Wednesday, 8 January 2014
Biddle and Web have this magnificent embroidered quilt for sale - Lot 418 - in their auction on 10 January 2014.
Why am I astonished to learn that this 19th Century embroidered patchwork quilt with its Cosmati-style borders and embroidered panels of birds, butterflies and flowers was worked by the vendor's great grandfather while stationed in the army in Malta c.1860? I have seen similar large quilts made from army jacket remnants, but none so far with embroidered panels.
The quilt measures approx. 9ft square and has an estimate of : £500 - £800. For more details, click here.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 20:00