Quilt (Chintz applique quilt)

  • Category:

    Textiles (Furnishing)

  • Creator (Role):

    Mary Johnston (Maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    1793

  • Materials:

    Cotton; Linen; Silk

  • Techniques:

    Appliqued, Pieced, Embroidered, Quilted, Woven (plain), Mordant style, Raised style, Block printed, Plate printed

  • Museum Object Number:

    1968.0766


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1968.0766

Object Name

Quilt (Chintz applique quilt)

Category

Textiles (Furnishing)

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Mrs. Harry P. Bingham

Creator (Role)

Mary Johnston (Maker)

Place of Origin

United States, North America

Origin Notes

This quilt was made in North America in 1793.

Secondary Place of Origin

England, United Kingdom, Europe

Secondary Origin Notes

The printed fabric used to create the applique design was made in England in the late eighteenth century.

Date

1793

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; middle of the quilt; "MARY + 1793 + IOHNTSON" (embroidered)

Subjects

Birds; Flowers

Materials

Cotton; Linen; Silk

Techniques

Appliqued, Pieced, Embroidered, Quilted, Woven (plain), Mordant style, Raised style, Block printed, Plate printed

Construction Description

Hand-stitched

Dimensions (inches)

97.75 (L) , 96 (W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

248.285 (L) , 243.84 (W)

Measurement Notes

Overall dimensions include the cotton fringe. The center section of the quilt measures 78 inches long x 60.25 inches wide. The drops are 17 - 19 inches deep.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Montgomery, Florence. 1970 Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850.
Textile with same pattern, p. 352, fig. 416
[Book] Orlofsky, Myron & Orlofsky, Patsy. 1974 Quilts in America.
Published: page unknown
[Book] Holstein, Jonathan. 1973 The Pieced Quilt in the American Design Tradition.
Referenced, not pictured, page unknown
[Book] Johnson, Mary Elizabeth. 1984 Flower Quilts.
Published: page unknown
[Book] Hoffman, Victoria. 1991 Quilts: A Window to the Past.
Published: page unknown
[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 the mordant style and China Blue, p. 88, 97, 101-104
[Book] Storey, Joyce. 1974 The Thames and Hudson Manual of Textile Printing.
Information on print styles, block printing, and plate printing, p. 11-12, 27-66