"Tumbling Blocks" Pieced Quilt

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Antique pieced quilt. "Tumbling Blocks," Pennsylvania, circa 1885. 1000 of diamond-shaped pieces have been carefully organized by color and pattern to form this showpiece. A virtual catalog of period fabrics were sewn into this spread; even the backing is of an exceptionally interesting print of abstract egg shapes on a linear grid. Graphic quilts of this quality require an advanced level of needlework by the maker to achieve success. The optic effect is spectacular, with blocks "tumbling" on blocks and, if you look carefully, you will also see stars-"Variable Stars" that is. Each of the four sides of each diamond measures one inch. This extraordinary quilt has survived for over a century in mint condition.
Details
Of the Period
Folk Art
Place of Origin
United States
Date of Manufacture
circa 1880
Period
Late 19th Century
Materials and Techniques
Patchwork   Cotton
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
88 in. H x 72 in. W
224 cm H x 183 cm W
Dealer Location
New York, NY
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU84223452742
Contact The Seller
1stdibs seller since 2008
Located in New York, NY

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