American Furniture & Decorative Arts
Skinner AuctionsBoston MA
October 28, 2012 10:00 AM
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2618BLocation: BostonDate / Time: October 28, 2012 10:00AM
Pieced and Appliqued Cotton "Transportation" Theme Quilt, America, c. 1933, the quilt reportedly inspired by a newspaper quilt contest to depict the "Century of Progress," centered with a lobed wheel radiating colored stripes appliqued with modes of transportation including automobiles, airplanes, hot air balloons, steamships, and sailboats, also skyscraper silhouettes, stars, and wavy stripe motifs, some accented with embroidery, the fabric in shades of red, white, navy, tan, gray, and light blue fabrics, backed with white cotton fabric, (minor wear, fading),80 x 68 in.
Washed condition, with a somewhat soft hand, some fading to colors, has alater sleeve attached for hanging.