HistoryThought to have been acquired in China in about 1916 by the grandfather of Flora Noyce, the present owner, when he was on a visit there. When he died c. 1935 Flora's mother, Elsie Weir, had the quilt until her death in 1974 when it passed to Flora. It is not used now and was rarely on a bed after the early 1940s.
DescriptionHand worked wholecloth Chinese quilt. Background is cream with a central motif of a dragon embroidered in various shades of orange. The border has floral and leaf decoration at each corner joined by a stem interspersed with leaves, berries and butterflies. The border is dull gold satin finished cotton with a fine gold braid machined on. The backing is fine brown cotton.
1730 x 1700mm