This is the BEST Victorian Crazy Quilt I have ever seen! Date of 1884 is embroidered, there are also initials, F R B which appear at least twice, last name is possibly Batchelder. 59 inches by 55 inches.
There are ribbon daisies and embroidered pink hollyhocks in the 2 long panels. There is a butterfly, fish, pansies, flower vase, anchor, birds, fan, crescent moon and many more, all done in embroidery and applique. There are also a couple of printed fabric blocks, one is of 3 maids and there are 3 tiny blocks with dogs printed on them. The edging is gorgeous machine made lace, 2 inches wide, there is some staining in places, (see photo #9).
The back is salmon color solid fabric, there are no holes but there are several stains (see photo #12), one is very large (not shown in photo). There are no holes on the front, there are light spots on about 3 of the blocks and at least one loose thread (see photos #10-11). Usually when you find these quilts the fabric is shattered and they need extensive repairs, this is the best condition I've run across in a crazy quilt, I have about 12 more photos if you need them. This is an estate sale find from Rome, NY.
Please check my other listings for more vintage treasures! The item "Victorian Crazy Quilt EXCELLENT COND Antique 1884 MUSEUM QUALITY Embroidery" is in sale since Sunday, October 25, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Linens & Textiles (Pre-1930)\Quilts\Completed Quilts". The seller is "makemineretro" and is located in Vernon, New York.This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.