Quilt

American, Lititz, Pennsylvania, Moravian or Mennonite
mid-19th century


Dimensions

76 x 86 inches

Accession Number

2012.828

Medium or Technique

Pieced, appliqued and quilted cotton

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Quilt composed of repeating blocks of white cotton appliqued with abstracted flower basket patterns in red,brown and orange, alternated with bright red cotton blocks stitched with pattern of floral medallions. Said to have been made by Mary Van Nuys Jacoby (1806–1897) paternal great, great grandmother of the donor.

Provenance

mid 19th century, quilt made by Mary Van Nuys Jacoby for George A. Jacoby; inherited by John B. Jacoby; 2012, gift of John B. Jacoby to the MFA. (Accession date: October 24, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Patricia B. and John B. Jacoby