Quilt (Wholecloth quilt)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Creator (Role):

    Jean-Baptiste Huet (Printer)

  • Place of Origin:

    Jouy-En-Josas, Île-de-France , France, Europe

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Cotton; Silk

  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Plate printed, Mordant style, Quilted

  • Museum Object Number:


  • Complete Details

Object Number


Object Name

Quilt (Wholecloth quilt)


Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Walter E. Colburn

Creator (Role)

Jean-Baptiste Huet (Printer)
Jean-Baptiste Huet was trained in the studio of Le Prince. He was accepted by the Academy in 1769 as a painter of animals. He started working for Oberkampf in 1783 with his design for Les Travaux de la manufacture (The activities of the factory) and continued until his death in 1811. Throughout his career his style changed as tastes changed. His first genre was pastoral painting around 1773. His next style consists of elements typical of the Louis XVI style. Then from 1796 his work gradually became more geometric. While working with Oberkamf he produced 32 different designs, plus another ten which remained in the preparatory stages. (Riffel, Melanie et. al., Toile de Jouy, 2003, pp. 42-45)

Place of Origin

Jouy-En-Josas, Île-de-France , France, Europe

Origin Notes

This quilt is made from fabric that was probably printed in France between 1800 and 1810.



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Mark; upper left corner on the back; "76"


Cotton; Silk


Woven (plain), Plate printed, Mordant style, Quilted

Construction Description


Dimensions (inches)

109.5 (L) , 102 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

278.13 (L) , 259.08 (W)

Measurement Notes

Vertical Design Repeat: 18.5 inches. Selvedge width: 34.75 inches.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Riffel, Melanie, et al. 2003 Toile De Jouy: Printed Textiles in the Classical French Style.
Similar print, "L'Escarpolette" (The Swing), p. 111, fig. 150
[Book] Storey, Joyce. 1974 The Thames and Hudson Manual of Textile Printing.
Information on mordant style and copper plate printing, p. 11-12 and 61-69
[Chapter] Bide, Martin. Secrets of the Printer's Palette, Colors & Dyes in Rhode Island Quilts [Book] Welters, Linda & Ordoñez, Margaret. Down by the Old Mill Stream: Quilts in Rhode Island. 83-121.
Information on mordant style, pp. 88, 101-104