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Cradle quilt

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Pieced cradle quilt with side by side blocks made of four triangles each, pattern known as "broken dishes"; border of predominantly red printed cotton, patched with wool; hand quilted


Used by the Robbins family of Lexington, MA; Inherited by Dr. Merrell L. Stout from Ellen A. Stone; Gift to the MFA, June, 1945

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Merrell L. Stout

American, first quarter 19th century

Object Place

Lexington, Massachusetts, United States


104.5 x 107.3 cm (41 1/8 x 42 1/4 in. )

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Medium or Technique

Cotton and linen; plain weave; pieced and quilted


Textiles and Fashion Arts