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Strips of Serpentine Stripes quilt
  • C. L.
  • Strips of Serpentine Stripes quilt, circa 1825–1860
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, chintz, calico, piecing, quilting, embroidered initials
  • Object Length/Width: 98 x 90 in
    Object Length/Width: 248.92 x 228.6 cm
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0924

Quilt with strips of sprigged blue and brown chintz and the initials "C. L." cross-stitched on the back. Early calicoes in blue and brown seaweed and floral patterns are sewn together. Homespun backing.