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Vintage PA Mennonite Star Antique Quilt with Scherenschnitte Applique c. 1870 MINT

Vintage PA Mennonite Star Antique Quilt with Scherenschnitte Applique c. 1870 MINT
Vintage PA Mennonite Star Antique Quilt with Scherenschnitte Applique c. 1870 MINT
Vintage PA Mennonite Star Antique Quilt with Scherenschnitte Applique c. 1870 MINT
Vintage PA Mennonite Star Antique Quilt with Scherenschnitte Applique c. 1870 MINT
Vintage PA Mennonite Star Antique Quilt with Scherenschnitte Applique c. 1870 MINT
Vintage PA Mennonite Star Antique Quilt with Scherenschnitte Applique c. 1870 MINT
Vintage PA Mennonite Star Antique Quilt with Scherenschnitte Applique c. 1870 MINT
Vintage PA Mennonite Star Antique Quilt with Scherenschnitte Applique c. 1870 MINT
Vintage PA Mennonite Star Antique Quilt with Scherenschnitte Applique c. 1870 MINT

Vintage PA Mennonite Star Antique Quilt with Scherenschnitte Applique c. 1870 MINT   Vintage PA Mennonite Star Antique Quilt with Scherenschnitte Applique c. 1870 MINT
Vintage PA Mennonite Star Antique Quilt w/ Scherenschnitte Applique c. This CRISP, STURDY cotton 1870's (some fabrics are earlier) blazing star quilt is hand pieced and hand quilted, with unusual "scherenschnitte" designs appliqued in the corners. "Scherenschnitte" is the German word for "scissor cut, " and refers to a symmetrical snowflake-like cutout design.

As used in American quilts in the mid-19th century, the technique was believed to have been used extensively in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where this quilt was likely made. It measures a generous 92" X 100" and is mint, unwashed condition, with the occasional light age spot and no wear. There is quilting around the piecework and in floral, petal, and other designs in the background, all at an even 7 stitches to the inch. The back consists of early brown (some paisley) fabrics, the hand stitched binding is rolled over from the front, and the batting is thin.

The LARGE SIZE, VIBRANT COLORS, and RARE SCHERENSCHNITTE APPLIQUE WORK make this 19th century Mennonite COLLECTOR'S QUILT stand out -- TRULY MUSEUM QUALITY! The item "Vintage PA Mennonite Star Antique Quilt with Scherenschnitte Applique c. 1870 MINT" is in sale since Thursday, April 7, 2016. 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.
  • Color: Multi-Color
  • Pattern: Star
  • Technique: Patchwork
  • Material: Cotton
  • Size: Queen

Vintage PA Mennonite Star Antique Quilt with Scherenschnitte Applique c. 1870 MINT   Vintage PA Mennonite Star Antique Quilt with Scherenschnitte Applique c. 1870 MINT