BRANNER FAMILY, TIMBERVILLE, SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA "DOUBLE STAR / BROKEN STAR" PIECED QUILT, hand-stitched, 16 on-point pattern blocks, alternating with solid white on-point blocks, a red print fabric border and an unglazed chintz outer border to all four sides, having straight-line, diagonal, and outline quilting, narrow back-over-front binding, four-paneled plain backing. Second quarter 19th century. 110" x 109".
Very good visual condition, top with some very light toning and scattered small stains, several patch mends over fugitive/brown fabrics, scattered holes to print fabrics mostly on fugitive/brown fabrics, some light fading, chintz fabric with some scattered tears mostly minor in nature on dark coloring of print, backing with light toning notably along fold lines, scattered stains and spotting, two patch mends.
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From the collection of the late Nancy and John Stewart, Broadway, VA.