Antique Intricate Hand Stitched Quilt Early 1900s Cotton Red Blue 9 Design
A lovely antique cotton quilt from I believe very early 1900s - intricately hand quilted between designs mimicking the shape of the applique. White cotton with Red and Blue applique in 9 design framed pattern. The applique outlines appear to be machine sewn as well some seams of frame borders with all else meticulously hand stitched. The top material appears to be in 30" widths + widths cut for the ends. The batting is natural cotton - when held to light showing seeds. The back is same white cotton as top and appears to be seamed the same 30" width pieces.
There was a note with the quilt from a quilt show "75 years old made by Mrs. A K Mecaskey Dunkirk Ohio. Unfortunately the note had no date. The quilt was in 1990 estate of Mrs Mecaskey's grandaughter, Mrs. J E Rinkard, who moved to Englewood Florida from Lima Ohio in 1944 and rented rooms in her 1896 former home of Jergens Lotion owner. Her estate had items from Civil War forward..most interesting estate I ever handled.
- Maker - Mrs. A. K. Mecaskey Dunkirk Ohio
- Condition: Very Good for age over 100 years. Field is intact - I note small minor fray at 1 corner - 3 tiny thread breaks/frays in red of designs - some subtle light staining from packing in blue of design and frame.
- Size approximately 72" X 71"
- Weight before packing 2 lbs 10 oz.