Rose Wreath
Rose Wreath
Rose Wreath
Rose Wreath
Rose Wreath
Rose Wreath
Rose Wreath
Rose Wreath
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Rose Wreath

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Rose Wreath 

Unidentified Quilt Maker
Circa 1880
76 x 98 inches
Found in Texas
MINT Condition; Absolutely Crisp

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Perfection for the Perfectionist!  

I think the photos here will tell most of the (known) story.  People sometimes use the term "MINT" in place of "Excellent Condition."  This marvel is MINT.  

I wish we knew more about the origin of the quilt, but its known history goes back only a few years; I know the last two owners, but nothing before that.  The photos here will tell most of the (known) story, I hope.

The overall design works so well. The nine lovely Rose Wreaths in the center are framed (and enlivened )by three beautiful borders: a sinuous applique vine running between two Dogtooth borders.

The quilt maker's needlework skills were superb. 

Her tiny applique stitches are all but invisible, and s/he hand quilting in small even stitches in elaborate designs including feathered wreaths of various sizes and perfectly spaced diagonal lines.

These days it's rare, and such a pleasure, to be able to offer a quilt in such "original" condition.  This beauty looks like the (nineteenth century) day it was made.