Antique Doll Quilt, Red Knot Dots c1870

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My favorite quilt.  It is polka dotted in Turkey red wool yarn, tons of French knots resulting in the constellation of stellar dots that you see.  All done on a nice old piece of linen. The color of the linen has darkened with age to a mellow ecru. Very restful for dolly.  Tiny, tiny, tiny hand stitches all around the border. Meticulous!  Backs of knotted dots are visible on the back.  The condition is as to be expected.  The soft darkening of the fabric, several missing knotted dots, one round hole, 1/4" diameter, with the thin batting showing through. There are no other problems, as far as I can see.  This is a dear, sweet little doll quilt.  I love it.  16 1/4" X 12"

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