Register No.888NTNW
OwnerNational Trust of Australia (NSW)
Location NSW
MakerAttributed to Elizabeth Macarthur
Origin Unknown
Pattern Patchwork Hexagon
Datec. 1840
Dimensions (H x W in cm)285 x 272

History

"The Macarthur quilt has been handed down through four generations of the family of Elizabeth Macarthur's daughter Mary Bowman until, with the death of the last Bowman owner, it was arranged that it had come to the National Trust of Australia. Its exact history has been lost although it was attributed within the family, to Mrs Elizabeth Macarthur, wife of John Macarthur and mistress of 'Elizabeth Farm'."
The quilt is now part of the collection of the National Trust NSW.
[NT NSW]

Description

Hand sewn quilt comprising 263 rosettes of hexagons in chintz. 6 hexagons around a centre one form a rosette. Between these are plain off-white hexagons. There is a mark on one corner on cream material, possibly a stamp. The crochet lace border is on three sides only.
2850 x 2720mm

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