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Star of Bethlehem with trees and star points

Appliqued and pieced quilt with star of Bethlehem in red and undyed cotton in the center appliqued with four pomegrante or oak trees at the corners and smaller plants (pineapples?) at four cardinal points; green serpentine border with red stars and flowers; bound with green cotton plain weave;...

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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, New York, about 1850

Object Place

New York, USA


Height x width: 222.3 x 218.4 cm (87 1/2 x 86 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Appliqued cotton plain weave top, cotton plain weave back and binding; quilted


Textiles and Fashion Arts