Get Vendio Gallery - Now FREE! 1850 APPLIQUED ROSE OF SHARON QUILT HAND SEWN AND HEAVILY QUILTED STUFFED WORK TRAPUNTO. Presenting an appliqued Rose of Sharon quilt dating from 1850 and skillfully ALL hand sewn, and ALL hand quilted with various quilted patterns and lovely raised stuffed trapunto circular plumes. All cotton, entirely hand stitched.
Appliqued red, orange, green, greyish white. Green and blue-green with narrow red piping along bordor edges of the quilt. Skillfully done 6 large rose-of-Sharon-type.Motifs with wavy vine border and stuffed circular plume motifs in between the appliqued motifs. This quilt is in wonderful, strong, as found condition. This quilt is reminiscent of a very grand and regal period when quilters had time to skillfully finish a beautiful quilt. No repairs, no rips, some surface organic spots, some yellowing on back only at one end.
No material shredding or damage. Few very small brown oxidation storage spots. Very slight age related fading to the green meandering wavy vine border.On two leafs are small darker green discoloration. All age related conditions for being 165 years old. The size is a generous 89" x 78". The quilt would work equally well on a full or a queen-sized bed and is in good, unwashed condition, with many occasional tiny, faint age spot that will come out in this one's first wash.
I have photographed some of the small minor stains. There are hand done stitching, throughout at 10 tiny stitches to the inch. The back is white and the batting is thin. I have not washed this quilt.
The provenance is very solid. I bought a collection 0f 18 quilts from Susan Greene. THIS IS FROM HER COLLECTION. Susan lives about 45 minutes from my home and have known her for many years.She has travelled the east coast going to all the museum for photographing their collection for the book as well as doing seminars on textiles as well as showing these quilts in her talks to show people attending the seminars on identification of prints and fabrics from different time period. Greene used this quilt in her presentations as well as fabric example photographs in her book.
I have a nice collection of other antique quilts located in MY STORE. ANTIQUE & VINTAGE QUILTS : APPLIQUE QUILTS.
Our merchandise is collectible and is not new and has lived a long and eventful life. We do not launder or dryclean unless stated in listing, and most times have been in storage for many years picking up old age storage oxidation spots. Remember antique fabrics most always has some sort of flaw from being around so many years. Every effort has been made to describe our items as accurately as possible including flaws and imperfections to the best of our ability.
We mention any marks or stains that are noticed, in the listing. Antiques in perfect condition are more often than not, reproductions. We never knowingly sell fakes. Circa dates are approximate and not guaranteed, but dated according to some referencing and our experience.
Circa means "about the time" and usually references a 10 year period. Thank you for your interest about this item.
We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as gifts' - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. The item "1850 APPLIQUED ROSE OF SHARON QUILT HEAVILY QUILTED TRAPUNTO STUFFED WORK" is in sale since Sunday, June 07, 2015. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Quilts\Completed Quilts". The seller is "oldthreads" and is located in Franklinville, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.