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Botanical Album Quilt
Botanical Album Quilt, 1840-1845
Made by Cinthia Arsworth, American
Cotton plain weave with appliqués of plain, block- and roller-printed cotton, cotton chintz, and cotton compound weave; padded appliqué; silk and wool embroidery in chain, overcast, seed, straight, cross, knotted, and plush stitches; channel quilting
7 feet 9 inches × 7 feet 9 inches (236.2 × 236.2 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Percival Armitage, 1942
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Needlework from the Nineteenth Century
May 26, 2001 - March 3, 2002

The changing aesthetics of the nineteenth century are reflected in the diversity of needlework techniques which decorated household textiles, garments and accessories, including delicate whitework early in the century, opulent high Victorian Berlin wool work, and aesthetic period art needlework.

Needlework from the Nineteenth Century highlights the artistic talent and technical skill of the needlewomen of the century. It features embellished objects such as embroidered dresses from both the Neoclassical and bustle periods, a selection of samplers and schoolgirl embroidery, an appliqué Baltimore album quilt, and an embroidered patchwork quilt.


H. Kristina Haugland • Assistant Curator of Costume and Textiles


Costume and Textiles Gallery, second floor

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