Bedcover (Cockscomb, Rose Tree and Pineapple Quilt)

A work made of cotton, plain weave; appliquéd with cotton, plain weave, printed; backed with cotton, plain weave; quilted.
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  • A work made of cotton, plain weave; appliquéd with cotton, plain weave, printed; backed with cotton, plain weave; quilted.

Date:

c. 1840

Artist:

United States

About this artwork

The increased availability of less costly fabrics during the early 19th century expanded the appliqué quilt tradition beyond the upper classes, who were the only ones who could previously afford the expensive fabric associated with this type of textile. The popularity of appliquéd quilts started around the 1840s and continued over the next few decades. Although appliquéd quilts often used repeated patterns laid out on a grid pattern, appliqué offered the maker the freedom and ability to create narrative and pictorial images, not easily achieved in pieced quilts often made from remnants of saved fabric.

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Title

Bedcover (Cockscomb, Rose Tree and Pineapple Quilt)

Origin

United States

Date

1830–1850

Medium

Cotton, plain weave; appliquéd with cotton, plain weave, printed; backed with cotton, plain weave; quilted

Dimensions

218.9 x 195.4 cm (85 1/2 x 76 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Emma B. Hodge

Reference Number

1919.531

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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