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Thread: Quilt from 1840 for $7200

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    I just found this on the swiss version of ebay. The seller says its dated around 1840 and the price starts at $ 7200. The size is 82x75".
    Have no intention to buy :lol: its a bit too pricy for my taste.
    But I like the pattern.

    What do you think?
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    Awesome but way out of any budget I ever had :)

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    WOW!! :shock: I bet the maker of the quilt would be pleased!!

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    It's beautiful, but way out of my price range tooo

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    Absolutely gorgeous, hust think how much time went into it. Good price, not for my though.

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    it's interesting that they put a blue sash around the corner sections.

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    This quilt is incredible. I'm not picking it apart but I notice that many seams don't match up. This quilt tells me that beauty is not in perfection. The fabric and pattern works together for an amazing quilt. I would love to know the history of this quilt:) Wish I could afford it!:)

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    awesome - but not in my budget, thanks for showing

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan
    it's interesting that they put a blue sash around the corner sections.
    Dont you think it would look better with blue sashing around all sections?
    Hope the lady making this gorgeous quilt in 1840 doesnt mind me asking........

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    it is awesome but when I look at the center of the star I feel like I am falling into it. Is that weird or what? Or is it an optical illusion? Or is it my cataracts? Does it do this to anyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammiepamie
    it is awesome but when I look at the center of the star I feel like I am falling into it. Is that weird or what? Or is it an optical illusion? Or is it my cataracts? Does it do this to anyone else?
    Yes, it does to me. It honestly made me a tad bit dizzy, but it's still beautiful!

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    beautiful- but the fabrics don't look like any i've seen from that time period= wonder where it came from.
    there are some pretty expensive quilts out there- if i had the $$ to blow i would look into that one- it is so beautiful- but i would want some documentation---the fabrics just don't seem like 1840's fabrics - which tended to be darker---turkey reds, indigo's- rust's...
    but that could just be the period fabrics in the U.S. maybe other parts of the world had different fabrics back then with lighter colors.

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    quilts don't have to be old to be worth lots- i've made 2 quilts that appraised for alot---as in $3700 for one- and $5600 for the other :)
    of course-that is just an appraisal- for insurance purposes- it does not mean i could ever sell either of them for anything close to that.

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    Beautiful, but out of my price range

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    Beautiful quilt and lots of work but too expensive for me.

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    I like how the center star looks likes it is jumping out at you! Beautiful quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    beautiful- but the fabrics don't look like any i've seen from that time period= wonder where it came from.
    there are some pretty expensive quilts out there- if i had the $$ to blow i would look into that one- it is so beautiful- but i would want some documentation---the fabrics just don't seem like 1840's fabrics - which tended to be darker---turkey reds, indigo's- rust's...
    but that could just be the period fabrics in the U.S. maybe other parts of the world had different fabrics back then with lighter colors.
    In the describtion it says the quilt is orginated from Todd County K.Y. USA.

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    The old quilts like this one are the true works of art. They are cut out with scissors and probably a newspaper pattern. It's amazing! Thanks for sharing but I agree, it's a bit pricey.

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    All the detail, and a great design. It would be nice to know more about it's history and about the quilter.

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    ITS BEAUTIFUL BUT I WOULDNT PAY THAT MUCH

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    WOW!! Hand pieced and hand quilted, lovely!

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    beuatiful quilt but way to expensive for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by grammiepamie
    it is awesome but when I look at the center of the star I feel like I am falling into it. Is that weird or what? Or is it an optical illusion? Or is it my cataracts? Does it do this to anyone else?
    Yes, it does to me. It honestly made me a tad bit dizzy, but it's still beautiful!
    And me. The movement in it is chaotic and makes me feel a touch queasy. I couldn't live with it.

    Perhaps the colours have faded over time, which might explain why they are paler than the shades usually associated with that time.

    The more I look at this quilt the more I dislike it. Old isn't necessarily beautiful, as I say every day when I look in the mirror...

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    It is always fun to look at old quilts. However I don't see the quilting being that old. I don't know the fabrics just don't seem right to me. And I looks to be in good condition how was it stored to look so good darn near 200 years later.
    I am no expert in the field just my thoughts. if they are worth a dime. lol

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    Wow! That is a lot of pieces!

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