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Fabulous 1830 Patchwork Pillowcases! I stumbled across these today and just had to share them. They are so rare.
Auction site description:
1830s Exquisitely made pair of pieced pillow cases in the Evening Stars pattern. Handmade ricrac along the edges is the ultimate in fine detail.The initials EH are embroidered on each in the tiniest of stitches.
These would make a glorious finish to a finely turned bed.
Made in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in the 1830's.
TITLE: Evening Star Pieced Pillowcases
PRICE: $1,450 Purchase >
COUNTRY: United States
CREATION DATE: 1830's
LENGTH: 28 in. (71 cm)
HEIGHT: 17.5 in. (44 cm)
DEALER LOCATION: Darnestown, MD
NUMBER OF ITEMS: 2
REFERENCE NUMBER: LU9160795606
Here is the link to the "umbrella" auction site 1stDibs.
It doesn't cost anything to join this site so that you can look at lots of gorgeous textiles. Just do a word search using the word "quilt" you are registered. Or you can go straight to the dealer (Stella Rubin) website site here: http://www.stellarubinantiques.com/ Enjoy browsing her website. She always has fabulous quilts. Karenquilt