Hello and thank you for looking. A RARE BEAUTY is a wonderful, 18th century Indigo resist quilt dating from c1780 This stunning textile is the largest 18th century quilt I've ever seen The reverse fabric is also one of the most beautiful I've ever seen! Is a resist dyed and hand block printed cotton remarkably beautiful. The saturation on this indigo is. The only flaw to even report is that.
Was in the process of removing the backing (for it's STUNNING beauty) and so the two pieces are. I would simply have someone hand stitched them back together. The other possibility is to continue to remove the backing and have the quilt re-backed in an antique plain linen. The backing cotton is massive and GORGEOUS. The cotton backing was also resist printed and hand block printed.This indigo resist pattern (the front) is a stunning, nubby linen. This quilt is one in a million! MEASUREMENTS : this textile measures approximately 102 inches by 97 inches.
CONDITION This quilt is in original, as found condition. This quilt has been hand washed in the recent past. The backing has been removed from the front in many places (please see photographs and above in the description) Each side has some small flaws to be expected for it's age 230 years old!!
Some little holes, and the red side has some hand stitched mends etc. (the condition of the backing having been partially removed from the quilt is taken into account in the price). Please see my other Antique French fabric auctions by clicking View Sellers Other Items. The item "Antique Quilt Indigo resist French 18th century RARE KING 102 X 97 LARGE queen" is in sale since Monday, March 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Linens & Textiles\Bed & Bath Linens\Quilts, Bedspreads & Coverlets".
The seller is "loodylady" and is located in Burlington, Vermont. This item can be shipped worldwide.