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Tabby-weave wool face and back; wool filling; wool thread. The face of this quilt is composed of three panels plus a narrow width piece. It is made of bright pink, probably imported, glazed, worsted fabric. It is patterned in a delightfully idiosyncratic quilting running stitch with a floral center surrounded by four leaf forms, which in turn are surrounded by an over-scale floral and leaf garland and exterior border of half dusters of feathers or
leaves. A small female figure is found on the center bottom edge. The background is filled
with diagonal lines, and quilting stitches secure pieced mustard wool homespun backing,
wool batting filling, and face fabric.
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.
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- c. 1760–1840
- 85 × 84 in. (215.9 × 213.4 cm) (Face fabric): 24 1/2 in. (62.3 cm)
- Credit Line
The Bayou Bend Collection, gift of the estate of Miss Ima Hogg
- Current Location
- Not on view
- Accession Number
[John Kenneth Byard (1905–1960), Silvermine, Norwalk, Connecticut]; purchased by Miss Ima Hogg, September 12, 1953; Estate of Miss Ima Hogg; given to MFAH, 1976.