September Antique Quilt & Textile Auction

Lot 31:

c1890s Embroidered Silk and Velvet Hexagon Quilt Top

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Estimated price: $600 - $800

Buyer's premium: 18%

This quilt top measures 53in by 74in. The 12 black velvet blocks measure about 14×15 and have 16 hand appliqued hexagon rosettes with a black velvet center. Each silk hexagon in the rosette is hand embroidered in a different motif: many geometric but some figural with flags, tea cups, animals, flowers, etc. A true embroidery library of stitches and designs. There are borders between the blocks, also in black velvet, about 4.5in wide. They are machine pieced. Please see a video preview of this quilt on the Dana Auctions You Tube Channel.