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11-37-6831

Where are the records for this quilt housed?

Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project - MassQuilts

Who documented this quilt?

Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project, MassQuilts; Braintree Historical Society

MASS-Quilts ID#

5133

Museum Accession Number:

BHS# 85 828

Ownership of this quilt is:

Public Museum, Library or Institution

Quilt owner:

Braintree Historical Society

Quilt owner's city:

Braintree

Quilt owner's state:

Massachusetts (MA)

Quilt owner's country:

United States

Width:

69.5 [without fringe]

Length:

84.5

Name of quilting group (that made the quilt):

VanAlta family member

Quiltmaker's state:

Ohio (OH)

Quiltmaker's country:

United States

How did owner acquire quilt?

Gift

Time period:

1876-1900

Format:

Finished quilt

Technique, applique:

Hand Applique

Technique, embellishments:

Embroidery

Describe any unusual techniques used to make the quilt top:

Eagle facing Right, olive branch in Right claw, arrows in Left claw, 2 eggs beneath, stylized birds in L & R bottom corners. Additional birds around eagle.

Fabric fibers:

Cotton

Patterns:

Print

Describe the fibers or fabrics in the quilt top:

English oil-boiled calico

Predominant colors:

Beige or Tan

Quilting:

Not quilted

Border; technique, fiber, weave, pattern:

houndstooth applique/not on top/2.5"

Binding and edging:

Front turned to back

Binding; pattern:

hand-knotted 3.5" wide

Backing, weave and pattern:

no backing

Condition:

Good/moderate use

Condition, damage:

Dirty

Describe the damage:

This quilt is not structurally sound.

Condition, structurally sound?

1900 dated repair.

Pattern name, variations and comments:

Eagle

If the date was estimated by an antique dealer, quilt historian or appraiser, enter that date:

1825-1900

Access and copyright information for image:

Restricted

Copyright holder:

Braintree Historical Society

Cite this Quilt

VanAlta family member. Eagle. 1876-1900. From Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project - MassQuilts, Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project, MassQuilts; Braintree Historical Society. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=11-37-6831. Accessed: 08/12/22