Dana Auctions March 2021 Antique Textile Sale

Lot 21:

Antique 1856 Silk Hexagon Garden Signature Quilt KY

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Start price: $600

Estimated price: $800 - $1,200

Buyer's premium: 18%

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. In very good condition with just a few black silk hexagons deteriorating. In house Flat Rate Shipping is an estimate. I will gladly combine multiple lots for your convenience and economy. Depending on how many lots I can pack, it may cost an additional $5-$10. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.Update: A list of names was requested, this is a partial list of the names that I could make out. There are at least another dozen, in addition to some blocks with just a first name or initials. C Daniel, J Richardson, CV Hite, CA Wallace, Rev JN Temple, MG Shanks, EA Chambers, Rev BT Crouch, J Emmet, Mollie Anderson, Eugenia A Moore, LD Pendergrast 1857, DA Griffith MO, Lonnie Richardson Sept 55, JT Berry, Eliza Chambers, Captain William Sale, ME Barnet, FF Griffith, MO, B (or R) Isaacs, CB Parsons, Rev I Tevis 1856, ED Hobbs, Lee Chambers, Sam R Chambers, ET Craig, AT (or F) Armstrong, TK Richardson, A Wallace 1855, Anna Bell, Rev Wm (H?)olman, Elvia Thomas, R Holman, M Pearce, Mother Anderson, TD Pendergrast, M Dickson, Bishop Kavanaugh, Wm Hendrick