PARTICULARLY COLORFUL & GORGEOUS Antique Victorian Crazy Quilt Coverlet Table Cover, c. A BEAUTIFUL, RARE QUILTED TABLE COVER AND A GREAT ITEM FOR THE SERIOUS ANTIQUE QUILT COLLECTOR! DESCRIPTION: This is a particularly nice, particularly BRIGHT & COLORFUL ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CRAZY QUILT PERIOD TABLE TOP COVERLET, c. Instead of the typical crazy pattern of the period, it was made in the very popular "LOG CABIN" pattern.
However, QUITE COLORFUL & STRIKING, as shown in the scans. Made of the same variety of colorful silk pieces.
It is nice because it has the log cabin block block design, which is attractive enough, BUT IT IS ALSO CONSTRUCTED SO THAT EACH BLOCK CONTAINS HALF LIGHT MATERIALS AND HALF DARK MATERIALS, RESULTING IN THE DRAMATIC LOOK AND WIDE "STRIPES" ACROSS IT. I have never seen one pieced like this, or so bold and striking. This is also rare because of the relatively small size and the wide silk ruffles around the perimeter as shown. I believe this was made as a table top cover, or possibly for the back of a couch, etc.
It was done intentionally and could also be used now as a colorful antique wall hanging. I have never before seen something from the 1890's like this. Ruffles on the border match the backing material.
Appears to be hand sewn. Actually termed a coverlet since it is not quilted and contains no batting.
Blocks are 4 square, so VERY FINE PIECING WORK. This may have been intended originally or more likely modified later to be used as a wall hanging. In either case, a sleeve was added to enable a pole, so it can be used as soon as you receive it!
Very high quality fabrics were used in this one, and a significant variety. Condition is as found, in excellent condition overall which is unusual for an antique 1890 silk piece. I have not laundered this and preferred to keep it just as it came from the old estate. It doesn't need to be laundered and probably shouldn't be. Anyway, a VERY UNUSUAL, PARTICULARLY STRIKING PIECE WITH EXCELLENT USE OF COLOR.GREAT FOR DISPLAY, ON A TABLE OR IN A COLLECTION, OR AS BACKGROUND FOR A PERIOD COLLECTION. Could also be used of course for a colorful WALL HANGING. A very special and unique. Antique crazy quilt period coverlet. Colored part measures approximately 38" x 31", made larger by the 3 ruffle on all sides. THIS HAS BEEN PART OF MY PERSONAL COLLECTION AND CAME OUT OF A MASSACHUSETTS ESTATE. A PARTICULARLY NICE, UNUSUAL EXAMPLES AND ONE OF THE NICEST I'VE SEEN. I don't think anyone will be disappointed with this special quilt coverlet. The item "RARE 1890 ANTIQUE VICTORIAN CRAZY QUILT TABLETOP, LOG CABIN PATTERN, withRuffles" is in sale since Saturday, April 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Quilts\Quilt Tops".
The seller is "marvinsmom9" and is located in Hampden, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.