Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (317)


Double X Quilt: Pennsylvania; Circa 1870's   $1,185   

This Double X quilt pattern is also known as Old Maid's Puzzle. The example offered is done in a deep indigo calico with a print of tiny double dots. The unusual deep chevron border is of the same material. It is very well quilted with feathered wreaths in each of the off blocks. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 75" x 83". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.      
  
Double X Quilt: Pennsylvania; Circa 1870's
Drunkard's Patch Mennonite Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Drunkard's Patch Mennonite Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,435

This Mennonite Drunkard's Path quilt is truly an eye dazzler. It certainly lives up to its name of Drunkard's Path. The quilt is very well crafted with the quilting adding great texture to the piece. The diamond inner border is a nice introduction of a totally different shape. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 80" x 82". Lititz, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Cockscomb and Currants Quilt:Dated 1864; Ohio   $10,600.00  

This Cockscomb (aka Coxcomb) and Currants quilt is densely quilted and appliqued. The white areas are filled with trapunto (stuffed work) patterns of flowers and leaves. Two opposing corners have appliqued birds. The scalloped edge is another indication of the care and detail with which this fine piece was made. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Faint inked writing is partially legible along two opposite edges. One can see that it was a birthday present dated... Click for details
Cockscomb and Currants Quilt:Dated 1864; Ohio
Glazed Chintz Wholecloth Quilt: Circa 1840;Mass.
  Glazed Chintz Wholecloth Quilt: Circa 1840;Mass.   $2,975

This glazed chintz Wholecloth quilt is as crisp as the day it was made some 160 years ago. It was certainly packed away and did not see the light of day. The printed fabric consists of rows of floral bouquets. It is probably English. It is unusual that such an elegant front has a very plain cotton backing. It is quilted with chevron patterns throughout. The quilt measures 96" x 98". It is from the Plumer Humphreys Barton family, one of the first settlers of Newbury, Massachusetts. Made circa... Click for details

Variable Stars Quilt: Circaa 1830's; New York   $2,400  

This Variable Stars quilt is made with a wonderful grouping of indigo and pink printed fabrics that combine beautifully together. The border is a pillar print. Each of the white blocks is well stitched with a different pattern to create a quilting sampler. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 77" x 92". New York State origin with family history available. Made circa 1830's.
Variable Stars Quilt: Circaa 1830's; New York
Sampler Quilt signed Cooper Union:Circa 1860's; New York
  Sampler Quilt signed Cooper Union:Circa 1860's; New York   $4,200

This unusual Sampler Quilt has an embroidered inscription saying "School of Design Engraving Class Cooper Union". Th unusual size (54" x 88") as well as the inscription are indications that it was made purely as a presentation piece. Oral history states that it belonged to Samuel Willard Bridgham (born 1813 in Providence, RI and died 1870 in NY). From its inception, Bridgham became very involved with the US Sanitary Commission. Their office was at 10 Cooper Union. Unfortunately, I have not yet... Click for details

LeMoyne Stars Quilt:Circa 1850; New York State   $2,850  

This stunning LeMoyne Stars quilt actually has two additional patterns. Most obvious is the diamond chain. More subtle is the way the maker placed a patterned block at the center of each chain intersection to create a Puss in the Corner (aka Improved Nine Patch). The quilt is made of a glorious grouping of printed fabrics from the 1830-s - 1850's. The quilt is in excellent condition and is nicely quilted. Measurements are 77" x 92". New York State origin with family history available.
LeMoyne Stars Quilt:Circa 1850; New York State
Garden Maze Quilt: Circa 1880; Virginia
  Garden Maze Quilt: Circa 1880; Virginia   $825

The color and fabric choices make this the most unusual Garden Maze quilt I have seen. It is done with two bold prints that combine well to create a very Fall-like palette. Attached to the quilt is a note saying "Emma from Aunt Lydia". It is from the Orebaugh Family in Timberville, Virginia (Rockingham County). Measurements are 76" x 88". It is in pristine, unwashed condition. Made circa 1880.

LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870;New York   $1,975  

The tiny scale of these LeMoyne Stars could not make them any more precious. Each star is 2 3/4" in diameter. They are made with a fabric of crescent moons. The corner blocks have stars with the same fabric. The five strip borders have a different geometric print. Condition is excellent. The quilt measures 70" x 80". New York State origin; circa 1870's.
LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870;New York
Rising Suns Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Rising Suns Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $4,875

Some would call this pattern Mariner's Compass. I prefer Rising Suns, particularly with the warm orange centers. Never before have I seen an example so tiny and finely crafted. Each ray is but a tiny sliver. The combination of the Suns with budding flowers appears to be an original combination. Setting it on an indigo ground makes it especially striking and unusual. It is quilted with three geometric patterns. The indigo half blocks are done with a chevron pattern; straight lines on the whole... Click for details

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