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Sunburst Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania

Sunburst Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900: Item # 1335641
 $7,800 
$7800.

Both the pattern and colors make this Sunburst quilt a really powerful design. I like to think that the center and corners choices of flowers warmed by the sun are a symbolic choice as well as good design. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The body is quilted with postage stamp size squares and a cable pattern in the border. Visually, this pattern is a first cousin to Lenhartsville Bullseye quilts but I cannot prove the connection. Measurements are 72" x 74". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.