So my father-in-law and his wife received the appraisal on the antique quilt. It did not make them very happy. They were hoping it would have been appraised for more. Here are some of the notes from the appraisal:
Date Made: 1st quarter 19th century to 1830
Size: 96 1/4” X 98”
Pattern: Flying Gees Square-In-A-Square with Stuffed Work
Predominant colors: Brown, Indigo, green, red
Fabric: Cotton Prints, chintz, wood print blocks, solid muslin
Quilting was very good and included more than one quilter. Very good overall construction with excellent stuffed work. Condition is fair with acidic storage stains and 3 small holes.
That was some of the basic detail of the report. She appraised it at mere $850.00, yikes, I am not sure I agree with that after seeing it in person. The full photo I received from them is not the best quality but at least I can see the entire pattern now.
She is going to donate it to the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) so it will stay in Maryland. She decided not to donate it to the Smithsonian because it would just be boxed.
Let me be honest, I am a little hurt it was not offered to me. Especially since it holds no importance to them and it is not in her mind a family heirloom but I will get over it since I never had a chance to really have it. What we never had cannot be missed!!