Quilt perhaps 1840-1880
Did you see the PBS Antiques Roadshow episode aired July 13, 2015 in which they revisited the appraisal on this mid-19th-century quilt?
In the year 2000, the appraiser valued it at $1,200 to $1,500, despite some condition issues.
The 2015 value: $400-600
See a short clip by clicking here:
And on July 15, 2015, a New York auction house sold this quilt, which they described as a "Rare Colorful Antique American Patchwork Quilt. With flower basket and bird motifs, signed S.A.N. 1840. Velcro mounted to board. 76 X 75.5". Some discoloration." Opening bid $2,000.
Was this an authentic high-style Baltimore Album quilt? You know the kind that used to sell for over $100,000!
See a similar quilt here at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston:
Debby Cooney and Ronda McAllen (experts on the style) had seen the quilt in the auction before:
Here's an ad in The Clarion from spring, 1991
The quilt sold for $8,500 plus the 20% buyer's premium: $10,200.
It's a good time to buy.