Victorian pieced and embroidered crazy quilt, signed Watkins with three additional embroidered initials, K, B, and W. Comprised of silks, brocade, velvet and cotton fabrics and stitched with various designs and motifs, including floral sprays, figures, a sailboat, animals, a song quote, tennis racquets, and fruit. Navy velvet border and navy cotton backing with cut corners for a poster bed. Stitched with a combination of hand embroidered and machine stitching. 77 3/4" x 94 1/4". 4th Qtr. 19th century. Note: A card with family history states that this quilt was made by Katharine Burdette Watkins (1836 – 1917 or 1869 – 1935) of Edgewater, New Jersey. Provenance: Estate of St. Clair, Janesville, WI, Egyptian Arabian Stud. CONDITION: A few silk squares with shattering and one vertical line of fading to the back center where folded, otherwise overall very good condition.
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