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Applique Quilt with Birds: Circa 1860

Applique Quilt with Birds: Circa 1860


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900: Item # 1340207
 $2,600 
$2600.

This unusual applique quilt is made up of graceful floral clusters with two red birds perched on each. The stems support both buds and open flowers. What makes this quilt even more out of the ordinary are the eight lobed medallions placed throughout that are surrounded by arced circles for want of a better term. It is nicely quilted with diagonal lines. The quilt is in excellent, probably unwashed condition. Measurements are 78" square; made circa 1860's.