BTG31 Flying Geese Four Post Quilt


c.1825
94 x 100 inches
Believed to be from Massachusets
$2,900

This four post bed quilt was originally made for a bed with a large cannonball post. The quilt will easily fit a queen size bed. The geese pattern will cover the top of the bed and the bar border overhang will go over the sides, giving the impression of a dust ruffle. On an original early four post bed there could have been a child’s trundle bed under the adults' bed. The three borders are 19-3/4” wide, the rectangles are 9 x 4-1/2” and are comprised of two triangles. The middle triangle is 9 x 6 x 6” and the side triangles are 4 x 4 x 6-1/2”. The borders are a wonderful over-dyed green and yellow calico cotton and a cotton red and white squiggly design. The geese are made from two fabrics, an early block print stripe and a black, red and white unusual print. I feel this is a quilt for a bed and not to hang on the wall. The quilt has cross hatch and outline quilting and the bars have 4“ quilted circles, a very early New England quilting design. The back is a homespun linen and the thread is linen. Everything is pieced by hand as it was made many years before the sewing machine was invented. The quilt is in perfect condition. Hand washed and ready to be sent on approval. It has been in my private collection for almost 30 years and it’s now time for a new home.