Piece of chintz, measuring 25 1/2" x 16 1/2", iris motif on brown ground, with maker's information stamped along top selvage: "Published as the ACT directs / September 24th 1835 / by John Lowe Shepley Hall." Also initials "J. H." Second stamp reads: "John Lowe and Compy Shepley Hall Furniture Printers / 80 N / 32867 / 28." Donated to the Charleston Museum by Mrs. W. P. McCorkle in 1922.
The chintz quilt consists of a floral center medallion encircled with a floral wreath. The center medallion is framed by six borders. The inner border is a floral chintz pattern with an alternating border or brown or tan linen. The two outside borders are floral chintz. Quilting is in a diamond pattern. Batting is almost gone. Unbound. Background colors darkened with age, originally brown or tan color.
Chintz applique quilt with a center medallion depicting a basket of fruit (single printed motif) encircled by eight smaller fruit baskets on a muslin ground. There is a pair of birds with flowers in each corner (pheasants). The border is composed of a line of small fruit baskets, each encircled with a floral wreath to form a scalloped outer border of bouquets and circular motifs on a radish-pink background. Woven tape binding on all four sides. The quilting pattern is around each applique and printed motif with overall background quilting of floral vines. The red-pink portion of the border has diagonal line quilting . Cotton batting; backing of natural muslin, four long panels sewn together.