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Pieced and Appliqued Cotton Baltimore Album Quilt

Auction:
2509
Lot:
689
Sold for:
$15,405$13,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Pieced and Appliqued Cotton Baltimore Album Quilt, signed and dated on a center block with a heart motif inscribed "By Miss Mary Ann Grooms/Democracy is my Motto/Baltimore/1847," the quilt composed of sixteen blocks with printed and plain fabrics in predominantly red, yellow, green, and blue on a white ground, edged in dark red, depicting a variety of motifs including vases of flowers, a heart-shaped floral wreath flanked by American flags inscribed "Gen'l Jackson/The Hero of New Orleans," birds, floral wreaths, one square with Odd Fellow motifs, the border with an undulating flowering vine, some motifs embroidered with wool or silk yarns, seven squares signed with ink or a stamped signature, four signed with stitched initials, quilted with outline, diamond, scale, diagonal line, medallion and leafy vine patterns, one corner with old Missouri State Fair antique quilt entry hang tag, (toning, stains), 92 x 99 in.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

The quilt is toned and has scattered stains; it is all hand-stitched except for the dark red edging which is machine stitched.

The other names inscribed: "Sarah A Jones 1847"; "J.DARLING" (Stamped); "Mrs. Catherine Grooms"; "M. DARLING" (stamped); "I Darling" (stitched); "Rosanna Brashaw"; "Benjamin Jones 1847".

Keywords

Mary Ann Grooms, New Orleans, Benjamin Jones, Catherine Grooms, Rosanna Brashaw, Embroidery, Folk art, Needlework, Quilt, Quilting

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