Charlestown Quilt

Collection Type

  • Textiles

Date

1800-1815

GUSN

GUSN-46039

Description

T-shaped; central pieced block of block-printed and painted Chinese arched bridge; swans; floral collage. Border repeating pattern of Chinese boats and musicians under palm tree. Body alternating rows of white cotton panels of corded and stuffed floral sprig and vine with running balls border; panels of printed borders same as border of central panel (white or brown ground). Edges netted fringe and tassels; cords with tassels at corners of cutouts.

Details

Descriptive Terms

quilts
block printing (relief printing process)
cotton (textile)
fringe
stitching
linen (material)
painting (coating)
piecing
textiles
whitework
floral patterns
Orientalism
Cotton
Linen
Whitework
Painted
Hand Stitched
Transfer Printed
Pieced
Fringe
Floral
Orientalism
Unidentified Textile
Quilt

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

120 (W) (inches)

Accession Number

1959.33

Reference Notes

Montgomery, F.. Printed Textiles. [No Publisher].

Places

Massachusetts (United States)