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Sampler Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania

Sampler Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900: Item # 1319202
 $7,400 
$7400.

This Friendship Sampler quilt is most certainly a one of a kind. It combines both traditional and original pieced and applique blocks. Each block is signed with a name with the exception of one that says "Father". Several of the surnames are Brown and one applique block is the letters EB. The quilt is from Brownstown, Pennsylvania in Lancaster County and is allegedly from the founding Brown family. While the background may "read" pink, it is actually a very fine red and white stripe. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. Measurements are 83" x 85"; circa 1880.