Twenty Five Patch Pillow Cases: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   Sold   

Unusual pair of Twenty Five Patch pillow cases from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; circa 1870. The background fabric of cherries is an interesting contrast with the solid red and white patches. Even more unusual is the swirling print of the background fabric. At first glance, the material looks almost like op art but it is definitely 19th century. The cases are in unwashed condition. They are totally pieced by hand. Measurements are 16 1/2" x 31".      
  
Twenty Five Patch Pillow Cases: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1870;Pennsylvania
  Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1870;Pennsylvania   $1,400.00

This Variable Stars quilt is made with a rich combination of brown prints from the last quarter of the 19th century. The dark red paisley background combines perfectly with the deep red of the stars. Dark brown highlights the arms of the stars. Green corner blocks add just a bit of variety. The quilt is in excellent, probably unwashed condition. York County, Pennsylvania origin.

Sugarloaf Quilt: Circa 1880   $1,295.00  

Small triangles filling in the larger triangle blocks give this Sugarloaf quilt a nice light and dark drama. The solid white contrasts well with the dark printed fabrics. Measurements are 76 inches square. The solid brown backing may be a home dyed fabric. Made circa 1880.
Sugarloaf Quilt: Circa 1880
One Patch Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  One Patch Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $985.00

The fabrics and scale make this One Patch quilt especially punchy. The red fabric has small white polka dots throughout. It is very well quilted with a waffle pattern. Each square is less than half an inch to a side. The triangles border makes a nice variation from the squares of the quilt. Measurements are 65" x 70"; condition is excellent. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Hexagons and Economy Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; New York   $875.00  

This combination of Hexagon block centers surrounded by Economy Patches is an unusual and successful pairing. Both sets of blocks are made of combined groups of fabrics adding to the softly colored detail of the quilt. It is in excellent condition. The backing is a plain muslin. New York State origin; circa 1870. Measurements are 60" x 74".
Hexagons and Economy Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; New York
Sawtooth Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Sawtooth Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,400.00

Beautiful version of a Sawtooth quilt done in warm, rich colors. Although overall brown in tones, there are enough areas of light colors to give the quilt a perky quality. The border print is a most unusual and beautiful fabric. Quilting is done in diagonal lines. Condition is excellent. The quilt measures 76 inches square. The back is a solid color dun color that may be a home dyed fabric. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.

Windmill Blades Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $925.00  

The Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple Log Cabin) quilt is always a design with lots of strong movement. In this example, the solid red centers effectively play off against the remaining printed fabrics. The use of dark prints around the red centers of the off blocks create a wonderful diamond in the square. Half blocks around the edge create a nice frame. The front of the quilt is in spotless condition. There are some dark spots on the back but they do not show through. Measurements are 86"... Click for details
Windmill Blades Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Roses and Bells Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Roses and Bells Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,985.00

Dozens of varieties of floral wreath quilt patterns were popular in the 19th century. Unlike most such patterns, this example includes bells between the flowers. It is finely appliqued and well quilted with echo patterning. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. It has a few very small, light smudges that would be removed with a wash but for most people, that would not be necessary. Measurements are 92" x 94", ample for a queen or king size bed. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.

Kansas Troubles Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland   $1,400.00  

This Kansas Troubles quilt is known by several different names. It is also called Sawtooth; Lend and Borrow; Rocky Glen and Indian Meadow. This particular example is well scaled with each block measuring 5 inches across. It is filled with a wonderful variety of printed fabrics, mostly dating to the 1860's and 1870's. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The binding, though original, is a solid pink material that does not appear as old as the quilt. Measurements are 75" x 86". Stapled... Click for details
Kansas Troubles  Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland
Indigo Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1880
  Indigo Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1880   $2,250.00

The pattern, quilting and fabrics all combine to make this Feathered Stars quilt an outstanding example. The twentyfive stars are surrounded by beautifully quilted wreaths and feathers in the white blocks. The stars are made of a variety of indigo prints. The quilt is in excellent condition. It has one very light spot no larger than a dime. Fabrics are all strong. Measurements are 82 inches square; made circa 1880.

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