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Pieced and Appliqued Cotton Quilt Panel

Auction:
2468
Lot:
368
Sold for:
$237$200

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2468
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 09, 2009 11:00AM

Description:

Pieced and Appliqued Cotton Quilt Panel, America, 19th century, polychrome printed cotton segments with numerous stylized human figures, animals, hearts, leaves, and shapes on a off-white cotton ground with sawtooth borders, (scattered losses), ht. 32 x 84 in.
Estimate $200-250

This quilt panel is hand-stitched, the red border is wool twill and the quilt is backed with white cotton. At a later time someone placed white backing fabric over the original and machine stitched it around theree edges and through all the layers about every 7 or 8 in. On one edge/corner area the tan sawtooth border is worn through to the backing and there's an angled tear through the background fabric nearby. Other than that there is some fading and toning and spots of fraying on the red twill border.

Keywords

Folk art, Quilt, Quilting, Textile

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