CONYL1 Victorian Crazy Quilt
63 x 63 inches
Origin unknown, possibly New York
This exquisite crazy quilt was made around 1880. There are 36 blocks
measuring squares of 9". One of the prominent blocks is a mint condition
Abraham Lincoln commemorative ribbon with parts of the Emancipation
Proclamation under his photo. Other blocks include original oil
paintings executed on silk and silk velvet, the bundle of wheat for the
staff of life, silk chenille crewel work, a raised cotton chenille baby
chick, embroidered imagery of what may be a Greek goddess, a pieced silk
fan, a good luck horseshoe with the name “Emma” inside it. There are
three initials in the middle of the quilt and a long necked crane - the
symbol of a long life in Japan. The entire quilt is surrounded by a
brick pieced border measuring 4” in width in a variety of muted colors.
A unique rendition of a border on a Victorian crazy quilt. This is a
heavily embellished piece of art. In perfect condition and ready to
enhance your home.
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