Tumbling Blocks (M 226)
Very Good Condition: A very few pieces with weakened silks
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A late Victorian silk and velvet quilt as vibrant as it appears! And the embellishments! Superb ruching and embroidery in each corner. See all the photos.
The unique shape and the size suggest that this textile was made to be used decoratively, probably in the parlor. Perhaps as a table cover.
Whatever its original purpose, this little treasure remains in remarkably good condition, with a very few pieces that have begun to weaken. (See first detail photo.)