Victorian Handmade Silk Crazy Patchwork Quilt: C1880 English
An extraordinary handmade silk and silk velvet patchwork quilt from England and dating from the last quarter of the 19th century, around 1880 (we can date this fairly accurately from the dress fabrics used).
Made in rich jewel-like colours with each patch carefully outlined with feather stitch in yellow silk thread.
The centre of the quilt has a carefully worked geometric log cabin design which contrasts beautifully with the crazy patchwork.
The quilt is in very good antique condition with some rubs and losses to the surface of some of the thinner silk dress fabrics. These could easily be replaced and or repaired. The quilt would also benefit from a border as it doesn’t have one. this is a service we are pleased to be able to offer from our textile conservation studios.
All of the textiles we sell are genuine antiques and may have some the idiosyncrasies and small flaws that you would expect in an antique textile.
237 x 192cm