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Red Cross "Penny" Fundraising Quilt

Auction:
3167B
Lot:
393
Sold for:
$11,070$9,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3167B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 03, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Red Cross "Penny" Fundraising Quilt, London, Ohio, 1918, designed with ninety-six red crosses surrounding a larger cross in the center on a white ground, surrounded on all four borders by over one thousand inked names of supporters and the names of 254 members of Company C of the 166th U.S. Infantry, 102 x 92 in.

Note: This quilt comes from a small genre of quilts made from 1914-1919, a number of which were displayed in an exhibit in 2016 titled The Eleventh Hour: Quilts of World War I, at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. The 166th Infantry's Company C was one of the most decorated units in the war.
Estimate $2,500-3,500

Few small stains on the front, mostly tiny; the largest about 1/2 in. The back has some subtle stains.


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.

Keywords

London, Paducah, Blankets, Folk art, Kentucky, National Quilt Museum, Paducah, Kentucky, Quilt, Quilters, Quilting, Textile arts, Visual arts

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