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Unique Rose quilt
  • Mother of Clara Gillham
    active: United States
  • Unique Rose quilt, circa 1840–1880
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, appliqué, piecing, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 95 5/8 x 96 in
    Object Height/Width: 242.89 x 243.84 cm
  • Gift of Miss Clara Gillham
  • Not on display
  • 0000.0038
Label Text

Flower medallions in red, green and orange on white. Vine of flowers around the border. Nine heavy blocks and a delicate border make up the unusual floral design. The green calico which forms the leaves of the red flowers dates from the middle of the 19th century. Signed on the verso in ink: Miss Gilham.