Block Quilt

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1770-1820

GUSN

GUSN-31168

Description

Silk triangles; paper templates attached; multicolored. Center medallion Tree-of-Life with appliqued silk and paper birds and sheep and shepardess; pastoral scene. Unquilted; constructed with three pieces forming fitted bedspread. Birds cut out and painted; shepardess paper cut out and painted.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bedspreads
block quilts
embroidering
stitching
paper (fiber product)
silk (textile)
textiles
figure- and animal-derived motifs
animals
Aves (class)
floral patterns
geometric patterns
pastoral
sheep (genus)
tree of life (general motif)
Silk
Unidentified Paper
Embroidered
Hand Stitched
Tree-of-Life
Geometric
Floral
Mythical Animal
Pastoral
Bird
Sheep
Unidentified Textile
Quilt

Inscription

Newspaper print paper templates: [Paper templated are cut from newspapers dated 1768-1770. Some templates are letters and have hand-inked information. Newsprint is in English. Names on letter templates include Anna Norton at Boston and Samuel Norton at Hingham.]

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Bedding

Dimensions

48 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Heirs of Miss Martha Anna Abercrombie

Accession Number

1926.934

Reference Notes

Brackman, B.. Clues in the Calico. [No Publisher].