Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (296)


Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,175   

This Windmill Blades Log Cabin quilt (aka Pineapple Log Cabin) is a very fine Victorian example. The logs are very narrow measuring just 1/4 of an inch. This creates many contrasting light and dark blocks and the swirling effect one expects in the Windmill pattern. The body of the quilt is made of silks and satins with a blue velvet border. There is slight damage to the dark silks near the center where the quilt has been folded for a long time. The number of damaged strips is minimal compared... Click for details      
  
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Baltimore Album Quilt: Circa 1846; Maryland
  Baltimore Album Quilt: Circa 1846; Maryland   $14,000

This Classic Baltimore album quilt has all of the fine needlework that one expects to find in this most prized category of 19th century quilts. It is beautifully quilted with tiny stitches and graceful patterns that wraparound the appliqued blocks. The blocks are done with a combination of applique; reverse applique; embroidery and padded applique making for three dimensional blocks. The vine and flowers border beautifully carries through the applique in the body of the quilt. The quilt has the... Click for details

Tumbling Blocks Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $695  

This Tumbling Blocks quilt is made more special by the fact that it is a charm quilt - that is, no fabric is repeated. Many look similar, particularly the double pinks, but upon close examination it is evident that each is different. It is in very good condition. There is one block with slight wear visible in last thumbnail photo but no other condition apologies. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880. Measurements are 76" square.
Tumbling Blocks Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Cockscomb and Currants Quilt: Circa 1870; Missouri
  Cockscomb and Currants Quilt: Circa 1870; Missouri   $2,850

This Cockscomb and Currants (aka Grapes and Oak Leaf) applique quilt is done with very fine stitching. The quilting depicts patterns of ferns and a variety of leaves. The applique border beautifully repeats the arms of the primary blocks to create a graceful frame. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It is believed to have been made by Miss Effie Kinder in Jackson, Missouri; circa 1870. Measurements are 74" x 96".

Fox and Geese with Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $2,400  

This beautifully crafted quilt combines two traditional patterns that I have never seen abutting one another. The red and white blocks are Fox and Geese (aka Double X or Crosses and Losses). Placing them next to the Pinwheels of such different colors makes for two equally dominant patterns that play well off each other. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. It has beautiful quilting that includes a graceful feather throughout the border. Measurements are 90"... Click for details
Fox and Geese with Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Quirky Sampler Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Quirky Sampler Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,425

This Sampler quilt has a quirky charm of its own. The blocks combine traditional patterns with scrappy cotton crazies. Setting the blocks in a stepped pattern is an unusual twist giving the sashing a Streak of Lightning pattern. While initially the pattern may seem random, the maker evidently tried to give some structure by placing an Evening Star in each of the four corners. The printed patchwork cat block is especially endearing. Measurements are 80" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Philadelphia Pavement/ Irish Chain Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.   $2,250  

This densely pieced quilt can be considered either a Philadelphia Pavement or Irish Chain pattern. Gradations of color add wonderful depth to this fine quilt. Nine Patch corner blocks are further evidence of the maker's attention to detail It is in pristine, un-used condition. Measurements are 77" x 80"> Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.
Philadelphia Pavement/ Irish Chain Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $4,600

This Victorian Courthouse Steps Log Cabin is more elegant and "dressier" than most quilts. It is made of silks and satins. The logs are a wonderful small scale with a great use of light and dark. The Fans pattern border is the perfect frame for the Log Cabin design. The quilt is mounted and stretched in a plexiglass frame measuring 60" x 62". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.

Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $695  

This classic Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt is made with a beautiful combination of light weight wools. The solid red and variety of blues are especially effective in creating the diagonal light and dark. Some of the small centers are made of more than one piece, giving a nice quirky touch. The quilt is in excellent condition. There are two tiny holes in one of the red logs but no other condition flaws. The backing is also a fine wool. Measurements are 70" square; Lancaster County,... Click for details
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Trip Around the World Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania
  Trip Around the World Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania   $1,285

This Trip Around the World quilt is as crisp as the day it was made some 125 years ago. It was clearly packed away and totally unused. The outer border is a tremendous fire engine red with white stitching for the cable quilting pattern. The blocks are small with each square measuring just1 1/2" to a side. The colors are beautifully placed combining solid and printed fabrics. The backing is made of two fabrics that are the same floral print in two different color ways. It is pieced to form... Click for details

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