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Catalog Number 0002.090
Description Grandmother's Flower Garden Parlor Table Cover, c. 1840. Grandmother's Garden quilt pattern with colored flowers on a black background with black embroidered centers, all comprised of small hexagons mounted to a pink silk brocade ground with a gray silk backing and stitches around the edges only. Pink ground has selvage edges at top and bottom and added selvage edges to sides. Paper-pieced silk parlor table cover has maroon 3.25" fringe around sides and bottom. Three burgundy and tan pillow ticking loops are present at top for hanging. Consists of 7,747 pieces and was awarded a medal at an exhibition of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association in 1860.
Object Name Quilt
Collection 3D - Art
Title Grandmother's Flower Garden Parlor Table Cover, c. 1840
Date c. 1840
Creator Foster, Mrs. E.C.
Role Quiltmaker
Inscription Text none
Provenance Made about 1840 by Mrs. E.C. Foster in Manchester, New Hampshire. Consists of 7,747 pieces and was awarded a medal at an exhibition of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association in 1860.
Dimensions H-61.5 W-55 inches
Search Terms Parlor
Quilt
Quilts
Tables
Subjects Flowers
Gardens
Parlors
Quilting
Quilts
Tablecloths
Tables
People Foster, Mrs. E.C.