This is a beautiful antique Civil War Era c 1860's quilt. When we mounted it on the wall for photographs, I must admit it really "popped" and created an incredible visual on our wall.
There is such artistry and exceptional planning in the design, color placement, and crafting. It is very dimensional and a beautiful example of a Mosaic design that was very popular during this period.
The quilt block design that comprises this quilt seems basic with its 16 triangles in each block. In fact, it is nowhere to be found in all of our internet and historical research.
Whoever created this fantastic quilt had an exquisite sense of color with their dimensional placement of madder browns, pops of colors in the blues, greens and cheddars. All this set with many different tiny calico pinks that were so popular during this period.
The fabrics appear to be as early as 1830's or 1840's...with some of the floral patterns, and running to mid 19th century.
The quilt is created with larger blocks (16 triangles in each) that have been placed on point. As I already explained, I cannot find this pattern anywhere except in a lovely reproduction quilt supply blog. I find this amazing that in the myriad of quilt blocks this one does not appear. If you have any historical information about this quilt block I am happy to update the listing.
The quilt is backed in a tiny pattern pink calico. The batting is thin, and the hand quilting runs diagonally.
This antique beauty is ready for display either on a bed or as art for your wall.
CONDITION: Excellent to very good condition. Truly in beautiful antique condition. Sturdy, useable, fresh colors. We have not cleaned this as we do not touch early quilts such as this. It came to use in great condition. It has some very tiny repairs to some of the triangles. Most are very hard to find, a few are stitched (see photos) One small spot along the border. The backing has some fade spots...nothing serious.
SIZE: 81 x 88"
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PLEASE NOTE: We do not clean most of our vintage clothing, and recommend that you either wash or have them dry cleaned. Any issues we believe will be problematic we mention. Thanks, Maire et al