1952.0325 Quilt, overall
  • 1952.0325 Quilt, overall
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Quilt (Wholecloth quilt)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Place of Origin:

    United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:


  • Materials:


  • Techniques:

    Woven (plain), Quilted, Block printed, Resist style

  • Museum Object Number:


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Object Number


Object Name

Quilt (Wholecloth quilt)


Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Henry Francis du Pont

Place of Origin

United States, North America

Origin Notes

The quilt probably was constructed in the United States in the early 19th-century.

Secondary Place of Origin

England, United Kingdom, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

This textile was probably printed in England, c. 1740-1780.



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Label; reverse side, upper left corner; "New York- July-August-Sept" "season 3" (in ink)




Woven (plain), Quilted, Block printed, Resist style

Construction Description


Dimensions (inches)

87 (L) , 77.5 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

220.98 (L) , 196.85 (W)

Measurement Notes

Measurements are approximate due to the inherent variability of textiles. (Conservation, 2010). Vertical design repeat: 25.75 inches. Horizontal design repeat: unable to determine, the panel has been cut. Selvedge width: 34 5/8 inches (this measurement is approximate as the textile panel has been stitched into a quilt).

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Storey, Joyce. 1974 The Thames and Hudson Manual of Textile Printing.
Information on Resist style, p. 11
[Chapter] Bide, Martin. Secrets of the Printer's Palette, Colors & Dyes in Rhode Island Quilts [Book] Welters, Linda & OrdoƱez, Margaret. Down by the Old Mill Stream: Quilts in Rhode Island. 83-121.
Information on Resist style, pp. 88, 92-94
[Book] Little, F. 1931 Early American Textiles.
Published: opposite p. 204, fig. 41 c
[Book] Clouzot, Henri & Morris, Frances. 1927 Painted and Printed Fabrics : The History of the Manufactory at Jouy and Other Ateliers in France 1760-1815.
Textile with same pattern illustrated: pl. XCI (top)
[Journal] Antiques Magazine. 1//1938
Pattern illustrated, May 1957, p. 440
[Journal] Antiques Magazine. 1//1938
Pattern illustrated, January 1928, p. 39
[Book] Montgomery, Florence. 1970 Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850.
Image of pattern, p.201, figs. 188a-b
[Other] Research for Printed Textiles completed by Linda Eaton.
Block Prints: Blue Resist: Information on dating textile and possible English origin.
[Book] Eaton, Linda. 2014 Printed Textiles: British and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850.
Published: p. 173, C036