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stuffed whitework quilt, counterpane
  • Elizabeth Holmes Adams
    active: New Hampshire, United States
  • stuffed whitework quilt, counterpane, 1820
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, quilting, stuffing
  • Object Length/Width: 91 7/8 x 100 in
    Object Length/Width: 248.6 x 254 cm
  • Gift of Mrs. W. H. Sears
  • Not on display
  • 1930.0004
Label Text

Stuffed quilting; medallion in center. Swag design around the edge. Corners cut away to allow for bedposts. Little tufts on the back of this quilt indicate that cotton was stuffed through small holes in the loosely woven fabric to fill out the quilting design. The quilted medallion enclosed feather or fan motifs.