Dana Auctions Jan 2021 Antique Textile Sale
Antique c1850s silk Hexagon Garden Quilt made by ladies in a Louisville, KY church it comes from the Richardson and Anderson families of Louisville, KY. It measures 76in x 85in with 4 8in tassels. It is meticulously hand pieced and hand embroidered. The hand embroidery is exquisite over silk and velvet fabrics and includes made names/signatures, 1855 and 1856, as well as botanical elements. Some elements were specialty cut from woven jacquard silk embroidered fabrics. Made in Louisville Ky around 1857. The back is a red silk machine pre quilted fabric. The quilting lines are not even, which makes me believe that this backing fabric was not commercially made, but rather someone at home with a very new machine. The edges are embellished with a red and black twist cording with a red tassel at each corner. Please see our Dana Auctions LLC YouTube Channel for a Video preview of this quilt.
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