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Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Circa 1865; Maryland

Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Circa 1865; Maryland


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900: Item # 1302774
 $3,850 
$3850.

This Thousand Pyramids is quilt perfection. It is finely pieced with a glorious array of mid 19th century fabrics. The double triangle appliqued border surrounds an undulating quilted vine. It is interesting that the border is machine appliqued. Rather than being done to save time, machine quilting in the late 1860's was often done to show off that one had a newfangled sewing machine. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 92" x 94". Maryland origin; circa 1860's.