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Democrat Rose quilt, or Whig Rose quilt
  • Lizzie Smith
    active: United States
  • Democrat Rose quilt, or Whig Rose quilt, circa 1840–1890
  • Where object was made: United States
  • cotton, appliqué, piecing, quilting
  • Object Length/Width: 94 1/4 x 94 1/2 in
    Object Length/Width: 239.39 x 240.03 cm
  • Gift of Miss Lizzie Smith
  • Not on display
  • 1934.0001

Quilt has four bunches of red flowers with small, yellow center and green leaves. Green, scalloped border around the central design. This complex pattern is executed in red, green, tan, and orange, and is enclosed in an appliquéd swag border. The center is quilted with a feather wreath, while similar feather motifs surround the four floral patterns.