Three (3) Tennessee Quilts. 1st item: Middle TN hand stitched crazy quilt circa 1900, Coffee County, attributed to Fanny Hickerson Wooten (also spelled Wooton, 1844-1927). Wool and gabardine crazy quilt with brown cotton backing; green border with tan corner blocks and fuschia stitching, enclosing a field with multiple pieces of fabric in various colors and patterns, embellished with multi-colored stitching and embroidered flowers and fauna including dasies, lilies of the valley, and ferns. Snowflake, cross, and fence designs are also included. Center square is embroidered “For John From Mammy”. 84 1/2″ H x 81″ W. Note: Fanny Hickerson Wooton’s grandson was named John Chumley (1887-1965). 2nd item: Summer weight silk log cabin pattern quilt with strips of solid (primarily black) and printed silk including plaid, striped and damask patterns. Brown calico backing. 76 1/2″ H x 70 1/2″ W. 3rd item: Cotton pieced quilt top with triangular pieces in multicolored prints comprising 42 squares enclosed in a green border. 77″ H x 89″ W. See related quilts and sampler in this auction, lot #592 and 593. Provenance: All quilts descended in the Chumley family and were purchased by the consignor from a member of the Chumley family. CONDITION: 1st item: 6″ stain to back,other scattered small stains to back; scattered stains to front, including a dark 1″ stain in a yellow block and instances of dark fabrics bleeding into pink/fuschia fabrics from folding. Scattered small holes to wool fabrics. Several spots of loss to stitching at edges. Some flower “petals” need restitching to ground. 2nd item: Considerable losses and fraying to silk pieces. 3 squares use velvet strips indicating possible early repairs. 3/4″ hole to brown calico backing. 3rd item: Lacks binding. Fading to green cotton, especially at edges but also affecting some center blocks, 2 holes 1″ diameter, multiple small scattered stains.
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