DESCRIPTION: Chintz applique quilts were popular in the first half of the nineteenth century. Using glazed chintz fabrics imported from England, individual motifs were cut out and appliqued on a cotton ground fabric. Remarkably, the chintz fabrics on this quilt retain their original glaze. The appliqued center basket motif, popular in southern quilts in the early 19th century, features an abundance of dogtooth borders, including an eight lobed “flower” shape. Dogtooth borders were popular, particularly in Virginia and Maryland quilts. This quilt also prominently features the fashionable pheasant and plum tree print within the framed center design.