Dresden Plate Pattern
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Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Appliqued and pieced cotton. Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: This pattern was first published in the 1920nulls, sometimes under the name Grandmothernulls Sunburst, Friendship Ring, Aster, Dahlia and Sunflower. The pattern was popular throughout the 1920nulls and 1930nulls. Each petal or wedge is appliqued in a circle. The name originates from the Victorian Eranulls love of 19th century decorative art and porcelain made in Dresden German (www.patternsfrom history.com/colonial_revival/dresden-plate.htm). This quilt is made from appliqued feedsack fabrics on a white background. The curved wedge shapes were also appliqued on the border. The quilting follows the appliqued pattern with an alternating floral motif. The quilting was notes as being exceptional. Exhibition History: Rothman Gallery, F&M College, PA, Spring 1994. 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 1950nulls.
101 x 83 inches