An example of a high-class quilt from early America, this ornate bedcovering features expensive imported fabrics. Extant quilts such as this suggest that quilts from this era were not the type we romantically associate with household thrift and fortitude, but instead reflect cosmopolitan style and wealth.

Pattern: 
Medallion
Maker: 
Maker unknown
Circa
1790
1810
Probably made in
United States
100.75
91.25
IQSCM, Byron and Sara Rhodes Dillow Collection
2008.040.0182