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Appliquéd Cotton Baltimore Album Heart-in-Hand Quilt

Auction:
2267
Lot:
285
Sold for:
$22,325$19,000

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

Description:

Appliquéd Cotton Baltimore Album Heart-in-Hand Quilt, c. 1850, the quilt top with twenty-five blocks depicting many popular album quilt designs including cornucopia of flowers, flower urns, floral wreaths, heart-in-hand, and hearts and arrows, with swag and blossom borders and layered and reverse applique, some accented with cotton embroidery, predominantly red, green, blue, and yellow, printed and solid color fabric on a white ground, white backing, some blocks with stitched names, one name "Mary Boyd" is dated "1850," diagonal line quilting stitches, (minor toning, scattered light stains), 102 x 102 in.

Provenance: Deaccessioned from the Pennsylvania Quilt and Textile Museum, Lititz, Pennsylvania.

Literature: This quilt is illustrated in New Discoveries in Quilts by Robert Bishop, Dutton Publishing, 1975, p. 73.
Estimate $20,000-30,000

Keywords

Mary Boyd, Lititz, Pennsylvania, Textile Museum, Dutton Publishing, Robert Bishop, Applique, Crazy quilting, Hawaiian quilt, Needlework, Quilt, Quilting

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