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

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].