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Hand-stitched Nine Patch with Hourglass Blocks Civil War-era Calico Quilt

Auction:
3259T
Lot:
1347
Sold for:
$677$550

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3259T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
June 04, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Hand-stitched Nine Patch with Hourglass Blocks Civil War-era Calico Quilt, America, c. 1865, blocks composed of brown and blue printed fabric forming "hourglasses" on a white background with brown and blue striped fabric in between, lg. 84, wd. 83 in.

Provenance: Information provided with the quilt reads: "The quilt was given in 1985 to the current owner by Flora Gore Stafford who was owner's husband's great aunt. The quilt had a note attached to it that said 'made by Great G. Mother Gore during Civil War - do not use because of its age.' This was signed by Ruth Reid Shillingburg. The current owners have not found who this person is in their ancestry lines."
Estimate $600-800


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Flora Gore Stafford, Ruth Reid Shillingburg, Quilt, Quilting, Textile arts, Visual arts, Works of art

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