Chintz Applique Quilt

Chintz Applique Quilt
Schulz, Maria Boyd (1806-1883)
A Chintz Applique,measuring 112" by 117", from the early to mid-19th century. It has a white background with red, blue, green and brown chintz pieces in a tree-of-life design. Border is a 12" strip of chintz with floral design on background of tiny black dots. There is no batting or backing and it is not hemmed. There are at least 17 different fabrics used in the center panel. The center piece is dated from an earlier period - approximatley 15 to 20 years earlier - with the border fabric being of a later date, possibly 1850. The palm tree and bird group in the lower left corner are circa 1815. The design is influenced by Indian palampores. The quilt was made, in Charleston, by Maria Boyd Schulz, the daughter of John Christopher Schulz and Susan Flud Cantey. Maria's sister, Martha Anne (1819-1852) married Dr. Thomas L. Burden, a relative of the donor's husband. The quilt was donated by Mrs. H. S. Burden in 1970.
Charleston Museum Quilt Collection
Contributing Institution:
The Charleston Museum Archives
Media Type:
Topical Subject:
Chintz, Applique, Trees, Decoration and ornament--Plant forms
Shelving Locator:
HT 585
Internet Media Type:
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.