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Prince's Feather Quilt

White cotton ground appliqued with Prince’s feather design with alternating green and red feathers with an orange center; tulips at the border and birds and eagles at center top and bottom; edges bound with green cotton plain weave, backed with white cotton plain weave


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 1860

Object Place

Ohio, USA


Overall: 221 x 222.3 cm (87 x 87 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave; appliqued and quilted


Textiles and Fashion Arts