What a wonderful antique Primitive
quilt! If you love Americana and Primitives, this quilt is perfect
for your home! We purchased this from a local estate here in Lebanon County
Pennsylvania. A 19th century, c.1860's, American Civil War Era
So very Patriotic and so Wonderfully
The design of Four Eagles is a famous
pattern that was made predominately in Pennsylvania. It can be found
in many quilt reference books. It features 4 eagles, one in each corner.
They have outspread wings and shields that form part of their bodies.
The eagles heads are all facing the center of the quilt which is filled with
a large flower wreath of red roses and leaves.
Many of the Four Eagles quilts that
were made originated from published patterns of the day.
This one though is truly an original
design and very 'FOLKY' in it's character and manner. The central medallion
is slightly off-center and the eagles have a decidely primitive style and
appeal. All hand appliqued and hand quilted.
All hand appliqued and hand quilted
with 8 stitches to the inch. 3/4" diamond background quilting.
Interesting quilting patterns within the birds wings and tail feathers
and also around the center medallion. 1/4" finely hand turned binding.
Channel quilting within the grey borders and later machine top stitching
on the narrow grey border.
It has a very thin cotton
The body of the quilt is in good condition,
still strong and sturdy and the quilting is all in fine shape. No odors
or large stains, a small discoloration on the reverse less than 6 inches
across that does not show through to the front.
The colors have faded over time, the
red still strong but the grey/green does show considerable faded areas especially
to the borders. The applique work is quite primitive and there have been
many repairs to the applique work over the years by different hands.
Still, overll it remains in good condition and look wonderful displayed
on a wall.
Size: 72" x
A True Authentic Early Lebanon
Primitive 19th Century Quilt