Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (305)


Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1890; Maryland   $675   

This Pinwheels quilt goes by several different names just as it can be seen as different patterns. The combination of a Pinwheel center with corner triangles is one way to view it as is a combination of four Hourglass blocks placed within a square. Among the names by which the quilt is known are: Big Dipper; Yankee Puzzle and Whirling Blade. Two features make this quilt particularly appealing. The blue calico background is a lovely shade and one not often seen for a ground color. The Pinwheel... Click for details      
  
Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1890; Maryland
Pinwheel Stars Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Pinwheel Stars Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $875

This Pinwheel Stars quilt actually forms a variety of patterns depending upon how one focuses. The use of the printed fabric with diagonal lines adds to the movement of the overall pattern as does the strong diagonal stripe border. The interior of the quilt is in excellent condition with some unobtrusive fraying along the binding. Measurements are an unusual 69" x 90". This could be an excellent hanging in a stairwell when hung vertically or great over a sofa or mantelpiece hung... Click for details

New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1880   $1,085  

New York Beauty is a quilt pattern that never ceases to amaze for its many variations. The colors on this example are especially warm and rich. The Nine Patch (actually Puss in the Corner) intersections are a touch I have not seen. The colors have softened a bit but remain strong and vibrant. Quilting is done with circles around the main blocks and diamonds within the centers. Measurements are 72" x 74. There are some spots of color loss on the back but the front is without issues. The backing... Click for details
New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1880
Broderie Perse Quilt Blocks; Signed and Dated 1842; Pa.
  Broderie Perse Quilt Blocks; Signed and Dated 1842; Pa.   $2,800

Group of 33 stunning broderie perse (chintz applique) quilt blocks. Fourteen of them are signed and and several are dated. Three of the blocks are dated 1842 but it is odd that another is dated 1852 and a third is 1860. They look as though they were made at the same time so the 18 year gap is difficult to understand. The blocks look to be made by the same person as all are finely appliqued with the tiniest of stitches. The blocks are approximately 13 inches square with several a bit smaller.... Click for details

Lady of the Lake Variation Quilt; Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   Sold  

This striking indigo and white quilt comes closest to the Lady of the Lake pattern but is actually more complex. The off blocks alternate between being filled with Hourglass and Four Patch patterns. The quilt is made with a variety of deep indigo prints. The largest pieces all have polka dots. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 68" x 80". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Lady of the Lake Variation Quilt; Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Touching Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Touching Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,075

Touching Stars quilt in soft shades of brown and tan printed fabrics. It has an applique border on two opposing sides with flowers in the shape of hearts. It is nicely quilted with wreaths filled with compass - like figures. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 76" x 80". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.

Rising Suns Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $950  

Nicely pieced and quilted Rising Suns (aka Sunflower) quilt. The tips of the Suns are just one inch apart giving a nice intensity to the pattern. It is quilted throughout with small squares. The quilt measures 72" x 82". It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Rising Suns Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Economy Patch Quilt; Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
  Economy Patch Quilt; Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $2,600

This Economy Patch quilt is perfect in every way. The condition is exactly as it was when it was made nearly 150 years ago. The piecing is exquisite. In addition to the very small Economy Patch blocks, the maker finished the body of the quilt with Birds in the Air. Three corners have Evening Stars. The outer border is a Wild Goose Chase pattern with Four Patch corner blocks. The solid yellow used throughout is an unusual and very pleasing color. Measurements are 76" x 80". Lititz, Pennsylvania... Click for details

Irish Chain Quilt; Dated 1875;Pennsylvania   $595  

Irish Chain is one of the most consistently popular quilt patterns. This example is made with an interesting indigo print of five point stars and small red circles. It's a material I have not seen previously. The off blocks are quilted with wreaths. The corner blocks are interesting in that they are variations of a Four Patch but not all the same. Whether or not this was intentional is difficult to know. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 68 inches square. An embroidered... Click for details
Irish Chain Quilt; Dated 1875;Pennsylvania
Postage Stamp Straight Furrows Quilt Top; Circa 1880's; Pa.
  Postage Stamp Straight Furrows Quilt Top; Circa 1880's; Pa.   $985

This Postage Stamp quilt top has over 14,296 pieces. Each square is slightly over half an inch to a side. The maker further added to her design with an elongated triangle border. It is entirely hand pieced. Colors of the many prints are laid out to create a diagonal line of color making for a Straight Furrows pattern. The top is in excellent condition. Measurements are 70" x 80". Pennsylvania origin; made 1880's.

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