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Flying Geese Quilt: Circa 1830

Flying Geese Quilt: Circa 1830


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1233661
 $2,450 
$2450.

Richly colored Wild Goose Chase quilt (aka Geese in Flight) from the early 19th century. Abutting the triangles gives a terrific up and down movement to the "geese". Streak of Lightning border was meant to indicate the end for the head. Clamshell quilting in outer border; diagonal lines and stylized flowers in the triangles. Excellent condition; probably New England origin. Measures 100" x 104"; cotton front with probably homespun linen back. For unknown reasons, an old button is sewn to the outer border, visible in thumbnail photo.