Wool Throw Cover
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Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt Materials and Techniques: Wool, pieced Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description:One patch blocks made of black and gray pants fabric. Some light gray and green blocks. Feather stitching with orange cotton thread along the seams. Backing fabric is tomato red cotton machine sewn to the top. Tied at each corner of each block with same orange thread. Exhibition History: Collection or Donor: From the Robert L. Schaeffer Jr. Collection donated to the college in 1987. It is said that Schaeffer (American 1918-2001) , 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. The donor states that he purchased this quilt form Hattie Brunner (American1890-1982) in the 1940nulls. Hattie Brunner from Reinholds, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania was a folk art painter as well as one of the first antique dealers in Pennsylvania German Folk Art.
63 x 73 inches
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