Crazy "Quilt" Coverlet

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1868-1899

GUSN

GUSN-12536

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

Descriptive Terms

coverlets
cross-stitching
embroidering
stitching
silk (textile)
tufting
velvet (fabric weave)
floral patterns
scrolls (motifs)
Victorian
Silk
Velvet
Embroidered
Cross-stitched
Bayeux Stitch
Tufted
Scroll
Floral
Victorian
BEDSPREAD

Inscription

Two of the borders have embroidered names of European cities.

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

56 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1667