September Antique Quilt & Textile Auction

Antique English 1780s Simple Medallion Quilt Bird Toile

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Start price: $400

Estimated price: $600 - $800

Auction house commission: 18%

Simple framed square medallion quilt measures 72in x 83in. The center square measures 48in x 44in, and is a linen with brown floral print. The outer frame or border is a Robin’s Egg Blue toile copperplate on cotton, called Pheasant by Talwin & Foster, and printed by Bromley Hall about 1780.The reverse is all robins egg blue toile, again, plate printed, with flowers scrolls and more birds, called Birds also by Talwin & Foster, and printed by Bromley Hall about 1775. It is a linen cotton blend and printed in Britain about 1765. It is hand pieced and hand quilted with cotton batting. The edge is knife edge finished with a line of stitches along the edge perimeter, typical of an English quilt. Please reference Printed Textiles 1700-1850 by Linda Eaton, pages 180 and 183 for more information about these wonderful toiles. Please see our You Tube Channel for a video preview of this quilt.