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Embroidered Pieced Cotton Suffragette Fund-raising Quilt with Stars and Stripes

Auction:
2585B
Lot:
645
Sold for:
$16,590$14,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2585B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 04, 2012 11:00AM

Description:

Embroidered Pieced Cotton Suffragette Fund-raising Quilt with Stars and Stripes, probably New York State, late 19th century, the quilt with red and white stripes surrounded by a canton and a border of white stars stitched onto a navy blue ground, and red, white, and blue diagonal stripes; the red and white striped area is embroidered with the names of numerous individuals, likely contributors to the cause, including the name "SUSAN B. ANTHONY," the diagonal striped border embroidered with several mottos; backed with red and white cotton checked fabric, edged with red cotton crocheted scalloped trim, (toning, scattered stains), 72 x 74 in.

Provenance: Estate of Susan Parrish.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

The quilting is machine and hand-stitched, there is velcro applied around the edges of the back.scattered brownish stains and light toning showing on the white areas from handling.

Keywords

Stars and Stripes, Embroidered Pieced Cotton Suffragette Fund, Needlework, Quilt, Quilting

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