Wednesday 24 July 2013

Tennants Auction 26 July 2013

This astonishing late 19th century red and white striped Bible Quilt is covered with embroidered animals and religious verse. It is possibly by John and William Carriss and it is June 15th 1892. It measures 220cm by 250cm (a good double bed size).

The Church played an important role within family life in the 19th century and Bible Quilts were designed in two formats, either using this embroidered technique or patchworking with pre-printed panels of religious text. Unfortunately very little history is known of this quilt, apart from that it probably came from part of the family who were based in the Hull area.
Item Lot Number: 1044 Estimate: £400-600. For more details click here.

Also for auction is Lot Number: 1242 which is described as an 18th Century Sweet Purse embroidered with exotic birds amongst flowers with silk tape ties, in an gilt oval frame and measures 28cm by 39cm. Sweet Purses were filled with aromatic herbs, and handkerchiefs were then placed inside, so they could rid themselves of any undesirable odours. The estimate for this item is £200-300 and for more details click here.

1 comment:

  1. The Bible Quilt is truly amazing.
    I have never seen anything like it before.
    I am sure it holds many stories.