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Folky Sampler Crib Quilt with American Flag: Ca. 1920; Massachusetts

Folky Sampler Crib Quilt with American Flag: Ca. 1920; Massachusetts


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1920: Item # 1327034
 $3,800 
$3800.

It's safe to say that this folky sampler or album crib quilt is a one of a kind. The blocks are appliqued; ruched and embroidered. Many are floral motifs but it also includes an American flag; eagle; stars and moon as well as two not quite determined animals. It's interesting that even though there is a range of detail and skill, it all appears to have been done by the same hand. The front is a wool ground with primarily wool applique and embroidery that seems to be late 19th century. The ribbed velvet border may be closer to 1920. Measurements are 40" x 54"; Massachusetts origin.