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Amish Pieced Cotton Snowball Pattern Quilt

Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2667T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: August 05, 2013 12:00PM


Amish Pieced Cotton Snowball Pattern Quilt, Midwestern United States, c. 1930, hand-stitched quilt composed of twenty large blocks with variant Snowball pattern of contrasting solid colored cotton segments separated with solid sashing and smaller pieced squares, backed with navy blue and white woven cotton fabric, with feather, diagonal line, and teacup quilting stitches, the colors faded to mellow tones, (minor fraying on edges), 72 x 87 in.

Provenance: Ex Espirit collection.
Estimate $500-750

Unwashed or barely washed condition; 1 1/4, 1/2 in. area of fray on edges; Velcro has been applied (handstitched) around all four edges of the backing.
We have a photo-copy of an appraisal from the consignor of the quilt. The appraisel was done by Julie Silber. Julie curated the the Espirit collection of Amish Quilts, which were exhibited at the Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum among others. Accesssion # 585, deaccession #?124.

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.


United States, Midwestern United States