Calamanco Quilt Photos

Calamanco quilts are made of wool which is glazed to a shine with a pumice stone, between rollers or with wax. They were popular late 18thC to early 19thC and were dyed in single natural dyed color such as black, red or blue.

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Calamanco quilt with glazed surface at Hyland House. Guilford, CT.Calamanco quilt with glazed surface at Hyland House. Guilford, CT.Calamanco quilt with glazed surface at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.George Washington's bedroom with original wallpaper & calamanco-style quilt at Joseph Webb House. Wethersfield, CT.
Calamanco quilt (18th C) with glazed surface at Hyland House. Guilford, CT.Calamanco quilt (18th C) with glazed surface at Hyland House. Guilford, CT.Calamanco quilt (18th C) with glazed surface at Henry Whitfield State Museum. Guilford, CT.George Washington's bedroom with original wallpaper & calamanco-style quilt at Joseph Webb House. Wethersfield, CT.
Glazed wool calamanco quilt in dark blue with shine added using pumice stone at Buttolph-Williams House. Wethersfield, CT.Glazed wool calamanco quilt in blue at Joshua Hempstead House. New London, CT.

Glazed wool calamanco quilt in dark blue (c1775-1825) with shine added using pumice stone at Buttolph-Williams House. Wethersfield, CT.Glazed wool calamanco quilt in blue at Joshua Hempstead House. New London, CT.


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