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Spectacular quilts cover Jasper52 textiles auction Dec. 10

Trapunto and applique quilt dated 1858, Bucks County, Pa., 68 x 78in. Estimate: $4,500-$5,500. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Colorful and intricate handmade quilts comprise the bulk of a vintage textile auction that Jasper52 will hold on Thursday, Dec. 10. Also featured are many hooked rugs and handwoven Persian and Native American rugs and blankets. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

More than 150 quilts are offered in the 266-lot auction. One of the finest and oldest is a Trapunto quilt (above) dated 1858 and signed with the initials of the maker. The quilted designs depict grapes, winding vines, many flower varieties – all with delicately stuffed stems. Each of the four center blocks has a different complicated floral design. The 12 fractional blocks around the perimeter have elaborate floral trapunto designs as well. The intricate indigo fleur-de-lis snowflakes are applique stitched. Every square inch of this lovely antique quilt is covered with beautifully stuffed designs and quilting at 10-12 stitches per inch per side. It is expected to sell for $4,500-$5,500.

Also from Pennsylvania is an early 1900s Mennonite quilt that lives up to its Eye Dazzler name. The maker initialed the quilt on the reverse side (est. $1,750-$3,000).

Pennsylvania Mennonite Eye Dazzler quilt, early 1900s, 88 x 88in. Estimate: $1,750-$3,000. Jasper52 image

A 1940s red, green and white album quilt measures a generous 94 by 96 inches and displays a tightly appliqued center floral wreath and an outer floral vine border. The quilting is excellent with quilting around the applique and in grid, floral and other designs in the background, all at eight to nine stitches to the inch (est. $3,000-$3,500).

Large appliqued album quilt, 1940s, 94 x 96in, excellent condition. Estimate: $3,000-$3,500. Jasper52 image

The finest of the Persian carpets is a room-size Heriz carpet from the early 20th century that should sell for $10,000-$12,000.

Fine Heriz carpet, circa 1920, 11ft 6in x 15ft. Estimate: $10,000-$12,000. Jasper52 image

Navajo woven items include a 3rd phase variation woman’s blanket or rug that measures 54 by 50 inches, an ideal size for a wall hanging (est. $1,800-$2,200).

Navajo woven 3rd phase variation woman’s blanket/rug, circa 1910, 54 x 50in long, mint condition. Estimate: $1,800-$2,200. Jasper52 image

The balance of the auction contains lovely needlework decorative items and sewing accoutrements.

The Jasper52 auction of Americana Quilts & Textiles will be conducted on Thursday, Dec. 10, starting at 9 p.m. EST.

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