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Quilt composed of repeating blocks of white cotton appliqued with abstracted flower basket patterns in red,brown and orange, alternated with bright red cotton blocks stitched with pattern of floral medallions. Said to have been made by Mary Van Nuys Jacoby (1806–1897) paternal great, great...

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mid 19th century, quilt made by Mary Van Nuys Jacoby for George A. Jacoby; inherited by John B. Jacoby; 2012, gift of John B. Jacoby to the MFA. (Accession date: October 24, 2012)

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Gift of Patricia B. and John B. Jacoby

American, Lititz, Pennsylvania, Moravian or Mennonite, mid-19th century


76 x 86 inches

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Medium or Technique

Pieced, appliqued and quilted cotton


Textiles and Fashion Arts