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Sunflower/ Rising Sun Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania

Sunflower/ Rising Sun Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900: Item # 321476
 $2,250 
$2250.

An exuberant quilt that is unusual in several ways. The egg yolk colored centers of each sunflower date to about 1890. The three different printed fabrics used for the diamonds all date between 1830 and 1850. Wonderful border treatment really does give the effect of rising suns. Very well quilted; unwashed condition. Fabrics used for the white background have aged to different shades of ivory. If washed, they would likely all be closer to the same shade of white but I prefer to let a quilt remain unwashed when possible. Measures 86" x 92"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1890