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Handmade and embroidered cotton quilt sewn with remarkable skill and brilliance for the Pan American Exposition in New York, USA in 1901.

Stunningly beautiful, displaying exquisite skill and detailed attention, this quilt features minutely detailed scenes from a bygone era, red stitching on an all white quilt, otherwise known as Redwork, which reached its vogue in the United States during the 1880s.

Beginning with a flag on which is sewn 13 stars, the quilt commemorates, completely in hand-stitching, likenesses of well-known buildings, events and historical leaders from around the world, among them King Edward of England, Emperor William of Germany, and several of the first US Presidents.

Among the scenes portrayed are depicted Niagara Falls, Beautiful Orient, A Trip to the Moon, Rear Admiral Sampson USN, Indian Congress and Village, Gypsy Camp, Prince Henry of Prussia, Johnstown Flood, Old Plantation, Battle of Missionary Ridge, and His Holiness Leo XIII. All together, there are 81 different likenesses sewn on the quilt, each one as delicately portrayed as the one before it.

The quilt measures 78 inches. There are a few minor spots of pale staining. The edges are worn. Quilts such as these were often used as display pieces, and this one has kept its shape, texture and detail remarkably well for a handmade artifact over one hundred and ten years old.

The gently aged quilt is bound by faded red piping, and the quilt stitching (white on white), which binds the front and back quilt panels, displays finely wrought designs of star, circle, shell and feather patterns, among others. Although much more subtle, it, too, shows an astounding grace and beauty.

Smells clean and fresh and as always, is from a non-smoking estate.

As always, guaranteed original and authentic. Not a reproduction. Satisfaction guaranteed.


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1901 Pan American Exposition Quilt, Worlds Fair Antique Americana


  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: cotton, thread
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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