Unusual radiant antique crazy quilt in gorgeous jewel colored silks, brocades, ribbon weaves, plaids, stripes and velvets. Dating to the last quarter of the 19th century. Fascinating imaginative and colorful embroidery, instead of following the outline of the pieces as you normally find in these crazy quilts the embroidery meanders gracefully over the surface creating a fluid lacy filigree overlay. Bordered on 4 sides in a wide burgundy silk velvet, with a navy figured silk backing that has been tacked down with little yellow bows, light weight batting. In very good antique condition, the pieced silks are all good no splitting or shattering, there is some weakness and breaks to the backing, with one large tear to backing about 3″ in diameter, with some tenderness to the backing along edges, some minor loss to pile of the velvet along border edges.
Measures 64″ by 64″ and weighs 4 lbs.
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