RARE ANTIQUE 1860's LOG CABIN QUILT_3600 PIECES_SHREWSBURY MUSEUM COLLECTION LARGE (89x89) ANTIQUE circa 1860's LOG CABIN QUILT (courthouse steps)_ in about 3600 pieces with several silk pieces. OUR GALLERY IS CLOSING IN 2019! From the Shrewsbury Museum (which is closing). This quilt had been in storage for 60 years.
Made of cotton and silk with old printed fabric as backing, Light weight, summer/winter thin quilt. The storage and lack of exposure has saved this quilt. Some of the silk pieces have completely oxidized and others show damage. Showing the worst square that has splits through. I found it very interesting that each corresponding fabric is identical making this a very symmetrical quilt pattern.
The backing pieces made of silk are the only damaged ones. Overall, a very beautiful and outstanding quality piece. Log cabin quilts are not rare, but ones of this quality are very rare and hard to find in this good of shape for the age. This piece should be exhibited on the wall!
This piece could be over 160 years old in my opinion. Maybe 25 pieces with some damage could be replaced if you wanted to do so (these a re silk). Check out our 3500 sq. The item "LOG CABIN QUILT 3600 PIECES ANTIQUE 1860s RARE FIND SHREWSBURY MUSEUM COLLECTION" is in sale since Sunday, March 24, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Quilts\Completed Quilts". The seller is "lookusover" and is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay, China.