Quilt No.1083DMG - Derene McGregor

Derene McGregor
Owner: 
Derene McGregor
Location: 
WA Perth
Maker
Maker: 
Unknown
Made in
ENGLAND
Date: 
1881 - 1900
Description: 
Tumbling Block quilt constructed over papers in the English method. Some papers are still inside the quilt including envelopes and stationery headers with dates '99 and 1898. The blocks are in a variety of silks and brocade fabrics, primarily black with rich purples and some pinks. There are stripes, tartans and small prints. The quilt has a border of 20cm hand made lace with a twisted cord between the quilt and lace. There is no padding and the backing is rust coloured cotton with a small black stripe. 1750 x 1550mm
History: 

The maker and history are unknown. The present owner purchased it from an antique shop in Perth WA in 1998. It originated from an auction in England. It is not used.

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