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Embroidered Eye Dazzler Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania

Embroidered Eye Dazzler Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1920: Item # 1330814
 $1,975 
$1975.

In nearly 40 years of specializing in antique quilts (gulp!), I have never seen one made this way. I have seen several pillows but never a quilt.It has a wonderfully sophisticated palette and the look of an eye dazzler. The embroidery is done in a stepped pattern forming diamonds. Each diamond is set in its own block. There is a subtle variation in color forming a rectangle within the overall pattern. The embroidery is done in cotton. The quilt measures 76" x 78". The green and yellow borders pick up colors within the quilt. It is nicely quilted with a cable pattern throughout the borders. Kempton, Pennsylvania (Berks County) origin; circa 1920.