Flower Basket (Carolina Lily Variation)
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Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Pieced Cotton. Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: The front is from the 19th century. The back is from the 20th century. This quilt is a pieced Carolina Lily pattern with a basket. The lilies are a solid red fabric, there is one petal that is pale orange. All of the twenty panels are on a yellow calico background. The quilting follows the flower pattern. The baskets are quilted in a grid pattern. The back of the quilt is the same fabric as the border. The border is quilted in a chain pattern. Exhibition History: The Peoplenulls Place Museum, Intercourse, PA, November 10, 1995-January 31, 1996. Rothman Gallery, F&M College, PA, Fall 1994, 1997. 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 1940nulls.
75 x 85 inches