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CON DF1 Floral Love Apple with Vining Border

c.1850
99 x 99 (251.5 x 251.5 cm)
PA or OH
$4,800

This Grande Dame of antique quilts is both elegantly sophisticated and graphically wonderful! Magnificently hand appliquéd and hand quilted this piece has sixteen delicate and detailed florals in Turkey red, overdyed green and double pink and yellow calicoes all softly muted with age. Each flower has multiple layers of appliquéd and reverse appliquéd petals, leaf filled stems and 7 flower buds tipped with crewel embroidered highlights. Surrounding this bountiful garden is a 7 ½ inch border with an undulating floral vine a mere 3/16 of an inch in width and filled with appliquéd buds and flowers of its own. Just imagine the levels of skill and patience needed to complete this work of art.

Finely hand quilted wreaths surrounded by ½ inch wide cross hatching fill the white joining blocks while triple lines spaced ½ inch apart fill the background in the appliquéd blocks and border. The backing is white and the quilt is finished with a 3/16 inch applied binding in overdyed green with an inner 1/16 inch Turkey red cording.

There is not one inch of this masterful piece that wasn’t planned and executed carefully by its maker! In very good condition, please call Betsey for more details on this piece and to ask to see it on approval in the privacy of your home.