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Wool Bricks Comforter: Pennsylvania; Circa 1890

Wool Bricks Comforter: Pennsylvania; Circa 1890


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900: Item # 265204
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This comforter is like op art of the 19th century. The contrast of the red on black circles tied with white thread atop the rectangles make the pattern really move. The darks are wool suiting fabrics. Clearly, this was made for warmth as it is quite heavy, but it was done by someone with an artistic eye. Area of light discoloration visible in thumbnail but it does nothing to detract from the overall impact. Circa 1890; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 69" x 71".