A chintz applique measuring 109" by 111.5". It has a Tree-of-Life design and uses multiple fabrics. The design includes flowers, leaves and birds on a main tree with butterflies and floral sprigs encircling the tree. At the base of the tree is mound of flowers with various birds including peacocks. The floral border is wide and printed with green leaves, brown flowers and tiny, yellow flowers. The whole quilt is multicolored on a white background. The backing is plain muslin in four vertical strips with woven binding tape all around. The center of the quilt has double line diagonals forming diamonds with a floral motif in the center. It isqQuilted around the tree motifs. And the border is quilted in crossed diagonal lines. On the reverse, in dark blue cross-stitch, at top center is stitched: "Burges / Dec 1833." 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 Gene Burges.
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.
Chintz applique quilt consisting of 30 squares, each with different floral or bird design. Some squares initialed or signed. Blocks set with sashes of burgundy chintz and framed with white cotton and brown Greek key motif. Backing is white cotton, folded over edges to form binding. Cotton batting.
White background with central medallion depicting the Hunt Cornucopia. Central medallion encircled by appliqued wreath. Appliqued pheasants, various other birds, and flowers outside the wreath, all surrounded by chintz floral border, surrounded by white cambric border, with outer border of floral and bird motifs. Quilt center is the same as quilt in Smithsonian from the William Alston Plantation "Fairfield-on-the-Waccamaw."