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Carolina Lily Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania

Carolina Lily Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900: Item # 1329297
 $1,685 
$1685.

This finely made Carolina Lily quilt is enhanced by the solid and sawtooth frames. The wide white border is an excellent showcase for the quilted feather with stars; leaves and flowers. The off blocks within the quilt alternate star and flower patterns similar to those in the border. It is interesting that rather than all of the flowers facing each other, the bottom row faces up giving a more graceful appearance to the entire composition. The quilt measures 91" x 98", ample for a king size bed. Berks County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860. Excellent condition.