White Cotton Leaf & Clamshell Quilt
Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Quilted Cotton. Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: This is a whole cloth quilt with a square medallion in the center with leaf and vine quilting. The quilting surrounding the central motif is a clam shell pattern and a vine pattern. The back of the quilt is white. 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. Robert L. Schaeffer, Jr. purchased quilt from Hatti Brunner (1890-1982), Antiques dealer from Reinholds, Pennsylvania in the 1940nulls.
81 x 83 inches
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