Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (300)


Touching Stars Quilt with Applique: circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $2,850   

This touching Stars quilt has the most unusual addition of appliqued flowers giving a nice "pop" to the already bold pattern. The solid red used for the deep triangle border is another element that adds drama. It is well quilted with small clamshell patterns. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 84 inches square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.      
  
Touching Stars Quilt with Applique: circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Indigo Applique Quilt: Circa 1870; New York
  Indigo Applique Quilt: Circa 1870; New York   $2,875

This deep indigo quilt is a wonderful combination of what I believe to be original applique patterns. They are well integrated to create a full yet airy overall design. It is waffle quilted throughout. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in immaculate condition. Measurements are 72" x 92". New York State origin; circa 1870.

Maryland Album Quilt: Circa 1860   $2,250  

Nine block album quilt with wreaths and pots of flowers, no two of which are the same. The pots of flowers in the corners facing inward give a nice symmetry to the overall design. It is clearly a rural version of a Baltimore Album quilt. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. It is well quilted with feathered vines along the grid and border. The applique border flowers are an effective continuation of the shapes of the flowers within the quilt. Maryland... Click for details
Maryland Album Quilt: Circa 1860
Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $735

This Variable Stars quilt is an American classic. It is done with a solid, clear red fabric throughout. The white blocks are quilted with wreaths. The sawtooth border is a good continuation of the triangles that make up the arms of the stars. Quilters, in particular, will be interested in the improvised corners of the sawteeth. Measurements are 70" x 72". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.

Farmer's Delight Quilt: Circa 1850; Virginia   $885  

Farmer's Delight is a pattern almost always originating in Virginia and most often in the Shenandoah Valley. It also goes by the name Farmer's Fancy. This early example is beautifully quilted with concentric clamshell patterns that have also been seen in other Farmer's Delights. It has been professionally laundered and is in spotless condition. The background fabric is slightly creamier in color than the medallions in which the circles are set. With very close examination, one can find several... Click for details
Farmer's Delight Quilt: Circa 1850; Virginia
Whig Rose Quilt: Circa 1860
  Whig Rose Quilt: Circa 1860   $1,850

This Whig Rose Quilt is well quilted and appliqued. It has nine buds emanating from each three layer central flower. The white blocks are nicely stitched with an unusual coiled wreath in the center and hearts; stars and flowers around it. The triple swag border is an elegant frame and has a nice continuation of the yellow centers of the appliqued blocks. There is a small area of faint discoloration visible only in certain lights. The quilt measures 82" x 100", suitable for either a queen or... Click for details

Swirling Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1880   $2,975  

This is one of the most dramatic examples of a Swirling Pinwheel (aka Rising Sun or Wheel of Life) quilt that I have seen. The use of solid red and green punctuated by orange centers gives it real drama. The rows of diamonds around the Pinwheels add to the pulsating quality. LeMoyne Stars are another fine element. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. There are some slight irregularities in the green which is probably a home dyed fabric and somewhat fugitive. It is quilted with... Click for details
Swirling Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1880
Wandering Foot Quilt: Circa 1870' Pennsylvania
  Wandering Foot Quilt: Circa 1870' Pennsylvania   $1,400

After much searching, I have not found a comparable pattern to this. It is closest to those known as Wandering Foot; Burr and Thistle or The Swallow. Unlike them, this quilt has a square center while the others have centers with a curved or concave square. Regardless of the name, this quilt is well made. It is quilted with diamond patterns. Placing the blocks so that the tails abut one another creates an unexpected secondary pattern. The border is a luscious print that combines well with the... Click for details

Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870's; Pennsylvania   $2,450  

This is an absolutely stunning Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple) Log Cabin quilt done in wool challis with a cotton backing. The solid red centers are great focal points for the whirling log cabin blocks. The use of printed fabrics alternating with the solid brown and black also add impact. The unusual border is made of triangles created from strips similar to those in the body of the quilt. It is in immaculate condition. Measurements are 80" x 94"; York County, Pennsylvania origin.
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870's; Pennsylvania
Whirlwind Quilt: Circa 1830's
  Whirlwind Quilt: Circa 1830's   $1,875

This unusual Swirling Pinwheels (aka Whirlwind) quilt is exquisitely stitched. The quilting patterns create wreaths around the Pinwheels. They join to form concentric diamonds between the wheels. The addition of the pieced Sawtooth inner border adds to the dramatic movement of the quilt.The Pinwheels are all made of the same printed fabric with two different ones used for the inner and outer borders. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are... Click for details

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