Pennsylvania Applique Floral Quilt
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&MClassificaiton: Building Furnishings, bedding/quilt. Materials and Techniques: Cotton, appliquéd, quilted Physical Description:There are four center panel with trumpunto or stuffed red and purple grapes with dark green vines and leave. Surrounding are twelve panels of varied red, pink, yellow and orange flowers with green leaves. There is a quilted white border. The back is white and from the 20th century. Exhibition Hisotry: Exhibited in Philadelphia Museum of Art, October 19-December 31, 1989: As Pieces Here to Pieces Join: American Applique Quilts 1800-1900. Exhibited in The Peoplenulls Place Quilt Museum, Nov 10, null95-Jan 31, 96. Collection/Donor: Collection or Donor: From the Robert L. Schaeffer Jr. Collection donated to the college in 1987. It is said that Schaeffer, an avid collector of American folk art, often crossed paths with the Duponts. The collection largely represents a narrow geographic region consisting of Pennsylvania German objects and was accumulated over four decades. Schaeffer’s grandfather served on F’s Board of Trustees. Schaeffer purchased this item from Hattie Brunner. Brunner was one of the first Pennsylvania German antique dealers as well as a folk painter.
89 x 89 inches
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