Baltimore Album quilt, 101.5" x 104.5," with 25 blocks, each with appliqued flowers, baskets, fruit, birds, tree motifs, with stuffed and embroidered details. Appliqued floral vine border. Marked in one block in cross-stitch: "Sarah Rosenstock 1857." Made by Sarah Rosenstock (Mrs. Gerson/George Rosenstock) in Baltimore, MD in 1857. Donated to the Charleston Museum by Mrs. Luke Vincent Lockwood in 1942.
The quilt depicts the Tree of Life pattern in chintz applique on white cotton. At the base of the tree are appliqued scenes portraying pagodas, a male figure blowing a horn, another male figure chopping wood, and a lady carrying a basket of fruit. Peacocks and other birds of varying sizes are perched on the branches. Floral motifs and butterflies are throughout the quilt. The quilt is bordered with roses, forget-me-nots, buds, and leaves mitered at the corners. The whole quilt is bound by twill tape. The quilting inside the border is of interlocking 1 1/2" circles, while the quilting on the border is diagonal straight lines about 3/4" apart. The backing is made of three strips. The front fabric behind the applique is composed of two 30" strips and one 18 1/4" strip. Includes detail Objects of Tree of Life and border.
The whole cloth palampore coverlet is printed with a tree-of-life motif surrounded by birds, flowers, and insects. Colors are predominantly browns, roses, and blues with a tan background. A shepherd with a flute and various pastoral animals are depicted under the tree. To the left are castellated ruins and a ship on the sea. To the right of the tree is another section of the seas with two cloaked men and a giraffe on a log raft, which is a reference to Zarafa, the giraffe given to Charles X by the Ottoman Viceroy of Egypt, Mehmet Ali Pasha in 1824. The entire design is bordered by a paisley motif.
Central medallion portraying a large basket of appliqued flowers, each flower outline quilted. Medallion surrounded by four smaller oval bouquets. Curving flowering vine and four small landscape medallions with architectural ruins. In each corner a small triangular floral motif, border of chintz in different pattern, then white cambric border quilted in one direction diagonal lines with spaced leaf motifs. Outer border is chintz in different pattern and manufacturer than rest of quilt, light brown outer border. Bound with tape, backed with same white cambric, very thin cotton batting.
mid 19th century. Basket of flowers medallion surrounded by floral circle. Background is white quilted French cambric circa 1840. English chintz applique designs. Outer border is appliqued chintz on all sides. Four floral wreaths each encircle scenic ruins with floral bouquets between wreaths at corners. Pencil markings used as guidelines for quilting visible. Second image displays detail of center medallion.
The quilt consists of nine chintz applique squares, each with an identical floral spray in center and four small sprays, one in each corner. Sashing between squares is a chintz floral strip with brown leafy scroll edging. A wide chintz floral border with large pink and red flowers and green leaves with smaller pink, brown/gold, and blue flowers. Muslin backing. Binding back to front, machine stitched. Each square is clamshell quilted and border is fan quilted. Six squares have inked names and dates.
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.
The chintz quilt consists of twenty-five appliqued squares, each of which depicts floral motifs, including floral sprays, floral wreaths, and vases with bouquets of flowers, various birds including a rooster and a peacock, and butterflies. The squares are bordered with dark brown floral chintz sashing.
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.
Chintz floral quilted in overlapping fan or cloud design. Predominantly red, blue (faded) and brown on cream white background. Center medallion "Trophy of Arms" encircled by floral wreath, surrounded by 2 diagonal chintz borders with four semicircle floral clusters on each side. Floral triangles near edge complete shape into square (47"). Square is surrounded by 5-1/2" muslin border, surrounded by 5-1/2" chintz border, surrounded by another 5-1/2" muslin border. Final border is 1-1/2" floral chintz border fabric of red, blue, green, and gold. Woven tape binding, muslin backing, very thin batting. Second image displays detail of center medallion.