Quilt No.888NTNW - National Trust of Australia (NSW)

National Trust of Australia (NSW)
Owner: 
National Trust of Australia (NSW)
Location: 
NSW Sydney
Maker
Maker: 
Elizabeth Macarthur ?
Made in
Unknown
Date: 
Unknown
Description: 
Hand sewn quilt comprising 263 rosettes of hexagons in chintz. 6 hexagons around a centre one form a rosette. Between these are plain off white hexagons. There is a mark on one corner on cream material, possibly a stamp. The crochet lace border is on three sides only.
2850 x 2720mm
History: 

"The Macarthur quilt has been handed down through four generations of the family of Elizabeth Macarthur's daughter Mary Bowman until, with the death of the last Bowman owner, it was arranged that it had come to the National Trust of Australia. Its exact history has been lost, although it was attributed within the family to Mrs. Elizabeth Macarthuir, wife of John Macarthur and mistress of Elizabeth Farm." [NT NSW]
The quilt is now part of the collection of the National Trust (NSW).

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