Fragment of a quilt

French or possibly English
19th century


76 x 119.5 cm (29 15/16 x 47 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Quilted cotton print with cotton tape

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Cream white cotton with designs commemorating fall of Bastille and Louis XVI, printed in dark neutral violet. Background covered with flowers, ribbons, fleur-de-lis, and medallions with scenes, or inscriptions in French and Latin. Under fall of Bastille is “Gordon Sculp” in very small letters. On barrel-head near monument to Louis XVI are letters “WS” and “SR”. Lined with cotton printed with small all-over design in neutral tones and quilted with thin filling of cotton wool.

Credit Line

Gift of Misses Mary and Elizabeth Boyd