White cotton coverlet, 78" x 97," embroidered with white cotton handwork. Central tree of life in a handled pot or basket surrounded by inner border of grape vine, leaves and grape clusters. Outer border of swags. Directly under the pot are embroidered initials and date: "P D C 1814." No backing or batting; narrow rolled hem top and bottom, sides selvage. Made by Martha (Patsy) Dabney Chisholm of Charleston in 1814. Purchased by the Charleston Museum in 1999.
White cotton coverlet, 56" x 80," with pink chain stitch embroidery forming design of 42 squares, alternating pink rosettes with blue and white flower design, black seed centers and green scroll leaves. One edge hemmed; remaining three have heavy cotton cord 2.25" fringe. Made by Cynthia Elizabeth Poyas Marvin in the 1920s. Donated to the Charleston Museum by the maker's granddaughter, Margaret Sadler Eigner in 2006.
Pair of matching white cotton coverlets with appliqued design in pastel shades - 18 brown lattice baskets filled with purple, pink and yellow tulips, green leaves. Green sashing. Scalloped green binding on three sides, top edge hemmed. Made by Margaret Williams (Mrs. George W. Williams) in the 1930s. Donated to the Charleston Museum by maker's granddaughters, Elizabeth & Margaret Williams in 2008.
White cotton coverlet, 65" x 81," with cotton thread embroidery forming two baskets of flowers facing out and four larged leaves in center forming an X. Floral tendrils overall and leafy border. Knotted fringe on three sides. Made by Mariah Parrish of Marlboro County, SC, c. 1830. Donated to the Charleston Museum by Miss George Rowe Townsend in 2002.
White coverlet with blue embroidered design of central basket of flowers and floral sprays overall. No batting or backing. Made by Sallie Stanley in Jones County, North Carolina, c. 1775 (but may be early 19th century). Donated to the Charleston Museum by Blanche Huckabee in 1971.
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.