Wholecloth


Quilt Index Record: 46-7A-A

Administrative Fields

InstNameF003
DAR Museum
InstProjNameF003a
Permanent Collection
InstInvContrNumF004
52.59

Overall Quilt Description

TypeObjF008
Other
TypeObjOtherF008a
unbacked counterpaine
QuiltTitleF009
Wholecloth
OverallWidthF12a
89 13/16 inches
OverallLengthF012b
91 inches
ShapeEdgeF013
Straight
PredomColorsF014
Red
White
OverallColorF14b
Two color
OverCondF015
Good/moderate use
DateQuiltF023
1800-1849
DateFinishF023b
ca. 1800

Quilt top description

LayFormatF024
Wholecloth
BlockStyleF030a
None

Quilt top materials and construction

FiberTypesF035
Cotton
FabPrintF037
Novelty
ConstrucF038
Hand Piecing

Quilt binding

MatUsedF044
Cotton
FabStrucF045
Twill weave
ConstrucBindF046
Woven tape

Quilt batting

MatUsedF048
No filling

Quilting description

QuiltTechF049
Not quilted

Quilt provenance

ProvCountryF057f
USA
QuiltHistF059
Six scenes of children playing appear on this American counterpane. The games and activities are thread needle or London Bridge, spinning top, bob cherry, marbles, and feeding poultry (one scene with chickens, the other with ducks). Each of the six scenes is bordered on two sides by an ogive design of a vine with pods, seeds, and leaves, and on the top and bottom by a flower and leaf garland, connected by bows to the ogive. The fabric was imported but it is not known whether from England or France. The vignettes were taken from the engravings by Francesco Bartolozzi, published in 1787 and 1788, after William Hamilton's drawings of children (Florence Montgomery, "Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens, 1700-1850", New York: Viking Press 1970, p. 270) Four of the plate-printed scenes were used in an unfinished pieced bedcover, 1790-1800, made by Martha Dandridge Custis Washington, in the collection of The Mount Vernon Ladies's Association of the Union. Winterthur also has a piece of this fabric ("First Flowerings: Early Virginia Quilts", Washington, DC: DAR Museum, 1987, p. 29, p.40).

Quilt purposes uses

ReasonsF060
Unknown

Quilt ownership and contact info

OwnershipF082
Public-Other
OwnerNameF082a
DAR Museum
OwnerCityF084
Washington, DC
OwnerStateF086
Washington D.C.
OwnerCountryF086b
USA
OwnerZipF087
20006

Image Information

InvenNumF075
DARMuseum_52.59[13056].jpg
ImageConF075a
Full view of quilt
ImageTypeF076
Color
SourceF077
Digital
AccessF080
Restricted
HolderF080a
DAR Museum
CreditLineF080b
DAR Museum
CopyRestF080c
DAR Museum
DistribRestF080d
DAR Museum
DisplayResF080e
DAR Museum
LicenseF080f
DAR Museum

File Information

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Image - medium display (250-550 pixels)
file_medium
image
file_format
jpeg
Contributing Institutions
MATRIX: Center for Humane Arts, Letters and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University, Michigan State University Museum, Alliance For American Quilts
Publisher
Quilt Index
Resource Type
StillImage

data verification

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yes
verifiedby
Vis, Virginia
dateverified
9
20
2006
CE

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