Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (303)


Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,050   

Of all the several hundred quilts posted on this site, no other has the unusual marigold printed ground of this Double Nine Patch. It has the warmth of a sunny day. Contrasting with the ground fabric are the small brown Double Nine Patches. They are all set on a solid ground with the exception of the center block that is set on blue polka dots. The border is is a printed pink fabric not used elsewhere in the quilt. The placement of the small Nine Patch blocks gives the effect of vertical and... Click for details      
  
Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Variable Stars: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Variable Stars: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,195

This Variable Stars pattern goes also by the name of Evening Stars. It is very well made with each block measuring less than 5 1/2 inches. The colors are well placed in diagonal lines creating a Straight Furrows design. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. It is very nicely quilted with an undulating feather wreath in the outer white border and flower medallions in the white off blocks. Measurements are 72" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Maple Leaf Quilt with Trapunto Pineapples; Circa 1860   Sold  

This pieced Maple Leaf quilt with trapunto Pineapples is a most unusual and beautiful combination of patterns. The green leaves are a medium/dark shade of green with a lighter tone for the applique border. The binding is a lighter blue/green color. The trapunto pineapples are exquisitely stitched. Diagonal placement of the leaves adds wonderful movement to the overall design. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 80" x 86". Made circa 1860.
Maple Leaf Quilt with Trapunto Pineapples; Circa 1860
Indigo Economy Patch Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Indigo Economy Patch Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,150

This Economy Patch quilt (aka Diamond in a Square) has a secondary pattern as well. The four triangles adjoining the indigo diamond unite around the sashing to form the pattern known as Texas Puzzle. It is not evident at first, but the pattern has a strong positive/negative effect. The quilt is made of two different deep indigo prints. It has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 66" x 76". Cumberland County, Pennsylvania origin; made circa 1880.

Pennsylvania Album Quilt; Circa 1860   $2,800  

This unusual Album Quilt is beautifully planned; quilted and appliqued. The central Democrat Rose (aka Rose of Sharon) block is four times the size of the others making a great focal point. Two of the opposing corner blocks are very similar wreaths and the other two corners are repeated thistle-like blocks. Four of the remaining blocks are very finely worked variations of open wreaths. One is "fussy cut" and the others have exquisitely fine embroidery. The quilting is at least as well done as... Click for details
Pennsylvania Album Quilt; Circa 1860
Lady of the Lake Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Lady of the Lake Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   Sold

This Lady of the Lake quilt is made with an explosion of fabrics from the last quarter of the 19th century. Most are prints with an occasional solid.It is quilted with diagonal lines which show on the back but because of the profusion of fabrics, is not very evident on the front. The quilt is in very good condition. There is a slightly worn spot on the back that does not go through to the front. It looks as though someone was over zealous in trying to remove a spot from the back and in the... Click for details

Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1890; Maryland   $675  

This Pinwheels quilt goes by several different names just as it can be seen as different patterns. The combination of a Pinwheel center with corner triangles is one way to view it as is a combination of four Hourglass blocks placed within a square. Among the names by which the quilt is known are: Big Dipper; Yankee Puzzle and Whirling Blade. Two features make this quilt particularly appealing. The blue calico background is a lovely shade and one not often seen for a ground color. The Pinwheel... Click for details
Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1890; Maryland
Pinwheel Stars Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Pinwheel Stars Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $875

This Pinwheel Stars quilt actually forms a variety of patterns depending upon how one focuses. The use of the printed fabric with diagonal lines adds to the movement of the overall pattern as does the strong diagonal stripe border. The interior of the quilt is in excellent condition with some unobtrusive fraying along the binding. Measurements are an unusual 69" x 90". This could be an excellent hanging in a stairwell when hung vertically or great over a sofa or mantelpiece hung... Click for details

New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1880   $1,085  

New York Beauty is a quilt pattern that never ceases to amaze for its many variations. The colors on this example are especially warm and rich. The Nine Patch (actually Puss in the Corner) intersections are a touch I have not seen. The colors have softened a bit but remain strong and vibrant. Quilting is done with circles around the main blocks and diamonds within the centers. Measurements are 72" x 74. There are some spots of color loss on the back but the front is without issues. The backing... Click for details
New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1880
Broderie Perse Quilt Blocks; Signed and Dated 1842; Pa.
  Broderie Perse Quilt Blocks; Signed and Dated 1842; Pa.   $2,800

Group of 33 stunning broderie perse (chintz applique) quilt blocks. Fourteen of them are signed and and several are dated. Three of the blocks are dated 1842 but it is odd that another is dated 1852 and a third is 1860. They look as though they were made at the same time so the 18 year gap is difficult to understand. The blocks look to be made by the same person as all are finely appliqued with the tiniest of stitches. The blocks are approximately 13 inches square with several a bit smaller.... Click for details

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