Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (316)


Maple Leaf Quilt with Botanical Border: Circa 186-   $2,650   

This Maple Leaf quilt (or is it a Peony?) is beautifully made and has an exceptional botanical border. The appliques on the border depict a variety of flowers and fruits that are stuffed and/or ruched. Never before have I seen one done this way. The sawtooth border is a good continuation of the geometry of the Maple Leaves. It is quilted with double squares on point. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. There is ever so slight abrasion to parts of the... Click for details      
  
Maple Leaf Quilt with Botanical Border: Circa 186-
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,425

Striking Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt done in fine wool challis with an elegant glazed cotton backing. The quilt is made with beautifully combined jewel toned printed and solid fabrics. The centers are unusual in that they are Four Patches rather than the usual single block. The binding is a narrow red wool tape. Measurements are 84" x 85". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.

Birds in the Air Quilt: Dated 1887; Ohio   Sold  

This Birds in the Air quilt has the smallest triangles I have seen with this pattern. Each triangle measures 3/4" to a side. It is made with a large variety of fabrics in excellent condition. The large white triangles are beautifully quilted with feather patterning. The quilt is dated "Feb 9."1887." in tiny brown stitches. That is likely the date the maker was able to put down her needle! Measurements are 78" x 82"; Ohio origin.
Birds in the Air Quilt: Dated 1887; Ohio
Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1860
  Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1860   $2,400

This four part floral applique quilt appears to be an original pattern. Each stem of two flowers is part of a group of four that creates a dense cluster. The same flowers "grow" out of the swag border. It is very well quilted with feathery designs throughout the white sashing. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 84" x 92". Made circa 1860.

Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1870   $2450.00  

This Evening Stars quilt is well pieced and finely quilted. Each miniature star is 2 7/8 inches in diameter. The white blocks echo the format of the groups of five stars with five miniature wreaths in quilting. Measurements are 89" x 92". Made circa 1879; condition is excellent.
Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1870
Hexagon Quilt: Circa 1850; Maine
  Hexagon Quilt: Circa 1850; Maine   $7,800

This overall Hexagon quilt is bursting with diamonds and hexagons radiating out from the center. The very center hexagon is a fussy cut duet of roses. Bands of the two shapes are made with an exquisite group of printed fabrics from the second quarter of the 19th century with nice use of light and dark. Quilting is done with diagonal lines. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The fabrics are strong and totally intact. There are a few smudges that are fairly inconspicuous due to the... Click for details

Princess Feather Quilt: Circa1860; Pennsylvania   $3,900  

This Princess Feather quilt (aka Prince's Feather) is the ultimate in Pennsylvania Dutch decoration. Both the fabrics and applique make for a rich, full pattern. The wreath center is different, yet very reminiscent of the Princess Feather design. Similarly, the star centers are closely related. The zig zag border inside the leaves; flowers and grapes or berries adds to the intense decoration. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. There is faint shadowing, more visible in some light... Click for details
Princess Feather Quilt: Circa1860; Pennsylvania
Album Patch Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
  Album Patch Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania   $2,950

This is an elegant version of an Album Patch (aka Chimney Sweep) quilt done in a glorious grouping of fabrics from the second quarter of the 19th century. The binding is a hand loomed tape. The center is signed with the name Martha Harper. She was from Yardley, Pennsylvania; born in 1807. The fabric used for the diagonal sashing and border looks to be pieced but is actually one blue and brown printed material. The quilt is in excellent condition. There are several light water marks on the back... Click for details

Wagon Wheels Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,800  

This Wagon Wheels quilt has the finest quilting imaginable. The white ground is filled with swirling, intersecting feathers. The center white border is also done with a feather pattern flanked by chevrons in both red borders. Quilting of this quality is not often seen but particularly not in a straightforward pattern like this. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. There is one tiny smudge about the size of a pea that seems to be from the pencil marks outlining the... Click for details
Wagon Wheels Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Caesar's Crown Quilt: Circa 1850; Maryland
  Caesar's Crown Quilt: Circa 1850; Maryland   $2,850

This is an elegant example of a Caesar's Crown quilt. It is extremely finely quilted with a feather border and floral motifs throughout. The teal blue/green and reddish/brown prints are "dressier" than many of the more traditional reds and greens. The sawtooth border in a lighter color sets it all off well. Some might want this washed but it is not imperative. The small spots could certainly be removed with a bath and the already dense quilting would appear even more prominent. That said, to my... Click for details

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