Chintz Applique Quilt

Chintz Applique Quilt
Burges, Margaret Eliza Darley Seyle (1804-1877)
A chintz applique, medallion quilt measuring 92.5" by 91". It has a white background with pinks, blues, greens and browns. And a central motif of a basket of fruit with leaves and bird. This is encircled by bird, insect and floral appliques. There are varied floral bouquets at the four sides with fruit, floral and pheasant appliques below. Additional florals, in both baskets and sprays, are outside the center medallion. There is a narrow floral border on both sides of a wider border around the whole quilt. The wide border is a printed floral of bright blue, pink and brown. It is quilted overall in a clamshell design with the border having larger overlapping arcs. The plain muslin backing is in three vertical strips with binding front to back. The quilt was possibly made in Charleston by Margaret Eliza Darley Seyle Burges, the great, great-grandmother of the donor. Margaret and James Smith Burges were the parents of Edward Burges. Edward married Eveline Olivia Petsch. Their son was Julius Eugene Burges, Sr., who married Anna Willissa Detwiler. Their son was Julius Eugene Burges, Jr., the donor's father. The quilt was given in 2010, by Anne Burges Lake.
Charleston Museum Quilt Collection
Contributing Institution:
The Charleston Museum Archives
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Topical Subject:
Chintz, Applique, Fruit, Birds, Pheasants, Decoration and ornament--Plant forms
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Digitization Specifications:
Photographed using a Nikon D90 with a 50.0 mm f/1.8 lens. 1/125 sec, f/9, ISO 250, sRGB.
Copyright Status Statement:
Public Domain.
Access Information:
Courtesy of The Charleston Museum. Photo by Sean Money. For more information contact The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403.