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Broken Sash quilt
  • United States
  • Broken Sash quilt, circa 1820–1850
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, calico, piecing, chintz, patchwork, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 100 1/8 x 89 3/4 in
    Object Length/Width: 254.32 x 227.96 cm
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0920
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Square patches of dark colored chintz and calico. Border of dark calico in reds and black. Corners cut out for bedposts. This unusual variation of the nine-patch is pieced with fabrics characteristic of the 1830s or later, such as the seaweed prints. Several of the calicoes imitate the designs found in the more expensive chintz textiles.