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Appliquéd Cotton Peacock Quilt

Auction:
2267
Lot:
286
Sold for:
$16,450$14,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2267
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 20, 2005 11:00AM

Description:

Appliquéd Cotton Peacock Quilt, southeastern Pennsylvania, c. 1850-70, central bouquet of flowers and berries issuing from an urn-like device, topped with a stylized peacock, surrounded by ten flower and bud motifs, a small floral bouquet and star motif decorates each corner, enclosed by swag and bud and sawtooth borders, in predominantly red, green, yellow, and gold solid and printed fabric on a white field, the peacock and berrie are stuffed, white backing, diagonal line and scrolled floral quilt stitching, (scattered light stains, minor toning, wear on some edges), 82 1/2 x 69 in.

Provenance: Oral history relates that the quilt is of Moravian origin, deaccessioned from the Pennsylvania Quilt and Textile Museum, Lititz, Pennsylvania.

Literature: This quilt is illustrated on the cover of PLAIN & FANCY: COUNTRY QUILTS of the PENNSYLVANIA-GERMANS, by Anita Schorsch, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., New York, 1992.
Estimate $15,000-20,000

Keywords

Pennsylvania, urn-like device, Textile Museum, Lititz, Sterling Publishing Co. Inc., Applique, Folk art, Needlework, Quilt, Quilting

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