Quilt No.839AG - Annette Gero

Annette Gero
Owner: 
Annette Gero
Location: 
NSW Sydney
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
ENGLAND
Date: 
pre 1850
Description: 
This quilt is of hand pieced hexagons randomly placed and stitched on to a linen backing. They are mainly dress fabrics and chintz with some hexagon flowers in the centre and corners in broderie perse. There is no padding.
2600 x 2600mm
History: 

The quilt is believed to be English c. 1830 and was brought here pre 1970. It is now in the collection of Annette Gero.

Story: 

"A very early quilt, typical of the English medallion quilts made in the first quarter of the 19th century. The flower motifs in the centre of the quilt and the four corners are block printed fabric in madder colours and appliqued onto the quilts with broderie perse. Many of these floral fabrics were printed in England around 1815 specifically for use in quilts or coverlets." [Annette Gero]

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