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Whig Rose Quilt with Swag and Tassel Border
Artist unidentified

Location: United States

Date: 1850–1860

Materials: Cotton

Dimensions: 100 × 82"

Credit: Gift of Irene Reichert in honor of Nathan Druet

Accession Number: 1993.1.2

Photo credit: Gavin Ashworth

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Description

One of the most popular floral appliqué patterns rendered in the red, green, and white color scheme was the Whig Rose, a design that is represented in the museum’s collection in a number of different variations. This quilt is distinguished by its “swag and tassel” border, evidence of the enduring popularity of the Greek Revival style in nineteenth-century America.

Stacy C. Hollander, "Whig Rose Quilt with Swag and Tassel Border," exhibition label for QUILTS: Masterworks from the American Folk Art Museum. Stacy C. Hollander, curator. New York: American Folk Art Museum, 2010.


Whig Rose Quilt with Swag and Tassel Border
Date: 1850–1860
Artist:
Dimensions: 100 × 82"
Materials: Cotton
Credit Line: Gift of Irene Reichert in honor of Nathan Druet
Place/Region: United States
Accession Number: 1993.1.2
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