Prince's Feather Quilt

Appliqued Quilt

American, Ohio
about 1860
Mary Price

Object Place: Ohio, USA


Overall: 221 x 222.3 cm (87 x 87 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave; appliqued and quilted

Not On View


Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts



White cotton ground appliqued with Prince’s feather design with alternating green and red feathers with an orange center; tulips at the border and birds and eagles at center top and bottom; edges bound with green cotton plain weave, backed with white cotton plain weave


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