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PINEAPPLES AND SWAG BORDER APPLIQUE ANTIQUE QUILT


 
PINEAPPLES AND SWAG BORDER APPLIQUE ANTIQUE QUILT

 



A red and green applique that I have never seen before, with special elements that make it a wondeful addition to a collection of mid 19th c red and green florals, or to have as your one unique special quilt. The repeat motif is four pineapple forms - the symbol of hositality, that combined in this way contribute a lively appeal to the design. What's fun and unique is the reverse treatment of the swag appliques around the border- they face inward rather than swagging down as was traditional. In fresh never used never laundered condition with a lovely off white background patina.