Sale 20FA01 | Lot 392

Cotton Appliqué Schoolhouse and Railroad Quilt

Catalogue: Cherished: American Folk Art & Toys from the Estate of a Private Collector
Cotton Appliqué Schoolhouse and Railroad Quilt

Lot Details

Lot 392
Cotton Appliqué Schoolhouse and Railroad Quilt
York, Pennsylvania, dated 1891
The top with stars and a moon in a blue field above houses, churches, etc., centering a railway.
6 Feet 6 1/2 inches x 6 feet 8 inches.

Provenance:
Jan Whitlock Textiles, Malvern, PA
Alexander Gallery, New York
America Hurrah, New York

Illustrated in Folk Art in American Life, Bishop and Atkins, fig. 176, p. 130; Young America, A Folk Art History, Lipman, Warren, and Bishop, fig. 4.20, p. 76.

The depiction of homes and buildings on quilts in appliqué was made by cutting and layering fabric shapes. The variations often included a one- or two-chimneyed house with gable roof, which could easily be converted into a church or home. The small geometric pieces of fabric were sewn together to create a quilt block. Often inspiration for the architectural elements was found in or could be ordered from ladies' magazines, newspapers, almanacs, needlework catalogues, etc. Additional information can be found in Harding and Fisher, Home Sweet Home: The House in American Folk Art.


C Property from the Estate of a Private Collector

Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
Sold for $8,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
Sold for $8,750 (includes buyer's premium)

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Cherished: American Folk Art & Toys from the Estate of a Private Collector

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