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Pieced and Appliqued Cotton Album Quilt

Auction:
2230
Lot:
109
Sold for:
$11,750$10,000

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Auction:
Sale #2230 - 2230
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
February 22, 2004 11:00AM

Description:

Pieced and Appliqued Cotton Album Quilt, Baltimore, c. 1840s, appliqued quilt top with twenty-four blocks of predominantly red, green, and yellow calico floral motifs, on a white muslin ground, the center block with applied chintz wreath, three blocks signed "Rosina M. Herring Dec. b. 1847, Winifred Smith 1849," and "Hannah, Ann Robinson, Baltimore Md.," printed calico border, intricately quilted around the motifs, with feather and herringbone borders, (very minor scattered staining, oxidation to border), 106 1/2 x 108 in.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Keywords

Rosina M. Herring, Winifred Smith, Ann Robinson, Applique, Calico, Chintz, Folk art, Herringbone, Needlework, Quilt, Quilting