"Unlike any textile I have seen... The Buckingham Quilt is not just a quilt, but a true American Historical Artifact like no other."
Bobbie A. Aug
AQS Certified Appraiser of Quilts and Quilted Textiles
Physical Description - Whole Cloth Style.
Size - Approximately 80" W x 88" L
Date Made - Circa 1665
Made By - Hester Hosmer Buckingham (1641-1702)
Predominant Colors - Brown, blue
Fabric - Damask, wool
Batt/Fill - Wool
Construction - Hand pieced, hand quilted.
Quilting Pattern - Diagonal parallel lines in chevron motif.
Description - Quilt consists of 6 each 18.5" wide x 37" woven palampore - style glazed floral damask panels in blue pattern on dark brown ground. Bordered on 1 end with woven gold and brown woven wool stripe. Other end is randomly pieced blue on brown. Sides about 12.5" woven gold and brown wool stripe.
Backing - Hand woven damask in blue and off white stripe with pieced lengths of brown wool.
Edge Finish - Green wool applied binding.
Workmanship - Construction: Fair overall. Quilting: Fair/good overall.
Condition - Some repair, missing stitches/open seams on binding. Fair overall.
Provenance - Click here.