Monday, June 24, 2013

unnamed pattern, later called New York Beauty

Last December, I missed out on this quilt when it came up for auction. I'd put in an absentee bid, but I wasn't at the computer for the auction and the bid fell short. As it turned out, a friend won the auction and we later worked out a trade.

It is an unnamed pattern, later called New York Beauty, and the variants with appliqued vines are uncommon. Since the maker is not known, what the maker called the quilt pattern is also unknown. I've seen fewer than a dozen of these quilts with appliqued vine sashing made before 1900, and this one also looks like it's mid to late 19th century. Came through an auction house in California, but that's all I know. A nice addition to the collection!