This broderie perse album quilt has an unusually large number of blocks totaling 156. The chintz cutouts depict flowers; wreaths; baskets and birds, Written in ink is the date 1843 and Trenton, N.J. It has names from the Vallette; McNeely; Aiken and Coleman families.
The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition with the glaze fully intact. It measures 103" x 110".
Best of all is the tag pinned to the quilt saying it was from the collection of Florence Peto. Mrs. Peto collected; researched; lectured; made and wrote about quilts from the late 1920's until her death in 1970.She played a major role in the history of quilts and quiltmaking in the America.