Quilt No.1037KC - King Cottage Museum

King Cottage Museum
Owner: 
King Cottage Museum
Location: 
WA South West
Maker
Maker: 
Mrs Dodwell Brown
Made in
IRELAND County Mayo
Date: 
1851 - 1880
Description: 
Crazy patchwork quilt in silks, brocades, velvets and cottons, each piece outlined in double herringbone stitches worked in yellow silk thread. Some pieces are embroidered in long stitch in silk and feature flowers such as fuchsias, water lilies, daisies. There are also birds, oriental figures, Kate Greenaway figures. There is no padding and the pieces are stitched on to white cotton. The backing is polished black cotton and the layers are fastened with yellow ties. The quilt is finished around the edge with black cord with 2 loops and a black fringed tassel at each corner. 1580 x 1500...
History: 

The quilt was made prior to 1867 by Mrs. Dodwell Brown of Ratines, Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland. In 1867It was brought to Bridgetown WA by the maker's son who became a medical practitioner there. It is now owned by King Cottage Museum and is occasionally displayed for short periods.

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