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This beautiful quilt from the Howard Marcus Collection is from Virginia. It is believed to have been made by Anner Patrick Bousseau. The fabrics featured in the quilt are from 1825 to 1840. The quilt was passed down through her descendents.
There are over 1700 3″ clamshell segments, plus partial clamshells in the quilt. The dress and home decor fabrics used, all prints, range from dark browns to medium browns, gold, double pink, indigo, Prussian blue. All were set with tan solid clamshells. The border is a golden brown toile or possibly chintz faded to beige that has regular ovals featuring the head and shoulders of a courting couple. She holds a rose and he, in uniform, offers a ring.