"Mosaic Hexagons" Antique Quilt

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"Mosaic Hexagons" with "sawtooth" border. Pieced quilt, mid-19th century, American. Fancy period calicoes left over from fancy clothing and decorating fabrics are pieced in hexagon shapes to form this large, elegant, bedcover. The elaborately quilted white ground emphasizes the graceful details of this patchwork, framed with blue patchwork hexagonal circles and blue "sawtooth" edges. 20th century quilters drew from this design to create the ubiquitous "Grandmother's Flower Garden" pattern, a wildly popular variation usually done in pastel cotton candy prints. Finely stitched quilting includes the "waffle" and "parallel line" patterns.
Details
In the Style Of
Folk Art
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
circa 1840-1850
Period
Mid-19th Century
Materials and Techniques
Patchwork   Cotton
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
104 in. H x 92 in. W
264 cm H x 234 cm W
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU84223446992
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1stdibs seller since 2008
Located in New York, NY

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