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Quilt

Artist/Maker:
Parker, Nancy
Place Made:
Marlboro County South Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1820-1825
Medium:
cotton with linen backing
Dimensions:
LOA 94 7/8; WOA 90
Accession Number:
1120
Description:
DESCRIPTION: Whole-cloth quilt made of four strips of rollerprinted blue cotton print; each strip about 22″ wide; no binding; plain backing fabric; quilted in diamond pattern; the pattern repeat is 19″ and consists of open “French” doors framing a stand with a basket of flowers; the top of the door is heavily draped and has eagle finials; a large urn stands on either side of the doors.

STYLE: The Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration identified the blue printed fabric used to make this quilt as of English Origin ca. 1819-1820. A similar print was exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum and was catalogued as “Regency Window with Jasmine Trail c. 1820. Roller printed in blue…The date is confirmed by the very close similarity of the draperies, pedestals, and vases to those illustrated in Ackerman’s ‘Repository’ in 1819 and 1820.”

History:
The bedcover descended in the Daniel Parker (1807-1870) family of Charleston and Marlboro County, SC. The possible maker was Nancy Parker (1779-1855), the mother of Daniel Parker from Marlboro County, SC.

Credit Line:
Gift of Everett Parker Stutts