Double Wedding Ring
Classification: Building Furnishings, Bedding, Quilt. Materials and Techniques: Pieced cotton. Style/Period/Movement: Physical Description: This quilt pattern first emerged in the 1920s, however, the motif of interlocking rings dates back to the Roman times. The quilt pattern was especially popular during the 1930nulls and 1940nulls. This quilt is a pieced, pastel printed cotton on a white background. It has blue and yellow squares where the rings intersect. The quilting in the negative spaces is of a stylized cross and flower. Exhibition History: Spring 1994, Rothman Gallery, F&M College, PA. 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.
83 x 83 inches