Extraordinary Antique Victorian Crazy Quilt. Made around 1893 in Portland Maine is this expertly embellished hand stitched silk and velvet Crazy Quilt. It is quite the treasure found.Velvet, Silk, Corduroy, Damask, Brocade, Chenille. Realistically embroidered flowers, fruit, birds, fans, tree, leaves, butterflies, etc. Monogram ASW and embroidered lady, possibly self portrait? This outstanding quilt is most certainly the work of an extremely talented and creative artist. The variety of images, colors, stitching, textures and techniques are just amazing to say the least.
One is "Coe the Hatter, Portland, ME", and another , I can't make out the business name but the town is again Portland. The quilter used these labels from a hat or suit and then artistically embroidered around the gold print. Please see all the photos as there is too much detail to describe. Remarkably, this antique quilt was beautifully preserved for generations. There are though, some spots and discoloration and some of the silk pieces are shredding and stringy.
Quite a few hand paint pieces are disintegrated, please see the last two photos for a better look at a couple of them. I'm including some extra velvet fabric remnants that came with this quilt in case someone can replace those pieces(last photo shows the extra fabric). Other than those, I don't see any major issues. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.I have lots more photos but could only include 12 in this listing. If you'd like to see more message me.
I also have another smaller version of this quilt, signed & dated 1893, as well as extra quilt blocks. I'm listing these separately because there is only so much info I could put in a single listing but I do hope both quilts and pieces go to the same home. The item "Antique Crazy Quilt 1890s Embr Birds Butterflies Flowers MAINE 65 EXCEPTIONAL" is in sale since Friday, July 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Quilts\Completed Quilts". The seller is "adom52" and is located in Orange, Connecticut.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay.