Bunches of Grapes

Appliqued Quilt

American, Ohio
about 1875

Object Place: Ohio, USA


Height x width: 218.4 x 221 cm (86 x 87 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, appliqued and quilted; edges bound with cotton plain weave; backed with undyed cotton plain weave

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Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Quilt of white cotton appliqued with bunches of grapes pattern in the center worked with red and green plain weave cotton; serpentine grape vine border, edges bound with green cotton, backed with undyed muslin; pattern outline quilted, background scallop quilted, border quilted with acanthus leaves.


Before 2013, acquired by Gerald E. Roy, Warner, NH; 2013, sold by Roy to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Mary S. and Edward J. Holmes Fund, Frank B. Bemis Fund, Elizabeth M. and John F. Paramino Fund in memory of John F. Paramino, Boston Sculptor, Helen B. Sweeney Fund, Textile Income Purchase Fund, Mary L. Smith Fund, Joyce Arnold Rusoff Fund, and Alice J. Morse Fund