Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (278)


Tumbling Blocks Antique Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $965   

Tumbling Blocks (aka Baby Blocks) is one of the most three dimensional of quilt patterns. As is often the case, in addition to the cubes, one also sees 6 point stars. The use of solid colors in the middle makes the star especially prominent in this quilt. The pattern is made with a tremendous selection of fabrics from the 1870's and 80's, most of which are prints. The border and backing are "double blue" calico seen most often in southeastern Pennsylvania. The entire backing is made of this... Click for details      
  
Tumbling Blocks Antique Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Broderie Perse Album Quilt: Circa 1845; Baltimore, Maryland
  Broderie Perse Album Quilt: Circa 1845; Baltimore, Maryland   $24,500

This broderie perse (chintz applique) quilt is as grand as they come. Each block is a finely detailed floral motif, some including birds, with a cross stitched name in the tiniest of stitches. Several of the names include locations, most of which are Baltimore but also showing Alabama; New York; Pennsylvania and England. One can only speculate as to how the quilt found its way to a contributor across the pond. Dated blocks are from 1845. The surnames most often seen are Stewart; ... Click for details

Ohio Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $725  

This Ohio Stars antique quilt (aka Variable Stars) is as crisp as the day it was made more than 140 years ago. Clearly, it was packed away and never saw the light of day. Lucky for us. The quilt is done on brick red ground with a nice variety of brown prints for the stars. Each block is 7 1/2 inches to a side. The quilt measures 66" x 78". Pennsylvania origin; made circa 1880..
Ohio Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Spanish American War Patriotic Quilt: Circa 1898
  Spanish American War Patriotic Quilt: Circa 1898   $4,200

This patriotic quilt was made to commemorate the Spanish American War that took place for 10 weeks in 1898. The main issue was Cuban independence from Spain. Revolts had been occurring for some years in Cuba against Spanish colonial rule. Spain severed diplomatic relations with the United States for its allegiance to Cuba. This nine block quilt depicts eight versions of Old Glory centered with the Cuban flag. The stars are hand appliqued with slight modifications in each flag. Several... Click for details

Red and Green Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1850; Virginia   Sold  

This stunning early applique alternates two unnamed floral patterns. The use of the lighter crossed tulips next to the more complex pattern creates a wonderful balance. The vine and leaf border beautifully envelopes the interior blocks. Quilting is superb, done with wreaths and diagonal lines. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in spotless condition. Measurements are 83" x 88". Virginia origin; made circa 1850.
Red and Green Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1850; Virginia
Feathered Stars Quilt: Maryland; Circa 1850
  Feathered Stars Quilt: Maryland; Circa 1850   $2,900

Finely pieced and quilted Feathered Stars quilt. Each white block is quilted with a different floral motif. The plaid of the stars is a most unusual material. In addition to making a wonderful frame, the double diamond border is a clever continuation of the triangle theme of the feathers. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 86" square. Maryland origin; made circa 1850.

Rocky Road to Kansas Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $985  

Four point stars are known as Rocky Road to Kansas (aka Kite). This quilt is made with a wonderful assortment of late 19th century printed fabrics. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition It is totally reversible to a Bars pattern with one of the fabrics the same as the ground material on the front and the other a red and green plaid. Measurements are 80" x 84". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.
Rocky Road to Kansas Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Caesar's Crown with Applique Border:Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  Caesar's Crown with Applique Border:Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $3,200

This classic Caesar's Crown quilt is embellished with a swag border with the addition of floral sprigs. There is a single tulip in each corner. It is very well quilted with a variety of stylized flowers. Measurements are 88" square, large enough for a queen or king size bed. Condition is excellent. Pennsylvania origin; made circa 1860.

Ocean Waves Quilt with Baskets Border; Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $795  

It is safe to say that this Ocean Waves quilt with a Baskets border is an original and clever combination of patterns. Not only does the border form a wonderful frame, but in addition it creates a zigzag pattern around the body of the quilt. The quilt is from Chester County, Pennsylvania; circa 1890. What it may lack in fine craftsmanship it more than makes up for in graphic appeal. Measurements are 66" x 78".
Ocean Waves Quilt with Baskets Border; Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $925

This is a very striking example of a classic Barnraising Log Cabin quilt. The fabrics are prints with the exception of the red centers that really "pop" against the calico. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. The back is a pieced Bars pattern to which the quilt is totally reversible. It is red and pink, as is the front, but with different materials. The quilt is from Egypt, Pennsylvania (Lehigh County); made circa 1880. Measurements are 72" square.

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