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Quilting frame

Place Made:
Possibly Southern United States of America
Date Made:
1840-1870
Medium:
yellow pine
Dimensions:
LOA 102; WOA 40 1/2; HOA 36 5/8
Accession Number:
2673
Description:
DESCRIPTION: Decorative type of wooden quilting frame with two shaped base ends and two long rollers attached to them.

LABEL NOTES: Quilting frame has some later alterations.
“This type of quilting frame conserved space in a household because most of the quilt could be rolled up on the rollers, exposing only the narrow width of the top that was being worked for quilting. The rather roughly shaped ends of the frame are original and have a very architectural quality. The bases and rollers are replacements. The original gear and ratchet arrangement at the end of each roller was probably wood.” (quoted from QUILTS, COVERLETS & COUNTERPANES catalog by Paula Locklair, pg. 15).

Credit Line:
Old Salem Purchase Fund