Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (304)


Mennonite Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $795   

Un-used Lancaster County Mennonite Log Cabin quilt in rich colored medium weight wools. The quilt is in pristine condition with an unusual cotton cheater's cloth backing. Measurements s 68" x 73". Circa 1890; Pennsylvania origin. The border is a deep purple, not black as it may appear on some monitors.      
  
Mennonite Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Mennonite Oakleaf Variation Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
  Mennonite Oakleaf Variation Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $3,950

This Mennonite quilt from Lancaster, Pennsylvania takes the traditional Oakleaf pattern to an entirely new level. The five Oakleaf blocks alternate with diamond blocks that create a continuous overall pattern when seen from afar. Double sawtooth borders create the effect of the Tree Everlasting pattern. The quilt is in excellent; unwashed condition. It is well quilted with wreaths in the green blocks and cable patterning in the wide green border. Stitching in the red blocks echoes the appliqued... Click for details

Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1870;Pennsylvania   $1,275  

Delectable Mountains is always a desirable quilt pattern and particularly when it is done in indigo and white. This example is unusual for having the sawtooth border on only two sides. It may have been made that way because it went on a bed tucked in a corner. It is well quilted with feathered wreaths in the white triangles and cable patterning in the border. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 82" x 92". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.
Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1870;Pennsylvania
Princess Feather Variation Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  Princess Feather Variation Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $1,675

Princess Feather is almost always done as a four block pattern with each block having feathers radiating from a central design. This unusual example uses the same feathers in a unique design. The feathers gracefully alternate with tulips or maple leaves coming off undulating vines. The pattern looks equally good seen vertically or horizontally. It is well quilted with diagonal lines throughout. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 92 inches square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.

Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $850  

This Thousand Pyramids quilt has several terrific elements to it. It is made with a huge variety of indigo printed fabrics. Pinks are used to create an overall diagonal and border that give focus to the pattern. Most clever is the choice of binding fabric with a zigzag pattern to the print. The quilt is in excellent condition. Two tiny red spots on abutting triangles are the only condition apologies. Measurements are 72" x 76". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.
Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Mennonite Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
  Mennonite Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $1,900

This wonderfully graphic Mennonite Tumbling Blocks quilt (aka Baby Blocks) is made of fine, light wool fabrics from the late 19th century. The colors are deep and rich - perhaps a tad lighter than on the screen. The corners are quilted with the medallion wreath patterns often seen in Lancaster County Amish quilts. The patterns throughout the rest of the border are unusual designs of leaves; flowers and berries. The quilt is in excellent condition. The backing is a printed polished cotton with a... Click for details

Album/Sampler Quilt: Circa 1885; New York   $6,800  

This unusual Album/Sampler quilt was made in the 1880's in the area of Rhinebeck, New York. The probable maker is Mary Mosher whose name is in the center block. Each of the blocks has an embroidered name. Extensive information is available about each of the individuals included on the quilt. In several instances, the block pattern corresponds with the person's vocation. Nelson Haver, for instance, was a banker and real estate broker. His block depicts a bank. Alonzo Mosher raised horses and... Click for details
Album/Sampler Quilt: Circa 1885; New York
Rose Wreath Quilt: Circa 1860; West Virginia
  Rose Wreath Quilt: Circa 1860; West Virginia   $2,200

This traditional Rose Wreath pattern is exquisitely quilted. It has a variety of floral patterns in the center of the wreaths and undulating vines separating the blocks. All are done in tiny stitches. The graceful border seems to hug the wreaths. It has been washed in its lifetime so the red is ever so slightly softened in color. The fabrics are strong and intact. Measurements are 82" x 83". Wheeling, West Virginia origin; circa 1860.

Princess Feather Quilt: New York   $1,275  

This is an unusual version of a Princess Feather quilt with two striking borders. Each Feather has a unique six lobed floral applique coming off the center eight lobed medallion. The quilt is made of several different solid red fabrics. It is quilted with double diamonds in the body; diagonal rows in the inner border and arced designs in the outer border. There are several small, unobtrusive patches in the border. What it lacks in fine technique it more than makes up for in design. New York... Click for details
Princess Feather Quilt: New York
Princess Feather and Eagles Summer Spread Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.
  Princess Feather and Eagles Summer Spread Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.   $975

This patriotic quilt of Eagles and Stars is an unusual combination with the Princess Feather center medallion. The star in the center of the Princess Feather is a clever way to integrate the two elements. This is a summer spread - that is a top and back with no batting. It is outline quilted on the applique elements. It is in unwashed condition. There are several small spots of color loss on the bottom of one of the eagles but no other condition apologies. Measurements are 67" x 69".... Click for details

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