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Queen Anne Quilted
1720s

This simple piece must have been part of a bedcover. It is false quilted which means there is no stuffing or middle. The top linen is very fine and the underneath linen has a slightly looser weave. The stitch to the back of the fabric appears plaited, but the front has crossed stitches. Probably undyed tussah silk from India. A useful example for a quilter.


Cataloguing

A vermicelli pattern embroidered with yellow silks, now beige, all on a fine soft creamy linen ground.



33 1/2 x15in; 85 x 38 cm


Condition

Very good. It appears to have been starched at some stage and could in fact be successfully washed. There are a couple of very small pin head size black marks, a slightly larger rust coloured mark and a small hole to the lower left hand side, smaller than the end of a pencil. A couple of very light small marks elsewhere.  The lower edge is seamed and the other three have raw edges. The reverse shows the silk to be yellow.


Price: £150 | $190 | €160

Ref N°: 2020/2