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Star and Crescent quilt or Compass quilt
  • United States
  • Star and Crescent quilt or Compass quilt, circa 1840–1865
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, appliqué, piecing, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 75 3/4 x 75 in
    Object Length/Width: 192.4 x 190.5 cm
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0904
Label Text

Appliquéd red and green floral design compass design in the center on a white background. Peony border. Border set on with small red cording. Fine diagonal quilting. White lining. The red and green star points and crescent blocks are surrounded by a deep border of vines and peonies.