Tennessee pieced quilt, honeycomb or mosaic pattern, comprised of cotton and velvet pieces with wide black satin border and backing. A signed letter accompanying this lot states that this was a "lap quilt" which once belonged to First Lady Sarah Childress Polk (1803-1891) and descended through the family of Ethel Baily and Adair Lyon Childress to the present owner. 64" x 74". Late 19th century. CONDITION: Some scattered fraying and losses to mosaic pieces, scattered stains. Some stains to satin. Split to satin backing, consistent with center fold line.
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