Register No.176AO
OwnerAC O'Sullivan
Location VIC
MakerUnknown
Origin IRELAND
Pattern Wholecloth
Datepre 1851
Dimensions (H x W in cm)208 x 182

History

Maker unknown. Owned by Johanna Fitzgerald (born O'Dwyer), then her daughter Annie Moore (born Fitzgerald) and her daughter AC O'Sullivan (born Moore). The quilt was brought out to Australia by the O'Dwyer family on a sailing ship in 1851. The family left Holy Cross, Drumbayne [in] County Tipperary. They were Thomas and Mary O'Dwyer, who were accompanied by their five daughters. The youngest, Johanna, married John Fitzgerald at Ashby, Geelong Victoria in 1871 [and was] AC O'Sullivan's grandmother.

Description

Wholecloth quilt of thickly woven white cotton, with an overall raised floral design. The wide border has a diamond pattern and is finised by a deeply scalloped edge. The floral design appears to be a type of raised or trapunto quilting, where the stuffing is placed under the design area only.
2080 x 1820mm

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