Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (314)


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      
  
Octagons Quilt: Circa 1850; Virginia
Pennsylvania Album Quilt: Circa 1860
  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

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
Blazing Star Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
One Patch Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  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

Delectable Mountains Quilt: Signed and Dated 1848   $1,975  

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
Delectable Mountains Quilt: Signed and Dated 1848
Adam and Evin the Garden of Eden Quilt: Circa 1830's; Vermont
  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

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
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt: Circa 1850; New York
Broderie Perse Chintz Applique Quilt: Circa 1830; Maryland
  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

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.
Carpenter Square Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Mennonite Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  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

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