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Lot 46: 19th Century ABC Cotton Patchwork Quilt

Auction of Antiques and Fine and Decorative Art

by Evergreen Antiques & Auctions

October 22, 2016

Berkley,, MI, USA

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  • 19th Century ABC Cotton Patchwork Quilt
  • 19th Century ABC Cotton Patchwork Quilt
  • 19th Century ABC Cotton Patchwork Quilt
  • 19th Century ABC Cotton Patchwork Quilt
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Description: Rare Cotton Quilt With ABC's In Blocks. this quilt has a wonderful history. The quilt is most likely Berks County Pennsylvania, It was featured on the cover of the book “From A to Z- A Folk Art Alphabet” by Karen M. Jones, Mayflower Books 1978 A copy of the loan papers to the museum accompanies the quilt. circa 1860. It is in very good condition. A contemporary sleeve is hand sewn to the top back side of the quilt to allow it to be displayed from a rod.

Provenance: Purchased from a private collector

Dimensions: 82 1/2" x 80"

Exhibited: It was featured on the cover of the book “From A to Z- A Folk Art Alphabet” by Karen M. Jones, Mayflower Books 1978. Exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art in their exhibit “The Flowering of American Folk Art 1776-1876.” Feb. 1-March 24, 1974. Exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art in their exhibit “The Flowering of American Folk Art 1776-1876.” Feb. 1-March 24, 1974.

Literature: It was featured on the cover of the book “From A to Z- A Folk Art Alphabet” by Karen M. Jones, Mayflower Books 1978. Exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art in their exhibit “The Flowering of American Folk Art 1776-1876.” Feb. 1-March 24, 1974.

Date: Mid 19th century

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