Quilt No.949NTW - National Trust of Australia (WA)

National Trust of Australia (WA)
Owner: 
National Trust of Australia (WA)
Location: 
WA Perth
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
Unknown
Date: 
pre 1850
Description: 
Frame quilt of dress cottons, including some glazed cottons. The centre is 4 triangles pieced to make a rectangle. This is surrounded by a plain border, a border of triangles, plain border, triangles border, plain border, border of triangles pieced to form squares, square and triangle border, then rows of squares. The outer border is of glazed floral chintz with a brown background. The backing is cream linen pieced lengthways in 3 sections. There is no padding. It is quilted all over in a large clamshell pattern. The top is covered with netting.
2615 x 2280mm
History: 

The maker is unknown. It is thought to have been made mid 19th century. The quilt was purchased in Armidale NSW in 1960 and donated to the National Trust, WA in 1983 by Janet Kovesi. It is now stored at Woodbridge, Midland, WA

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