Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (296)


Touching Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,075   

Touching Stars quilt in soft shades of brown and tan printed fabrics. It has an applique border on two opposing sides with flowers in the shape of hearts. It is nicely quilted with wreaths filled with compass - like figures. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 76" x 80". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.      
  
Touching Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Rising Suns Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Rising Suns Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $950

Nicely pieced and quilted Rising Suns (aka Sunflower) quilt. The tips of the Suns are just one inch apart giving a nice intensity to the pattern. It is quilted throughout with small squares. The quilt measures 72" x 82". It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Economy Patch Quilt; Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $2,600  

This Economy Patch quilt is perfect in every way. The condition is exactly as it was when it was made nearly 150 years ago. The piecing is exquisite. In addition to the very small Economy Patch blocks, the maker finished the body of the quilt with Birds in the Air. Three corners have Evening Stars. The outer border is a Wild Goose Chase pattern with Four Patch corner blocks. The solid yellow used throughout is an unusual and very pleasing color. Measurements are 76" x 80". Lititz, Pennsylvania... Click for details
Economy Patch Quilt; Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
Postage Stamp Straight Furrows Quilt Top; Circa 1880's; Pa.
  Postage Stamp Straight Furrows Quilt Top; Circa 1880's; Pa.   $985

This Postage Stamp quilt top has over 14,296 pieces. Each square is slightly over half an inch to a side. The maker further added to her design with an elongated triangle border. It is entirely hand pieced. Colors of the many prints are laid out to create a diagonal line of color making for a Straight Furrows pattern. The top is in excellent condition. Measurements are 70" x 80". Pennsylvania origin; made 1880's.

Reversible Chintz Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania   $9,500  

This Variable Stars quilt is done with the most beautiful of fabrics, highlighted by a gloriously colored red and blue chintz. The fabric is placed with the utmost of care so that, on half of it, the leafy vine motif creates the outer border. The same fabric is cut in half throughout to create an inner frame. The deep indigo on which the stars are set is especially dense and rich. An added bonus is the chintz bars pattern used for the reverse. It is an entirely double sided quilt, stunning on... Click for details
Reversible Chintz Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania
Illinois Amish Roman Stripe Quilt: Circa 1880's
  Illinois Amish Roman Stripe Quilt: Circa 1880's   $3,600

This Illinois Amish Roman Stripe quilt is dramatic because of the colors; small scale of the blocks and having them set on a diagonal. The consistent use of the same red fabric for each of the longest strips heightens the diagonal stripe. Upon close inspection, one can see that the opposing black borders are pieced with the same diamond shapes as the body of the quilt. It is made of wool with a machine done pre-quilted backing. The quilt was made by Kate Fugate (nee Sunning). She stated that... Click for details

Broderie Perse Chintz Applique Quilt: Circa 1830; Maryland   $8,700  

This exquisite broderie perse (chintz applique) spread is very well documented. It was from The Woodlands, estate of Francis Cassatt Clopper (1786 - 1868) in Montgomery County, Maryland. Clopper was born in Baltimore; became a successful merchant in Philadelphia and moved to Maryland in 1812 with his new wife, Ann Jane Byrne Clopper. Their property included a palatial home; farm; grist mill and blanket factory. This spread is unusual in that the applique is done on a four panel Marseilles type... Click for details
Broderie Perse Chintz Applique Quilt: Circa 1830; Maryland
Inscribed  and Dated 1845 Wedding Quilt; New Jersey
  Inscribed and Dated 1845 Wedding Quilt; New Jersey   $3,400

This overwhelming wedding quilt is made of Variable Star blocks, each a different red printed fabric. All of the blocks are signed with names from New Jersey. The center Compass block has a detailed inked inscription that reads "Samuel C Deacon Mary A Deacon 1846 As we have got married and the most of you are not I hope you will not long tarry in making up the plot Mary A Bodine and Samuel C Deacon was married the 18th day of December 1845 February 4th 1846". Additional drawings and... Click for details

Mennonite Concentric Frames Quilt with Double Nine Patch; Circa 1880;   $1,975  

This striking quilt of concentric frames centered with a Double Nine Patch is so contemporary looking that it is difficult to believe it is some 145 years old. The strong, solid colors play well off one another and the Double Nine Patch center focuses the eye. The quilt is in excellent condition. The frames alternate quilting patterns of diamonds and cables.The front is all solid color cotton with a printed cotton for the backing. Measurements are 76 inches square. Lancaster County,... Click for details
Mennonite Concentric Frames Quilt with Double Nine Patch; Circa 1880;
One Patch Youth Size Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  One Patch Youth Size Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $875

This large size crib quilt might better be referred to as a youth quilt. It is an unusual size, measuring 54" x 46". It is comprised of beautiful, well blended brown prints from the 1870's and 1880's. It has a very light batting. Condition is excellent. Pennsylvania origin; last quarter of the 19th century.

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