Antique Quilts: From Stella Rubin Antiques, Quilt expert and author

Applique Doll Quilt: Circa 1870

Applique Doll Quilt: Circa 1870


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900: Item # 1075609
 $695 
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This exquisitely miniature doll quilt is one of the smallest I have seen. It is an original pattern that is machine quilted and hand appliqued. The greatest number of 19th century doll quilts seem to have been pieced. Finding an appliqued version is quite unusual.The fringe was a mother's (probably) successful effort to finish off this delicate piece. It is professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 8 1/4" wide and 7 1/2" tall. Made circa 1870; excellent condition.