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Crazy "Quilt" Coverlet

Description

Victorian crazy quilt composed of 5 1/2" blocks and approximately 5" border. Multi-colored and textured silks and velvets. Blocks decorated with fancy cross-stitch, individual pieces with feather-stitching. Backed with off-white silk with elaborate scroll and floral overshot design. Off-white silk binding. Tufted construction.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1868-1899
Inscriptions
Two of the borders have embroidered names of European cities.
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
cross-stitching
embroidering
silk (textile)
stitching
tufting
velvet (fabric weave)
Object type
Bedding
Descriptive terms
Bayeux Stitch
BEDSPREAD
coverlets
Cross-stitched
cross-stitching
Embroidered
embroidering
Floral
floral patterns
Scroll
scrolls (motifs)
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Tufted
tufting
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
Victorian
Dimensions
56 (W) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1667
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12536

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