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Quilt

Light/dark variation "log cabin" quilt formed with blocks made of pieced narrow strips of contrasting black and polychrome silk fabrics (float weaves, failles, satins, and velvets, likely taken from women's dresses and men's waistcoats.) The contrasting black/light silk squares form an allover...

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Provenance

Mabelle Little Ingraham (b. 1898), Maine; 1972, gift of Ingraham to her daughter and son in-law, Margaret and Peter I Goldman, Newton, MA; 2010, gift of the Goldmans to the MFA. (Accession Date: November 24, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Peter and Margaret I. Goldman

American, 1875–1900

Place of Creation

USA

Object Place

United States

Dimensions

Overall: 177.8 x 157.5 cm (70 x 62 in.)

Accession Number

2010.750

Medium or Technique

Silk plain and float weaves, satins, and velvets; pieced and tied. Wool twill backing

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles