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They told me that the blocks are large, too large for a child’s version, and the binding was another clue.
The early 20th century quilt was actually 1940s, That’s mid in my book.
My training to become a psychologist taught me the value of deductive reasoning using the decision (diagnostic) tree.
As I go through the various aspects of the quilt, I weigh each characteristic against the era the style suggests from the start and in this way quickly determine the most likely circa date in which the quilt was made.
It showed wear on many of the tiny pieces in the postage stamp variation.
It still is a beauty from a distance, but I would not have paid as much as I did for a 1940s worn quilt.
It is the manner of style in which the border and the corners are treated, and the fabrics being prints or solid colors that help determine if it’s age is early or later, regardless of what they call it.
Of course there is always a disclaimer with any antique viewed on-line, but things can be overlooked in an antique shop as well.
Good questions are asked of the owner to possibly help settle questions the quilt’s clues ask.
I got there early and looked through their quilts as one is supposed to do, but I was rather new to quilt dating.
It was crowded with people and I wasn’t able to get though very many stacks before the auction began. I believed every word the auctioneer said, big mistake.