Absolutely beautiful and so rare to find. A fine early bird chintz quilted textile from about 1820. The front is a bird drinking from a fountain or possibly an urn or fountain surrounded by arborescent foliage and flora. There is a lovely speckled design to the ground.
Lovely soft autumnal type hues of sage green and soft browns. Not overly glazed, soft and soft tones. The back is a madder toned cotton print which is later than the cotton chintz on the front so very possibly generational. I imagine once part of a larger counterpane. One edge is stitched under as is the bottom in tiny stitches I have tried to show in the photos.The other edge is raw. An amazing piece for the collector of rare early textiles. Displays beautifully in an early setting. Strong and stable and in fine condition for it's age. Some age tanning to the bottom area as seen in photo #10 which to me adds lovely charisma to this charming specimen. Measures just slightly over 10" wide by aprox 73-74" long.
I sell antique and vintage fabric. Each textile is different; some possibly used, some unused.
I will give you my best assessment. I do not always launder them nor do I know all their history, how they have been stored over time etc.. I have a 30+ year long & extensive knowledge of textiles and gauge age ranges; fiber content etc.. To the best of my ability. As always please view all photos, dimensions etc..
As they are part of the description. Please keep in mind that I provide the best photos possible but monitors do vary.If my eyes should miss a small flaw, please know it is not intentional. Combined invoices are rarely accurate. Again, if you have any questions, please message me. The item "Rare Antique Early 19thc Arborescent Bird Fountain Chintz Fabric Lg. Quilt Piece" is in sale since Monday, January 18, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Linens & Textiles\Fabrics". The seller is "pia_threads" and is located in Columbus, Ohio. This item can be shipped worldwide.