Pieced quilt

late 18th century

Object Place: New York, United States


238 x 183.5 cm (93 11/16 x 72 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed cotton plain weave; pieced and quilted

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Pieced and quilted bedcover of printed cotton, interlined with cotton fleece; front of quilt made with central medallion of indigo resist-printed cotton with large scale design of ornamental urn filled with flowers; borders of brown striped prints with corner blocks of indigo resist; backed with cotton pieced in two alternating vertical dentate bands, one made of cotton plain weave with blue sprigs on dark brown ground, and the other printed with small red and pink blossoms on mottled tan ground.


Gift of Edward E. Harkavy to MFA, May 12, 1949.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Edward E. Harkavy