This is actually better considered a "summer coverlet" since it was never quilted or intended to be quilted. Nicely made and in excellent condition for such an early item. High quality handwork, machine stited and HAND APPLIQUED. Has the very popular red and green fabrics of the period, and condition of them is very nice.
The design is absolutely stunning. This quilt is in very good+ condition overall, as found. There are a couple of minor age stains. I have not laundered this and keep my quilts just as found in the old estate. This is a great looking, very early antique applique quilt, for display or as a wall hanging, for decorative use on a bed, or for an unusual background for a period quilt collection.Could also be used as a copy pattern for a replacement or for use in craft items. This quilt is large, measuring 91" x 75". IT HAS BEEN PART OF MY PERSONAL COLLECTION AND CAME OUT OF A MASSACHUSETTS ESTATE. 1860 APPLIQUED SUMMER COVERLET QUILT!! The age alone on this one makes it very special and scarce, and of course the great design and bright colors!! The item "GORGEOUS EARLY ANTIQUE APPLIQUE QUILT, c1860, BEAUTIFUL QUILTING, Crafts, GIFT" is in sale since Monday, December 17, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Quilts\Quilt Tops". The seller is "marvinsmom9" and is located in Hampden, Massachusetts. 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, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam.