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Adam and Evin the Garden of Eden Quilt: Circa 1830's; Vermont

Adam and Evin the Garden of Eden Quilt: Circa 1830's; Vermont


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900: Item # 1419057
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This unique quilt depicting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden is a folk art masterpiece. It was made in Vermont in the 1830's by a member of the Sinclair family. The center of the quilt portrays Creation with the sun surrounded by four phases of the moon. Below the center circle is shown Eve picking the forbidden fruit with a snake rearing its threatening head. To the right we see Eve giving the apple to Adam. At the top, Adam and Eve are driven from the Garden of Eden. An article by Gerald Roy describes in great detail the symbolism of the various elements appliqued on the quilt. Copies are available to those with serious interest. In addition to the imaginative telling of the story of Adam and Eve, the quilt is finely executed. It is very well quilted and many of the appliqued elements are three dimensional. The quilt has been professionally laundered and conserved and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 87" x 92".
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