Vintage and Antique Linens by Em's Heart

   Antique Victorian Crazy Quilt

                                 Item Number S20107

Victorian crazy quilts have become known as a means of free expression in a most oppressive period in our more recent history.  The random, rebellious nature of each piece is constrained by a chaotic order that sometimes is only known by the maker.  This crazy quilt has a fan in each corner and a marvelous floral wool flannel border -- lovely elements that frame and ground the piece.  Bold jewel tones on silk, wool and velvet...and a few of cotton flannel, make this a wonderful example of the "can-do, make-do" spirit of the maker.

Antique crazy quilts are often terribly worn but this one has only a few pieces with issues of consequence.  Green velvet pieces tend to be shattered a bit, with one that made me sad, shown below.  Another patterned velvet piece is shattered but all there.  On the back there are worn spots in the wool flannel, also shown.  These flaws are quite typical of this type of quilt but truly don't distract from it's beauty. This is an extraordinary piece that provides a rare glimpse into the makers world.  The piece is signed with a monogram, "CMA". Offered as found, in excellent condition, as shown and described.  c.1880 - 1890's  65.5" X 56"

Item Sold

Antique silk, velvet and wool embroidered crazy quilt

$495

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