Two (2) Southern, likely East Tennessee, cotton quilts. 1st item: Pieced and appliqued cotton quilt, dogwood flower design, white ground with 12 pink and green appliqued cotton blossom designs, continuous green swag border. Cotton printed label sewn en verso: "Applique quilt made by Annie Mary Russell, also known as "Mace", wife of Hugh McClung Johnston. This quilt was made in Knoxville, Tennessee (date unknown). …". 67" x 84". 2nd item: Pieced and appliqued cotton quilt, flower bouquet pattern, white ground with 9 pink, pale green and yellow appliqued floral motifs with 4 additional small pink and pale green single blossoms, continuous mint green and pink swag border. Maker not identified. 78" square. Both quilts late 19th century. Provenance: The Living Estate of Elizabeth Johnston Davidson Frierson, Knoxville, TN. CONDITION: 1st item: Scattered stains on surface, primarily near sides. Largest approximately 17 1/2" x 16". Some stains on back, mostly at border. 2nd item: Small scattered stains on front. Approximately 21" square stain on back plus stain along back center crease and additional scattered stains.
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