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Tree of Life chintz bedspread quilt
  • United States
  • Tree of Life chintz bedspread quilt, circa 1790–1830
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, muslin, chintz, appliqué
  • Object Length/Width: 101 x 95 in
    Object Length/Width: 256.54 x 241.3 cm
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0933

Chintz cutouts from a late 18th or early 19th century print appliquéd to a muslin backing. Central motif is a tree form with flowers and birds surrounded by a row of flower designs in rococo frames; flower forms and chinoiserie designs; corners of a paisley pattern with sawtooth edge.