Quilt with Economy Patch variation of three squares made of fashionable dress silks from about 1850-1870 including the aniline colors pink, light blue, and purple; border made of dull brown silk and quilted with an acanthus leave pattern.
Before 2013, acquired by Gerald E. Roy, Warner, NH; 2013, sold by Roy to the MFA. (Accession date: February 27, 2013)
Mary S. and Edward J. Holmes Fund
American, Quaker, about 1870
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Height x width: 218.4 x 218.4 cm (86 x 86 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk plain weave, pieced and quilted; edges bound with silk twill tape; backed with cotton plain weave, discharge printed