Patchwork Lengths
Patchwork Lengths
Patchwork Lengths
Patchwork Lengths
Patchwork Lengths


Patchwork Lengths
Late 18th/early 19th c

These four lengths must have originally been from a large coverlet and perhaps the panel behind the bed. The high quality furnishing prints are hand block, copper and roller plate printed, and are really wonderful in variety of designs and colours, nearly all slightly glazed. As you will see they don't make into a whole and some pieces are missing. My feeling is that these could be unpicked and remade either as a coverlet or wallhanging. An ideal occupation during the current crisis!


Made up with triangles in two sizes,rectangles and bands of  meandering flowers and foliage, in chintz prints, bolder and geometric designs, all hand sewn with large white cotton stitches.

Each triangle is 9 1/2 in; 24 cm and 4 1/4 in; 11 cm.

Each panel 5ft 3 in; 75 ; 1.6m  x 29 in


Three are in very good condition. The fourth has eight small holes or tears, the largest 1 x 2 cm.


Printed Textiles at Winterthur Museum by Linda Eaton p 229 for chapter on Drabs.

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