Quilt

Wall hanging or bed cover

American
about 1820


Object Place: possibly New York, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 203.2 x 203.2 cm (80 x 80 in.)

Accession Number

2012.89

Medium or Technique

Printed cotton plain weave, pieced

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Mosaic pieced bed cover (or wall hanging) formed from thousands of printed cotton hexagons arranged in a composition of a large double-handled urn in a yellow ground as the center field, surrounded by a blue/brown outer border bearing the inscription: “Robert Streeten” on top-bottom and 1803 on the sides.

Provenance

Found in house in Cazenovia, New York; purchased from a private collector, Cazenovia, New York, by Cora Ginsburg LLC; 2011, sold by Cora Ginsburg LLC, New York, to the MFA (Accession date: March 28, 2012)

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund, Adrienne Iselin Gilbert Memorial Fund and Susan Cornelia Warren Fund