Catalogue: Quilts (494)


Friendship Quilt: Circa 1850; New Jersey   $8500.    

This New Jersey Friendship quilt was likely made as a wedding gift. Both the hearts around the central inscription and the pair of lovebirds at the bottom indicate it was a gift commemorating an event related to affection. Inked signatures are in the center of each star. Surnames include: Hounte; Berger; Huffman; Shepherd and Stevinson. The central applique has a message that is difficult to completely decipher. In part it reads: Life's path led us cautiously (?)------ and no longer forged(?) t... Click for details      
  
Friendship Quilt: Circa 1850; New Jersey
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870
  Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870   $5500.

This Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt is embellished unlike any other I've seen. The centers of each block are embroidered with a variety of flowers. Each log is embroidered with a tremendous number of abstract patterns and the overlapping circles border is likely unique. The quilt is entirely made of wool; circa 1870. Measurements are 74" x 76.

Broderie Pertse Tree of Life Quilt: Ca. 1830; Md.   $9600.   

Beautifully balanced, classic center medallion Tree of Life Broderie Perse quilt. An elaborate bird is perched on each arm of the central tree. Four "dog tooth" borders create wonderful frames. The same chintz fabric is used throughout but has a different appearance depending upon how it was cut out. Well quilted with feather patterns in the outer borders. A wash is optional; measures 94" x 100". Hand loomed, Trenton tape binding. Bennett family of Maryland origin; circa 1830.
Broderie Pertse Tree of Life Quilt: Ca. 1830; Md.
Nine Patch Doll Quilt; Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Nine Patch Doll Quilt; Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $325.

Nicely scaled variation of a Nine Patch doll quilt in which the squares are divided into triangles, giving it an entirely different look. Has no batting just a top and back. Excellent condition with the sole exception of one corner with some shredding the size of a pea. It is visible in lower left corner. Fabrics on the front are 1870's and 80's; back is a floral print that may be a little later. Measures 16 1/2" x 17.

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