When we bring an Heirloom like this into our homes, we add depth and joy to our daily life. We notice beauty a bit more, we recognize the time and skill spent on a craft.
This is a Historical postage stamp quilt from approx 1870 -1880. A traditional double nine patch quilt in excellent condition, which is treadle machine pieced and hand quilted, with tiny postage stamp pieces measuring a mere 3/4" per side. We imagine this piece framed and installed as a an exceptional focal piece in your home or as the quintessential that pulls the guest bedroom together.
Beautifully made by a woman named Nettie Via of Preble City, Ohio. It measures 76" X 84" and is in excellent, never washed condition, with a couple of small brown spots (see photos) and no wear. The quilt feels strong and sturdy overall. There is straight line quilting throughout at an even 8-9 stitches to the inch, with faint pencil marks still visible in places. The back is white, the hand-stitched binding is solid red, and the batting is thin. You can see cotton seed residue inside when you hold the quilt up to the light.. Can be used as a throw, a bed coverlet for a twin bed, or styled as a fabulous and unforgettable Tablecloth. See images for more detail. This item has been professionally cleaned one time. Sold as is, not refundable or eligible to return.
Dimensions 76 x 84"
Purchased from a New England Estate