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Premier Auction - Session II - February 4, 2023

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Premier Auction - Session II - Lots 731-1129
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Lot 1062

*Rare and Important Freedom Quilt

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Current Bid
$15,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

1980-1982, one of four examples created by Jesse Bell Williams Telfair (Parrot, Georgia, 1913-1986), pieced and applique cotton, blue block letters on red squares, arranged to spell the word "FREEDOM" in six horizontal rows, small white blocks separate red squares, white backing, 75 x 70-1/2 in.

Note: Three other examples by artist are in museum collections: The Smithsonian, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, D.C., 2017.40; High Museum of Art, Atlanta Georgia, 1982.298; American Folk Art Museum, New York, 2004.9.1

Exhibition history: Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York, 15 October - 14 November, 1998 (accompanied by brochure from exhibition).

Provenance: Purchased from Ricco / Maresca Gallery, New York, 11 October, 1995 for $18,000 (with original receipt); Private Collection

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Condition

overall good condition, colors bright, some areas of discoloration, some loose threads, area of spotting/staining primarily to backing