Quilt No.824NTR - National Trust of Australia (TAS)

National Trust of Australia (TAS)
Owner: 
National Trust of Australia (TAS)
Location: 
TAS Hobart
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
Unknown
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Crazy patchwork quilt of pieces of plain and patterned silks in bright and pastel colours, each patch edged and decorated with a variety of embroidery stitches, including star, spider, french knot and feather and herringbone variations. 2 patches of early aniline dyed blue silk. Motifs of tennis racquet, horse shoes, fan and some embroidered flowers. The patches are stitched to coarse linen. There is a wide border of red plush velvet turned to the underside. There is no padding. The backing is red polished cotton.
1550 x 1435mm
History: 

The quilt was acquired by the National Trust from Miss E. Dumaresq of Hobart in 1967. It is thought to have been made c.1880.

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