MUSEUM QUALITY, PRE CIVIL WAR Vintage Irish Chain Antique Quilt ZIGZAG BORDER! One of the greens, in fact, is shown in Eileen Trestain's trusted dating guide, Dating Fabrics. It measures 76" X 88" and is in excellent condition, with a couple of small, faint age spots and no wear.The quilting is EXCEPTIONAL, with close straight line, feathered, and detailed floral designs quilted throughout at an even 10-12 stitches to the inch. Each white background block has a different, very detailed motif: berries and leaves, floral arrangements with ribbons, trees, a pineapple... All with faint pencil marks still visible in places. The back is white, the hand stitched binding is a nice early red and brown fabric, and the batting is thin. You can see cotton seed residue inside when you hold the quilt up to the light.
The VIBRANT EARLY FABRICS, UNBELIEVABLE QUILTING, NICE BORDER, and GREAT CONDITION make this 19th century COLLECTOR'S QUILT stand out -- TRULY MUSEUM QUALITY! The item "MUSEUM QUALITY, PRE CIVIL WAR Vintage Irish Chain Antique Quilt ZIGZAG BORDER" is in sale since Friday, November 13, 2015. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Quilts\Completed Quilts". The seller is "french72" and is located in Yellow Springs, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.