Baltimore Style Album Quilt Circa 1850
This amazing quilt, created in the mid-1800's, is in absolutely pristine condition. It was made in New Hampshire in the style of the Baltimore Album Quilts. It is square in shape (overall dimensions 65" X 65"), and is comprised of 49 individual square blocks of 7 horizontal and 7 vertical (each with a dimension of 7 1/2" X 7 1/2"). Each block in the quilt is of an unique design. The quilt is lined in back by a floral pattern fabric with a green background. There are several blocks that contain images of children and animals as well as the more traditional floral patterns that were used in this style of quilt. The border surrounding the blocks has been embroidered with groupings of detailed flowers. The quilt was stored for over 50 years in a cedar chest, thus preventing any moth damage and protecting it from light exposure.
The quilt was appraised at the 2001 appearance of "Antiques Roadshow" in St. Louis, MO, by Nancy Druckman, who estimated its value at $5,000. Ms. Druckman has been a long-time member of the "Antiques Roadshow" team, and is particularly qualified in American Folk Art appraisals. She was Senior Vice President and Director of the American Folk Art Department in Sotheby's - New York. After 44 years at Sotheby's, she has founded her own consultancy company, Nancy Druckman Art, LLC.
This is an opportunity to own a truly unique and stunning example of American Folk Art and an exceptional quilt in the Baltimore Album style. Please be sure to click on all of the photos to get an idea of the quality and workmanship that went into this quilt. The last photo shows the back of the quilt with floral lining.