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Pieced and Applique Folk Art Quilt "Scenes of American Life,"

Auction:
3080B
Lot:
52
Sold for:
$55,350$45,000

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3080B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
March 03, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Pieced and Applique Folk Art Quilt "Scenes of American Life," made by Mrs. Cecil White, Hartford, Connecticut, c. 1925-30, composed of fifty-five vignettes depicting figures engaged in various pursuits, including a bartender serving his patrons, a rodeo star, tennis players, golfers, baseball players, a billiards scene, sweethearts, a man who has climbed up a ladder to his paramour, men in uniform, a man getting his shoes shined, among many other identifiable scenes, all bordered by touring cars, pickup trucks, and steam locomotives, 77 x 66 in.

Provenance: America Hurrah, New York; Mendelsohn Collection; Fred Giampietro; Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York; to a private Massachusetts collection.
Estimate $40,000-60,000

The quilt has faded slightly, most notably in the red fabrics (the layered "floral" devices and the red border vehicles). There are some minor losses to a very few fabrics, including to four small patches of purple silk. There are a couple of very minor brown stains, and a very few small holes. There are no evident tears or repairs.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Fred Giampietro, Cecil White, Appliqué, Blankets, Folk art, Needlework, Quilt, Quilting, Ricco, Visual arts

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