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Quilt, roller printed whole cloth

1810-1835
Origin: Great Britain, possibly used in America
OH: 90 1/2"; OW: 92 1/4"
Cotton
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1973-5
Almost-square whole cloth quilt made of natural-color plain-woven cotton roller-printed with red in a design of exotic nut or date palms and fern-like fronds on trailing bamboo-like branches. Quilt top is considerably pieced up from varying lengths of cotton. Reverse is natural-color plain-woven cotton. Edges bound with red, pink, and white floral print. Quilted through thin batting with running stitches in overall diamond design. Photograph shows detail.
Provenance:Purchased from New York dealer and possibly used in America.