Southern two-sided silk and satin hand-pieced quilt featuring two patterns including the "Drunkard's Path" pattern to one side and the "Square in a Square" pattern to the other. The hand quilted lines follow the curved lines of Drunkard's Path blocks and the batting is cotton. 69 1/2" H x 82 1/2" W. Circa 1930's. Provenance note: According to family history, the quiltmaker worked for a cottage industry in Hardinsburg, KY, likely the Eleanor Beard Company which produced fine linens, baby layette items, and full-sized whole-cloth silk or satin quilts with elaborate center medallion quilting. The items, carrying an Eleanor Beard label, were sold in upscale department stores throughout the nation. This two-sided quilt is likely made using sewing remnants from the factory.
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Shattering of some silk pieces, but satin pieces are in very good condition. No visible staining.