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Bed quilt made of pieced, appliqued, and quilted cottons. Central field features a bold geometric composition of green small-scale floral print cotton blocks, alternated with plain white blocks appliqued with stylized red peony flowers in small-scale floral printed cotton. Central field is...

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Purchased by dealer Gerald Roy in New York state in early 1980s; purchased by MFA Sept. 17, 2008.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Jane Burke, Penny Vinik, Ruth Oliver Jolliffe, Elizabeth Ann Coleman and the Jane Marsland and Judith A. Marsland Fund

Carolina Lily Quilt

American, 1830–45

Object Place

United States


Overall: 252.1 x 250.2 cm (99 1/4 x 98 1/2 in.) Other (top edge ): 250.2 cm (98 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pieced and quilted glazed and printed cotton plain weave and wool plain weave; lined with glazed and printed cotton plain weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts