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.
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.
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."