Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (321)


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      
  
Hexagon Quilt: Circa 1850; Maine
Pieced Pinwheels Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1880; New York
  Pieced Pinwheels Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1880; New York   $985

Unusual center medallion quilt with a Variable Star surrounded by bands of Pinwheels. Three of the corner triangles are a beautiful paisley print, also used elsewhere in the quilt while one corner is pieced as a Log Cabin seen in lower left in photo. The dark browns are offset with small red and white check fabrics that give it some "pop". The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The backing is a solid color that is probably home dyed. It has considerable irregularity to the color... 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

Sawtooth Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $2,675  

This beautiful Sawtooth quilt also goes by the name of Birds in the Air. A large triangle is surrounded by smaller ones in a well combined group of three printed fabrics. The light yellow contrasting with the stronger red gives the fluttering appearance of birds in flight. The quilt is in outstanding, unwashed condition. The white triangles are quilted with half wreaths and leaves. It is very finely pieced with a tiny binding of the back turned over to the front. Measurements are 90" x 92".... Click for details
Sawtooth Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
Chimney Sweep Quilt: Circa 1850; New York
  Chimney Sweep Quilt: Circa 1850; New York   $1,450

This Chimney Sweep quilt is a friendship quilt in which the center of each block is signed. More unusual is that it is also a charm quilt in that none of the fabrics are repeated. Perhaps each signer was asked to provide his or her own fabric. They are all beautiful, mid 19th century prints. The quilt is in excellent condition. It measures 76" x 88". Names on the quilt include: Temperance M Gordon; Lydia Gordon; Platt Wickes; Joel Wickes; Cramer Reeve;Dorothy Moore; John Moore; Eliza Miller;... Click for details

Embroidered Patriotic Eagle Summer Spread: Dated 1845; New England   Sold  

This embroidered summer spread is an American rarity. It is centered with an eagle from whose mouth is a flowing banner with the words E pluribus unum. Above the eagle is the name Mrs. M.T. Branch. Below the eagle is the date 1845 and Hopkinton. There is a town of Hopkinton in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Graceful pots and branches of flowers surround the eagle. The spread has cut corners for a four poster bed, a feature often found in New England bedcovers. It measures 84 inches... Click for details
Embroidered Patriotic Eagle Summer Spread: Dated 1845; New England
French Reversible Whole Cloth/ Paisley Quilt
  French Reversible Whole Cloth/ Paisley Quilt   $1,800

Classical French Provencal quilt that is totally reversible. The solid red side highlights the beautiful quilting consisting of alternating rows of cables and floral medallions. The reverse side features beautiful printed paisley fabric. The quilt measures 78" x 88", larger and more practical for a bed that these quilts usually are. Made circa 1870; pristine condition.

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