No sewing machine was ever used on this quilt. There is also a tan square piece that separates the red & black fabrics. Measuring 78" x 68", it has a brown printed cotton and a black printed cotton for the back. Some wear on the binding as shown and breakage of the cotton "back only " at the fold lines SO NOT PERFECT. There are sew ups on the front a couple of small holes 1 near border, that do not go thru.
A quilt for the COLLECTOR, which displays quilts as art work. Excellent condition for being 160+ years old!QUILT #2 Incredible silk HAND PIECED log cabin LIGHT AND DARK quilt from the 1850s. The size is 72" BY 60".. There are 2520 HAND PIECED PIECES on the front of the quilt. Each block measures 6" and contains 21 very tiny 1/2" wide pieces. Each piece is hand sewn to the cotton backing material in various lighter shades on the back.
The quilt front is all silk with the centers being velvet and is in 95% excellent condition! A few blocks down the center mostly the orange and gold silk has split perhaps from being folded.. A few of the pieces have a little fading. The quilt is basted and has never had a back or binding put on.
It is VERY RARE to find these early silk log cabins in any condition. Would make a DYNAMIC WALL DISPLAY!
This quilt comes from an old collection and was probably never used. If you want them both please put quantity two.
The item "ANTIQUE LOG CABIN QUILT CHOICE OF TWO HAND QUILTED AND PIECED GREAT DISPLAY" is in sale since Friday, August 12, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Quilts\Completed Quilts".
The seller is "americasantiques" and is located in Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.