Gorgeous Thistle Coxcomb Princess Feather Red Green In 1860 Antique Quilt 8-9spi
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triumph of a quilt, this brilliant Turkey red, yellow and green applique quilt is deeply satisfying in every respect. In excellent, unfaded condition with only the most minor imperfections, its colors are gorgeously saturated and rich. The dense hand-quilting is lush and in the borders particularly virtuoso and appealing.
And between that rarely seen block design (a spectacular collision of elements of Princess Feather and Coxcomb) and the delightful vining borders laden with tiny, twinkling Turkey Red eight-point stars, this quilt really delivers the visual fireworks!
In a private collection since the 1980's, this thrilling quilt was originally collected in Royal Center, Indiana. I date it to around the 1860's.Size
The quilt measures about 75 x 78 inches. The blocks range around 21 inches square, the "petals" narrow to as little as 1/4 inch and the meandering vines are a scant 1/2-inch wide with the little eight-point star blossoms measuring about 2 inches across.
The unusual hand-quilting is exquisite, with 8-9 little stitches to the inch, counting on the top side of the quilt only. The body of the piece is quilted over with the loveliest miniature fan-arcs I've come across, 6-10 concentric curves spaced just 1/4 to 3/8-inch apart. The borders have the showiest quilting, with deep-plumed, plunging feathered vines following the applique vines and sweet little double-outlined whirling Lauburu and Pontiac Star motifs appearing poised between block and border along two sides.
All handmade with fine hand-applique and neat hand-piecing.
Backing, Binding & Batting
The backing is a sturdy solid ivory with some instances of small scattered stains.
The narrow 3/8-inch straight-grain Turkey Red binding is perfect save for a tiny hole at one corner.
The batting is thin and completely even.
The quilt's condition is absolutely excellent: strong, sturdy, supple and clean with vibrant, saturated colors. It is nearly flawless and displays beautifully without any flaws serious enough to catch the eye. I have pictured all the small discolorations I find. These are: four light lines of pale brown discoloration along seams, mostly up against the border, and six clusters of very small brownish stains and marks, again almost all in the borders. Beyond these I just find the occasional very tiny little fleck on the ivory ground.
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