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.
The quilt is floral chintz with a fruit basket medallion. The basket is filled with various chintz fruits (grapes, pineapple, peaches, strawberries) and a bird. The center medallion is encircled with a floral wreath. The main body of the top is quilted in a scalloped (clamshell) pattern with cording. The central medallion is surrounded by four circular rows of hexagonal patchwork flowers. These hexagonal flowers were appliqued after the completion of the corded quilting. Appliqued fruit in rounded triangles are in each corner of the quilt within the borders. The quilt is framed by two floral patterned chintz borders. Main colors in the quilt are rose red, blue, and brown. No batting. Back is whole cloth linen or cotton. The hexagon flowers contain block prints, copper plate roller prints, Lafayette blue and tan prints, madder print, and others.
The center medallion is a large urn with flowers surrounded by bird motifs. A floral appliqued vine encircles the center medallion, on a muslin background. The center medallion is predominantly red, brown, green, yellow, and blue. A golden face of a bearded man crowned with a wreath of fruit and leaves is portrayed on the urn. The quilt has a pink chintz border printed with alternating designs of brown cartouches with a floral vase in the center and blue and red flowers in brown baskets.
Constructed of three square chintz borders alternating with two applique borders depicting flowers and birds. Has batting, backing and binding. Blue and red printed chintz on linen with fruit basket design in floral wreath in center. Floral and bird designs surrounding wreath with floral border. Additional floral and bird designs outside border, surrounded by second set of border and applique designs. Thicker outer border also floral.