”

Inscription

"Nancy Richardson. Age 68. 1857." and "John Richardson" embroidered on back

Provenance

Given to the Samson family of the North Shore, Massachussetts; to Dr. Herbert Harris; gift to MFA, September 17, 1986.

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Herbert Harris