1875 - 1899 Augusta Duvall's Crazy-patched Parlor Throw
- Augusta Elizabeth Duvall was a botanist and appropriately enhanced her crazy-patch parlor throw with embroidered floral motifs. This is an example of contained crazy-patch; nine 22-inch squares are divided by black velvet ribbon within an outer border of pink-dotted blue velvet ribbon. Each of the blocks contains a silk square, set diagonally, with a large floral design and the corners have smaller floral motifs—all different.
- Augusta Duvall was born about 1843 in Maryland. She married Dr. Thomas C. Bussey about 1900, but they divorced a few years later. She died in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1932.
- Currently not on view
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
- Bussey, Augusta Elizabeth Duvall
- date made
- Credit Line
- Gift of Mrs. Marion H. Phelps, Mr. H. Lee Hoffman, and Mr. Charles Hoffman
- Physical Description
- fabric, silk, satin, velvet, ribbon, cotton (overall material)
- thread, silk, chenille (overall material)
- overall: 75 in x 75 in; 189 cm x 189 cm
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