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Antique Quilt, "Robbing-Peter-to-Pay-Paul"

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Skilfully pieced and elaborately quilted, a superb example of a very difficult design to execute. A less ambitious quilter might have been content to create all of those perfect, never-ending circles in the main body of the quilt. However, an inspired, diamond-studded border, echoing the "borrowing" theme, is an amusing and impressive addition, right down to the four corners.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent.
  • Dimensions

    H 86 in. x W 80 in.

    H 218.44 cm x W 203.2 cm

  • Seller location
    New York, NY
  • Reference number
    U0811268422108

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