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Antique Quilt: Sun, Moon and Stars.


Rare folk art textile made in Vermont by an unusually creative yet anonymous quilt maker. A "Rising Sun" in the center of this elaborately quilted spread sends out elongated rays to intermingle with eight-pointed stars and four quarter-moons. A "Geese-in-Flight" border speeds around three sides of the quilt, with the fourth side left plain for the head of the bed, a 19th-Century custom. Illustrated "Quilts in America", Orlofsky, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1974. Figure 176.


  • Date of manufacture
    Third-quarter 19th-Century.
  • Period
  • Condition
    Good, some fading, minor wear. .
  • Dimensions

    H 88 in. x W 82 in.

    H 223.52 cm x W 208.28 cm

  • Seller location
    New York, NY
  • Reference number

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