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Rare and Important Schoolhouse and Railroad Quilt, York, Pennsylvania
Dated 1891
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317

PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR

Rare and Important Schoolhouse and Railroad Quilt, York, Pennsylvania
Dated 1891
Estimate
25,00035,000
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Details & Cataloguing

Important Americana

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New York

Rare and Important Schoolhouse and Railroad Quilt, York, Pennsylvania
Dated 1891
Composed of printed and solid cotton patches sewn with chain and straight stitches; the field with flower, heart, leaf, concentric shell and pinwheel quilting.  Some minor stain on extreme left and right border. Mounted on a stretcher. 
Approximately 77 by 80 inches
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Provenance

Jan Whitlock Textiles, Malvern, Pennsylvania;
Alexander Gallery, New York;
America Hurrah, New York.

Literature

Illustrated in Folk Art in American Life, Bishop and Atkins, fig 176, p. 130 and Young America, A Folk Art History, Lipman, Warren, and Bishop, fig 4.20, p. 76.

Catalogue Note

"The Schoolhouse pattern is one of the most familiar in American quilts; Here it has been magically used to create a whole town, said to be York, Pennsylvania. The moon and the stars look down on almost sixty structures, including two churches with graveyards, and buildings labeled "Coal," "Barn," and "Union Depot." The special touch is the railroad complete with telegraph poles. This is an entrancing example of American folk art."

Cyril Nelson
Quilt Engagement Calendar, E.P. Dutton, Inc., New York, August 1984, plate 36

Important Americana

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New York