At the center of the quilt is a large square medallion of individual appliqued chintz motifs. The center consists of various chintz flowers and leaves. The area bordering the center medallion depicts various birds, peacocks, and floral motifs. The outside border is floral chintz. Quilted and backed.
Chintz applique quilt top, 82.5" x 86," with Trophy of Arms center medallion encircled by wreath of flowers, then ring of butterflies, then ring of fruit motifs, and then ring of fruit motifs alternating with floral vase ovals. Chintz border of peacocks and flowers. No batting, backing or binding (unfinished). Made by Hannah Noland Henderson c. 1830. Donated to the Charleston Museum by descendants William Rutherford Trumble and Fritz Trumble in 2013. Detail Objects show center medallion Trophy of Arms and a floral vase oval.
Chintz applique quilt, 101.5" square, with center medallion of pair of pheasants in a wreath of flowers. Four concentric floral chintz borders. Within first border are individual chintz flowers appliqued around wreath. The backing is a plain muslin with thin batting with woven tape binding. The quilt was found in the attic of 9 Ladson Street and later purchased by the donor at vintage clothing store in Charleston. It was given by Mary Alma Parker in 2008. Second image displays detail of the center medallion.
Chintz floral medallion in center (roses, acorns, and thistles) appliqued on printed ground with tiny flowers widely spaced extending to floral border. Next border has chintz appliqued floral bouquets and oval medallions with appliqued strip of leaving twining around. Final border has printed design of scrolls and urns with gold and red border. Woven tape binding. Overall crosshatch quilting in various sizes.
Chintz applique quilt with white cambric background. The central medallion depicts a basket with circular spray of flowers, cut from various pieces of chintz. Chintz colors have all faded to brown, pink, and blue. Narrow border of individual floral motif forms a square around the central medallion. In each corner of the square are smaller floral baskets. The outer border is plain cambric with individual appliqued flowers. The quilt ends with the same narrow border of floral motifs. Overall cross-hatch quilting. Plain cambric back. Woven twill tape binding on all sides. Thin or no batting.
The quilt is chintz applique and pieced. In the center is a large Ohio Star of floral chintz surrounded by a chintz border, a chintz applique border, and Ohio Star border. There are three wide chintz borders. Cotton batting, muslin backing, quilted overall.
Chair made by slaves from Ridgley Plantation near Florence, South Carolina. The chair is made with mortise and tenon joints reinforced with square nails. The seat is of animal skin. Evidence that the legs of the chair have been shortened indicates that it was a slave's chair. Slaves were not permitted to sit higher than the master or his children.
Black-and-white engraving of the Tomb of Absalom in Jerusalem. After a drawying by Luigi Mayer. From A series of twenty-four views illustrative of the Holy Scriptures, published London: R. Bowyer & M. Parkes.
Black-and-white engraving of the Tombs of the Sanhedrin in Jerusalem. After a drawing by Luigi Mayer. From A series of twenty-four views illustrative of the Holy Scriptures, published London: R. Bowyer & M. Parkes.
Black-and-white lithograph of a Jewish women from Algiers. Lithograph printed Paris: E. Ardit. From Atlas de l’aperçu historique, statistique et topographique sur l’état d’Alger : a l’usage de l’ármée expéditionnaire d’Afrique, published Paris: Ch. Picquet.
Hand-colored lithograph of a merchant from Kaluga with his wife shown in both summer and winter clothes. From Vollständige Völkergallerie in getreuen Abbildungen aller Nationen by Friedrich Wilhelm Goedsche.