Quilted bed cover

Quilt

American
late 18th century


Place of Use: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States; Place of Manufacture: England (printed textiles)

Dimensions

Overall: 246.4 x 226.1 cm (97 x 89 in.)

Accession Number

45.597

Medium or Technique

Block-printed cotton plain weave, pieced; cotton plain weave (reverse)

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Quilted bed cover with side and foot panels; pieces of fabric in center have floral trails pattern with black outlines, brown stems, and naturalistic red, brown, and faded blue flowers, blue threads visible in selvedges; pieces of fabric in side and foot panels have floral trails pattern with brown outlines and segmented stems with red and blue flowers, leaves, berries; scalloped quilting pattern

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