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Four-Patch Patchwork quilt
  • M. A. C.
  • Four-Patch Patchwork quilt, circa 1820–1840
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, chintz, piecing, quilting, embroidered initials
  • Object Length/Width: 107 1/16 x 97 in
    Object Length/Width: 271.94 x 246.38 cm
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0934
Label Text

Patchwork quilt full of vari-colored/patterned squares. Calico with chintz border of floral design in browns and reds. Bound on the edges with a blue background, picotage design. Verso: initials "MAC" or "MAG" cross-stitched. The printed fabrics in this quilt constitute a history of 19th century textiles including a roller-printed chintz border, an 1830s seaweed calico, bleeding stripes, red and blue chintz designs, lapis, ginghams, and blue resist patterns. Homespun backing.