Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (313)


Patriotic Bunting Flag Quilt: Dated 1898   $485   

The unusual Patriotic quilt is made entirely of printed bunting. By its very nature, the fabric is light and gauzy. The quilt is tied on the back. It measures 62 inches square. On the back the printed label is visible indicating that the fabric was patented in 1898. It also says "Made expressly for...." but I cannot decipher the name of the maker company. Condition is good but nor perfect. There are some water marks along two edges but the interior is without problems. The water marks do not... Click for details      
  
Patriotic Bunting Flag Quilt: Dated 1898
Octagons Quilt: Circa 1850; Virginia
  Octagons Quilt: Circa 1850; Virginia   $1,650

The primary pattern is clearly one of Octagons but the joining of the blocks creates secondary patterns of Hourglasses and Stars. This early quilt is made of two indigo prints. Quilting is done in diagonal lines. Two opposing ends have sawtooth borders. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in very good condition. With careful examination, one can see weaknesses in some of the brown flower centers in the blue used for the body of the quilt. Measurements are 88" x 94". It is odd... Click for details

Pennsylvania Album Quilt: Circa 1860   $24,000  

Signed Album Quilt combining traditional with whimsical blocks. At first glance, one does not recognize that it is laid out symmetrically with the same blocks in each corner and middle outer blocks. The center panel with appliqued hearts in hands and arrows has many inked signatures that include the names: John Boyer; Sarah Russell;Henry Pressel; Edgar P Newman; Mary A Proud George Carson and Rozanne Evans. Every block has at least one inked name. Some of them have been located in and around... Click for details
Pennsylvania Album Quilt: Circa 1860
Blazing Star Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  Blazing Star Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $2400.00

This star variation quilt comes closest to the patterns known as Blazing Star; Mother's Delight and Northern Lights. Regardless of the name, the use of two different length diamonds creates a pattern much like a compass. The quilt is in pristine, un-used condition. The green blocks are quilted with feathered wreaths. The border is a floral chintz with the glaze fully intact. The backing is a stunning blue and brown print. The quilt can be reversed to this side to have two very different,... Click for details

One Patch Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $735.00  

This One Patch Charm Quilt (no fabric is repeated) has especially interesting materials with a number of conversational prints that include roosters; a variety of dogs and horses; equestrians; horse trainers; bunnies and children. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. The fabrics date from the last quarter of the 19th century. Measurements are 80 inches square; Pennsylvania origin
One Patch Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Delectable Mountains Quilt: Signed and Dated 1848
  Delectable Mountains Quilt: Signed and Dated 1848   Sold

This indigo and white Delectable Mountains quilt is a stunning example of a desirable pattern. The romantic name comes from John Bunyan's classic allegory, "Pilgrim's Progress" written in 1678. In it, Bunyan wrote "They went then till they came to the Delectable Mountains...behold the gardens and orchards, the vineyards and fountains of water". Some 150 years later, this poetic phrase became the name of a quilt pattern. This particular example is made of two different indigo prints - one for... Click for details

Adam and Evin the Garden of Eden Quilt: Circa 1830's; Vermont   $18,500  

This unique quilt depicting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden is a folk art masterpiece. It was made in Vermont in the 1830's by a member of the Sinclair family. The center of the quilt portrays Creation with the sun surrounded by four phases of the moon. Below the center circle is shown Eve picking the forbidden fruit with a snake rearing its threatening head. To the right we see Eve giving the apple to Adam. At the top, Adam and Eve are driven from the Garden of Eden. An article by Gerald... Click for details
Adam and Evin the Garden of Eden Quilt: Circa 1830's; Vermont
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt: Circa 1850; New York
  Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt: Circa 1850; New York   $1,425

This terrific positive/ negative quilt pattern goes by both the names of Robbing Peter to Pay Paul and Orange Peel. It is made with two deep indigo fabrics both of which have orange printed patterns.The entire quilt is the same fabric with the exception of one end which was used to distinguish the side meant for the top of the bed. It is nicely quilted with four lobed flowers in the large white areas. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are... Click for details

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.

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