Oak Leaf Applique Quilt
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Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Pieced Cotton. Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: The pattern is Oak Leaf, also known as Oak Leaf and Reel or Lovernulls Knot. This quilt was sometimes made in celebration of a couplenulls marriage. This quilt was made from red printed cotton appliqued on a white background. The oak leaf blocks are offset with a wide white sash and red safety blocks. The quilting follows the oak leaf pattern. The quilting in the white cotton border is an open chain pattern. The sash is quilted in a combination of a leaf and diamond pattern. Exhibition History: Rothman Gallery, F&M College, PA, Spring 1995. 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. Robert L. Schaeffer, Jr. purchased quilt from Hatti Brunner (1890-1982), Antiques dealer from Reinholds, Pennsylvania in the 1960nulls.
85 x 90 inches
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