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Appliqué Quilt
1850-1860
Original Owner:Originally owned by the family of Nelson Barker , American, born 1824
Quiltmaker:Quilted by Unknown
Appliquéd cotton
Primary Dimensions (length x width): 87 x 86in. (221 x 218.4cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Virgil Barker
Description: Appliqué quilt in an Oak Leaf and Reel pattern variation. The quilt consists of a top of plain-woven white cotton, batting, and a white plain-woven cotton backing; these three layers are joined by a quilted pattern. The top has sixteen appliqué blocks, each consisting of a geometric design in red printed cotton, or calico, surrounded by four oak leaves in green calico. Each block is surrounded by a pair of undulating quilting lines. Each side of the quilt has red calico piping. Condition: The top and backing have scattered medium and dark brown stains. There is one dark brown stain through the top and backing. One stain on the backing has resulted in a hole in the fabric.
Object Number: 1947.12.1
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