"Delectable Mountains" or "Sawtooth" Variation

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Antique quilt: "Delectable Mountains" or "sawtooth" variation, third quarter of the 19th century, New England origin. Blue and white quilts have always been among the favorites of collectors; here is an exceptional example of fine quilt stitchery at its best. Pieced of blue and white calico, the quilting patterns include "feathered circles and lines," "parallel" and "straight line", all meticulously hand-sewn in hundreds of tiny stitches to form an extravagantly rich background throughout this extra large spread. The starkly graphic piecework of blue calico against the white ground strikes a sharp contrast to the overall fancy stitchery. Quilts of the 19th century were sometimes very large, to accommodate beds with mattresses high off the floor. This is a happy surprise for people who want a spectacular antique spread for their king-sized bed.
Details
In the Style Of
Folk Art
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
circa 1875
Period
1870-1879
Materials and Techniques
Patchwork   Cotton
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
110 in. H x 100 in. W
279 cm H x 254 cm W
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU84223455652
Contact The Seller
1stdibs seller since 2008
Located in New York, NY

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