Attributed to Rebecca Hall
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Tabby-weave cotton face and back; cotton fringe and filling. This rectangular quilt boasts a central oval medallion divided into bracket-outlined, blossom-filled quadrants. It is framed in turn by eight stars with a laurel leaf oval. The remainder of the ground is filled with an outer garland border of fruits - grapes, cherries, pineapples - and flowers that are embellished with French knots. The filled outline pattern is worked in running stitch, and a hand-knotted fringe borders three sides.
Related examples: Voorhees family quilt, Long Island, New York, 1830-31, in the Newark Museum, New Jersey (acc. no. 49.50).
By tradition the quilt is the work of Rebecca Hall of Connecticut.
Book excerpt: Warren, David B., Michael K. Brown, Elizabeth Ann Coleman, and Emily Ballew Neff. American Decorative Arts and Paintings in the Bayou Bend Collection. Houston: Princeton Univ. Press, 1998.
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Attributed to Rebecca Hall, American, dates unknown
- c. 1810
- 85 × 71in. (215.9 × 180.3cm) Face fabric: 34 in. (86.3 cm)
- Credit Line
The Bayou Bend Collection, gift of Mrs. Dan H. Carpenter
- Current Location
- Not on view
- Accession Number
Acquired by Miss Ima Hogg on November 25, 1969, as gift from Mrs. Dan H. Carpenter, Houston, TX