Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (316)


Broderie Perse Chintz Applique Quilt: Circa 1830; Maryland   $7,300   

The needlework is exceptionally fine on this Broderie Perse chintz center medallion quilt. The applique is delicately stitched, although it is interesting to note that the maker took a slight shortcut by not precisely outlining the cut out of the chintz motifs. Other than that, she spared no effort. The quilting is of the the best quality. Stitches are tiny and abundant. It is filled with flowers; leaves; wreaths and pineapples in the corners. The quilt has been professionally laundered and... Click for details      
  
Broderie Perse Chintz Applique Quilt: Circa 1830; Maryland
Carpenter Square Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Carpenter Square Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,150

It is not always clear as to how quilt names originated. In the case of the Carpenter's Square, one can see that the pattern relates to the use of geometric tools. The pattern was first used in the 19th century but is very contemporary in appearance. This example has five complex, overlapping blocks. The white off blocks are well quilted with feather patterns. The quilt measures 71" x 75". Made circa 1880; Pennsylvania origin; excellent condition.

Mennonite Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,685  

This Lancaster County Mennonite Baskets quilt is unusual for the small scale of the baskets. Each measures 4 inches tall and is filled with triangles. The off blocks are quilted with cross patterns and cable in the border. The handles are machine appliqued, as is often the case. Everything else is hand sewn.The small scale zigzag inner border is a wonderful complement to the baskets. The background color is a slightly dusty green. The same fabric is used for the entire backing. It is an unusual... Click for details
Mennonite Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Center Medallion Chintz Crib Quilt: Circa 1820
  Center Medallion Chintz Crib Quilt: Circa 1820   Sold

Early block printed chintz center medallion crib quilt. The central panel is a lush basket of fruit; flowers and a bird. The border is a very graceful print of flowers and leaves. The backing, shown in second thumbnail image, is also pieced. The bands on the edges are an Oriental motif with human figures. The fabrics are block printed. There is fading to both sides that is even so it is not offensive to the eye. The fabrics are in excellent condition. Measurements are 39" x 40". Found... Click for details

LeMoyne Stars Quilt with Wild Goose Chase; Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $2,750  

Finely pieced ,appliquéd and quilted combination of LeMoyne Stars surrounded by frames of Wild Goose Chase triangles. The white blocks are beautifully stitched with feathered wreaths. Half wreaths surround the outside of the Goose Chase. A swag border with quilting echoing the arc of the swags adds a nice curvilinearaspect to the otherwise geometric pattern. The corner blocks are appliqués falcons. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are... Click for details
LeMoyne Stars Quilt with Wild Goose Chase; Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Broderie Perse Album Quilt: Dated 1843; New Jersey
  Broderie Perse Album Quilt: Dated 1843; New Jersey   $19,000

This broderie perse album quilt has an unusually large number of blocks totaling 156. The chintz cutouts depict flowers; wreaths; baskets and birds, Written in ink is the date 1843 and Trenton, N.J. It has names from the Vallette; McNeely; Aiken and Coleman families. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition with the glaze fully intact. It measures 103" x 110". Best of all is the tag pinned to the quilt saying it was from the collection of Florence Peto. Mrs. Peto collected; researched;... Click for details

Ocean Waves Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $835  

This classic Ocean Waves quilt is enhanced with a sawtooth border. It's interesting to note that the triangles making up the border are actually the same pieces as used throughout the body of the quilt. They have quite a different look when seen in a different context. It is well quilted with floral wreaths in the off blocks and arcs in the border. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 66" x 84". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Ocean Waves Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
LeMoyne Stars Medallion Quilt: Circa 1880
  LeMoyne Stars Medallion Quilt: Circa 1880   $1,425

This LeMoyne Stars quilt is set in an unusual way with five of them placed within a center frame. The triple frame replicates the three strips of the border. The quilt is all sold fabrics and in excellent, unwashed condition. It is quilted with feathered wreaths and clamshells. Measurements are 78 inches square; made circa 1880.

Light and Dark Diamonds Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $985  

Striking Light and Dark Diamonds quilt with a beautiful use of fabrics and rich color. In addition to the outlines of the diamonds, the inside creates an Hourglass pattern. The two unusual fabrics on the border are a great enclosure for the diamonds. The quilt is especially well pieced. It is as fresh and crisp as the day it was made some 140 plus years ago. Measurements are 76 inches square. Hershey, Pennsylvania origin; made circa 1880.
Light and Dark Diamonds Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1830's; Vermont
  LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1830's; Vermont   $2,850

This LeMoyne Stars quilt is made with a glorious combination of richly colored printed materials. The border consists of two different glazed chintz fabrics with flowers; fruit and birds. The Stars are milk and dark brown chocolate colors with one lone indigo corner block. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Several of the fabrics in addition to the border are glazed. It is quilted with straight lines and outlines around the Stars. The backing is a plain white cotton. Measurements... Click for details

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