DOLL QUILT, 1840s
The yellows here appear to be two of the many new dye colors developed at a rapid pace starting in the late 1700s. The solid is probably chrome orange, produced after 1840, while the ruffle’s design is earlier, suggesting its yellow may be quercitron, developed about 1790.
14” x 16”
Gift of Mary Vail Collier, 54.171