Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (304)


Puss in the Corner Quilt: Dated 1841; Pennsylvania   $850   

This Puss in the Corner quilt (aka Improved Nine Patch) is made with a beautiful selection of early 19th century printed fabrics. The four corners use the same materials. Sewn to the quilt is a label with the name Martha Hershey Coppenhaffer and the date 1841. It is from the same family in York, Pennsylvania as the preceding listing, item #1429566. The interior of the quilt is in excellent condition. There is, however, wear to the border and backing. It is nicely quilted with pinwheels and... Click for details      
  
Puss in the Corner Quilt: Dated 1841; Pennsylvania
Chintz Wholecloth Reversible Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
  Chintz Wholecloth Reversible Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania   $1,450

This beautiful early quilt is totally reversible. While the way the binding is sewn leads me to believe the maker intended the Bars to be the primary side, to my eye, the Wholecloth Chintz is preferable. It is sewn of three panels, each 24 1/2 inches wide with an extra 3 3/4 inches along one side. The shading of the various blue flowers is stunning. The Bars side is made of two fabrics. One is a tiny geometric print and the other is floral. Quilting is done with diamonds throughout. Condition... Click for details

Concentric Squares Quilt with Four Patch: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,075  

At first glance, this may look like a Log Cabin quilt but in fact, it is concentric squares with Four Patch centers. The quilt is made entirely of wool challis with the same red and green prints used throughout. The centers are a greater selection of prints, many of which have light tones that give a bit of a twinkle to an otherwise fairly dark quilt. It is in excellent condition. Measurements are 82" x 92', quite large for the time period. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Concentric Squares Quilt with Four Patch: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Tumbling Blocks/ Six Point Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Tumbling Blocks/ Six Point Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $975

The choice of fabrics makes this quilt an unusual combination of patterns. Rarely does one see all three sides of a Tumbling Block done in the same material. That, combined with the fact that the fabric is more subdued than the Stars, makes the cubes recede while the Stars are more dominant. The floral printed border combines leaves and vines in two colors in a very graceful design. The quilt is in outstanding, probably unwashed condition. Measurements are 80" x 85". Lebanon, Pennsylvania... Click for details

Mennonite Blazing Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,850  

This Blazing Stars quilt combines perfectly with the Hourglass off blocks to create a very dynamic pattern. The stars are made with unusually small diamond shaped pieced that alternate the solid white with dark printed fabrics. The eye is drawn to the dark brown LeMoyne Star centers. The stars seem to pop off the deep indigo ground. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 80 inches square. Pennsylvania Mennonite origin; made circa 1880.
Mennonite Blazing Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Patriotic Bunting Flag Quilt: Dated 1898
  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

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
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

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