New York, Park Avenue
24 October 1992
A PIECED AND APPLIQUED COTTON QUILTED COVERLET
AMERICAN, CIRCA 1830
The broderie perse center block with an exotic bird perched atop
a tree of life on a white double diamond quilted ground framed by a blue chintz sashing surrounded by numerous broderie perse flora and bird details further enclosed by a chintz guilloche border surrounded
by a continuous chintz diamond border framed by a wide blue chintz border, with a white binding--110 x 108in.
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Laura Fisher, "An American Tradition," in America's Glorious Quilts, ed. Dennis Duke and Deborah Harding, (New York, 1987), p. 49.
Records achieved for 15 artists across a competitive auction week
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