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Floral Album Quilt: Dated 1852; Maryland

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900: Item # 1337496

This Album Quilt is made of traditional and original floral blocks. None are repeated but there is some consistency in that each corner is filled with a basket of flowers. Delicate embroidery outlines some of the flowers and is used to create tendrils for the strawberries. There is an inked inscription that reads in part:Your very goodness and your company-------- pays all that I -------. Your friend truly, Lou Sagerland (?) or Another block is signed with the name McKistry and the date 1852. The quilt was originally sold by America Hurrah in 1972.