Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Chintz with Pillar Print Border quilt
  • United States
  • Chintz with Pillar Print Border quilt, circa 1800–1818
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, chintz, piecing, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 89 x 88 1/4 in
    Object Length/Width: 226.06 x 224.15 cm
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0937
Label Text

Thistle and peony design on brown background in center. Wide border of chintz, yellow ground floral and capital of a column design. Two corners are cut out to allow for bedposts.
This quilt contains two roller-printed chintz pillar patterns, one with a yellow ground, the other with brown; in both, the green has been obtained by over-printing blue on yellow. Homespun backing.