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Orange Peel/Pin Cushion Quilt

Quilt of printed cotton plain weave and white cotton pieced in Orange Peel or Pin Cushion pattern fashionable around the first two decades of the 19th century.


About 2000, sold by Kate and Joel Kopp, American Hurrah Antiques, New York, NY to Jan Whitlock, Westchester, PA; 2012, sold by Whitlock to the MFA. (Accession date: January 30, 2013)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Jane Pappalardo

American, possibly New York, about 1820


Length x width: 231.5 x 223.5 cm (91 1/8 x 88 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Printed cotton plain weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts