Quilt No.809QVM - Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
Owner: 
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
Location: 
Tas
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
Unknown
Date: 
1851 - 1880
Description: 
Patchwork quilt made from silk and challis and velvet hexagons set to form diamond shapes. The centre shape has 8 hexagons surrounded by a row of 16 hexagons. The outer border of the quilt is 2 rows of 'Tumbling Blocks' set amongst a variety of black silk and satin patches. There is a wide fringe in red, green, blue and yellow. There is no padding and the backing is a recent addition in red cotton, synthetis mix.
1770 x 1740mm
History: 

Unknown. It is thought the quilt was made c.1860.

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