Q6805 Broderie Perse Fragment
33 x 35
New England

What an opportunity to acquire a very early quilt fragment in excellent condition! From an actual Broderie Perse quilt created around 1780-1800, this piece contains a large center block of an early block print taupe floral glazed chintz set on point. This block is surrounded by chintz birds and butterflies meticulously cut out and appliqued onto off-white homespun linen. The hand appliqué stitching is phenomenally dense, and the entire piece has been hand quilted in chevrons set 1 inch apart. The same chintz used in the center block was used for the ¼ inch separately applied binding, and the backing is the same off-white homespun linen as was used on the front. The size of this fragment was as Betsey found it, and she believes this piece was originally the center medallion of a large Broderie Perse or early pieced quilt. What a find in a perfect size for wall art in a small space! Professionally hand washed by Betsey, please ask her for more details.