Bedcover or Parlor Throw (Crazy Quilt)

A work made of silk, plain, twill, and satin weaves; some with supplementary patterning warps, some with supplementary patterning and brocading wefts, some velvet, some with self-patterning; some painted, warp ikat, or engraved roller printed; pieced; appliquéd with cotton and silk, cut solid velvet; stamped; and embroidered with silk in buttonhole, chain, detached chain, cross, double feather, herringbone, satin, single satin, split, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; backed with cotton, plain weave; roller printed.

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  • A work made of silk, plain, twill, and satin weaves; some with supplementary patterning warps, some with supplementary patterning and brocading wefts, some velvet, some with self-patterning; some painted, warp ikat, or engraved roller printed; pieced; appliquéd with cotton and silk, cut solid velvet; stamped; and embroidered with silk in buttonhole, chain, detached chain, cross, double feather, herringbone, satin, single satin, split, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; backed with cotton, plain weave; roller printed.

Date:

1896/1900

Artist:

Lana Almedia Marcellus Jeffery (American, 1865–1935)
United States, Illinois, Aurora or Chicago

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Artist

Lana Almedia Marcellus Jeffery

Title

Bedcover or Parlor Throw (Crazy Quilt)

Origin

Illinois

Date

1896–1900

Medium

Silk, plain, twill, and satin weaves; some with supplementary patterning warps, some with supplementary patterning and brocading wefts, some velvet, some with self-patterning; some painted, warp ikat, or engraved roller printed; pieced; appliquéd with cotton and silk, cut solid velvet; stamped; and embroidered with silk in buttonhole, chain, detached chain, cross, double feather, herringbone, satin, single satin, split, and stem stitches; laid work and couching; backed with cotton, plain weave; roller printed

Dimensions

196.4 x 169.3 cm (77 1/4 x 66 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Eleanor R. and J. Jeffery Auer

Reference Number

1992.1206

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