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Bunches of Grapes

Quilt of white cotton appliqued with bunches of grapes pattern in the center worked with red and green plain weave cotton; serpentine grape vine border, edges bound with green cotton, backed with undyed muslin; pattern outline quilted, background scallop quilted, border quilted with acanthus leaves.


Before 2013, acquired by Gerald E. Roy, Warner, NH; 2013, sold by Roy to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)

Credit Line

Mary S. and Edward J. Holmes Fund

Appliqued Quilt

American, Ohio, about 1875

Object Place

Ohio, USA


Height x width: 218.4 x 221 cm (86 x 87 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, appliqued and quilted; edges bound with cotton plain weave; backed with undyed cotton plain weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts