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small whole cloth whitework stuffed quilt
  • United States
  • small whole cloth whitework stuffed quilt, circa 1800–1850
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, muslin, stuffing, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 33 x 32 in
    Object Length/Width: 83.82 x 81.28 cm
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1264

Square of white muslin with rounded corners. Lined with coarser white cloth. Quilted with padded design, wreath in center with wave around edge of same design. Artichoke form in corners. Fine diagonal quilting in background. A feather wreath in the center surrounded by four leaves and a feather vine make up the design of this small stuffed piece, probably the center from a larger work. Small holes in the loosely woven back show where the cotton was pushed through to stuff the quilt.