Thorn Quilt

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Thorn, J.H.

Frame quilt made from a range of printed dress and furnishing cottons with four central block printed panels which are repeated at the corners of the third frame. These panels have a wreath of flowers surrounding a pictoral design of gothic ruins and trees on a brown background.

246cm x 292cm

Printed panels were most popular in the early 19th century and could be sold individually to provide a centrepiece for a quilt, cushion or other household furnishing item. In the centre in red cross stitch is 'J H Thorne September 3 1824'. Unfortunately there is no information about the maker, although it is thought to have been made in Tunbridge Wells.

Thorn Quilt