Vintage and Antique Linens by Em's Heart

Antique Victorian Crazy Quilt

Item Number S08104

Victorian crazy quilts have become known as a means of free expression in a most oppressive period in our history.  This piece features scenes painted in oils that no doubt represent things of beauty in the maker's everyday life:  birds, nests, flowers, shafts of wheat and others.  Some are painted on velvet, others on silk. 

Antique crazy quilts are often terribly worn but this one has only two pieces with issues of consequence.  There is one heavily damaged piece, shown below, and another with some disintegration...  The lace has several areas of extreme wear but amazingly it isn't noticeable, also seen below.  This piece was cut down and a sleeve was carefully sewn to the back so it can be hung for display.  This was professionally done so that it could easily be removed if desired.  The back of the quilt is pink gingham silk and has some small stains.  The embroidered overstitching  is the finest I've seen on a crazy quilt.  This is an extraordinary piece that provides a rare glimpse into the delights of everyday Victorian life.  c.1880 - 1890's  58" X 56" not including 7" lace all around

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Antique painted silk and velvet embroidered crazy quilt

   

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