Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (319)


Broderie Perse Album Quilt: Dated 1843; New Jersey   $19,000   

This broderie perse album quilt has an unusually large number of blocks totaling 156. The chintz cutouts depict flowers; wreaths; baskets and birds, Written in ink is the date 1843 and Trenton, N.J. It has names from the Vallette; McNeely; Aiken and Coleman families. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition with the glaze fully intact. It measures 103" x 110". Best of all is the tag pinned to the quilt saying it was from the collection of Florence Peto. Mrs. Peto collected; researched;... Click for details      
  
Broderie Perse Album Quilt: Dated 1843; New Jersey
Ocean Waves Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Ocean Waves Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $835

This classic Ocean Waves quilt is enhanced with a sawtooth border. It's interesting to note that the triangles making up the border are actually the same pieces as used throughout the body of the quilt. They have quite a different look when seen in a different context. It is well quilted with floral wreaths in the off blocks and arcs in the border. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 66" x 84". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

LeMoyne Stars Medallion Quilt: Circa 1880   $1,425  

This LeMoyne Stars quilt is set in an unusual way with five of them placed within a center frame. The triple frame replicates the three strips of the border. The quilt is all sold fabrics and in excellent, unwashed condition. It is quilted with feathered wreaths and clamshells. Measurements are 78 inches square; made circa 1880.
LeMoyne Stars Medallion Quilt: Circa 1880
Light and Dark Diamonds Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
  Light and Dark Diamonds Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $985

Striking Light and Dark Diamonds quilt with a beautiful use of fabrics and rich color. In addition to the outlines of the diamonds, the inside creates an Hourglass pattern. The two unusual fabrics on the border are a great enclosure for the diamonds. The quilt is especially well pieced. It is as fresh and crisp as the day it was made some 140 plus years ago. Measurements are 76 inches square. Hershey, Pennsylvania origin; made circa 1880.

LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1830's; Vermont   $2,850  

This LeMoyne Stars quilt is made with a glorious combination of richly colored printed materials. The border consists of two different glazed chintz fabrics with flowers; fruit and birds. The Stars are milk and dark brown chocolate colors with one lone indigo corner block. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Several of the fabrics in addition to the border are glazed. It is quilted with straight lines and outlines around the Stars. The backing is a plain white cotton. Measurements... Click for details
LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1830's; Vermont
Contained Cotton Crazy Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Contained Cotton Crazy Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,875

This Contained Cotton Crazy Quilt is as crisp as the day it was made some 140 years ago. Clearly, it was packed away and never saw the light of day. It wonderfully combines irregular scraps with bits of known patterns in squares set on point. A string sashing separates the blocks. The multitude of fabrics combined with the originality of each block make this a quilt one would never tire of studying. Two of the fabric strips are conversational prints of the heads of dogs.The zig zag border with... Click for details

Crossed Leaves Quilt: Circa 1850; Maryland   $4,500  

To the best of my knowledge, this quilt pattern of crossed leaves is an original design. Barbara Brackman illustrated a similar one in her Encyclopedia of Applique (item 23.7) that was seen on an album quilt dated 1846 but I do not know of others. This quilt is made with exquisite workmanship. All of the applique, including the border are stuffed. While it looks like both are solid colors, on close examination one sees a tiny print in the teal fabric. It is finely quilted with tiny diamonds,... Click for details
Crossed Leaves Quilt: Circa 1850; Maryland
Touching Six Point Stars Quilt: Circa 1850;New York
  Touching Six Point Stars Quilt: Circa 1850;New York   Sold

Exquisitely quilted Six Point Touching Stars quilt done in a variety of luscious printed fabrics from the second quarter of the 19th century. Two opposing ends have a wonderful zig zag border that is made of the same diamonds as used to create the stars. The white hexagons each have a wreath and stipple quilting around it. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 82" x 84"; New York State origin.

LeMoyne Stars Quilt; Circa 1880   $1,400  

This red and green Touching Lemoyne Stars quilt is the perfect decor for the holidays. The red is a solid color and green is calico. The quilt would fit perfectly on a queen size bed or make a striking wall hanging. It is quilted with concentric arcs. Measurement are 88" x 90"; condition is excellent. Made circa 1880.
LeMoyne Stars Quilt; Circa 1880
Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1860; New York
  Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1860; New York   $2400.00

Finely pieced Feathered Stars quilt done entirely in a mid 19th century printed dress fabric that "reads" as marigold. It has a wonderful sunshiny glow to the color. It is well quilted with half inch squares throughout. Measurements are 78" x 80". The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. New York State origin; circa 1860.

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