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California Rose quilt top
  • Elizabeth Kunkel
    died 1888
    active: United States
  • California Rose quilt top, circa 1840–1887
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, appliqué
  • Object Length/Width: 67 x 66 1/2 in
    Object Length/Width: 170.18 x 168.91 cm
  • Gift of Elizabeth A. Hazlett in memory of Emma Kunkel
  • Not on display
  • 1982.0060
Label Text

Quilt top made of nine applique blocks, set with no bars between them; applique hand-sewn, blocks machine stitched together; no border. Centers of flowers are reverse applique. Turkey red, green and yellow on white ground.