Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (304)


Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,085   

This Lone Star is beautifully offset on a fire red background. The soft colors of the star contrast well with the very strong background. The brown used only for the center star makes a great focus. The body of the quilt is stitched with a pattern of diamonds and a cable in the border. The backing is a bars pattern in red and green calico. It is reversible to this side making for an entirely different quilt. Measurements are 84" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.      
  
Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1880; 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

Highly Pieced Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1870's; Pennsylvania   $9,600  

This pieced Center Medallion quilt is an extraordinary sampler of fabrics and design. Each frame is filled with a huge selection of fabrics, most of which are printed. A variety of triangle shapes makes for variation but with consistency. The center Sixteen Patch block draws the eye to a pattern not seen elsewhere in the quilt. The red band is especially effective in emphasizing the structure of the multiple frames. Measurements are 78" x 89"; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa... Click for details
Highly Pieced Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1870's; Pennsylvania
Lone Star Quilt with Applique: Dated 1857; Maryland
  Lone Star Quilt with Applique: Dated 1857; Maryland   $4,950

This bold Lone Star quilt is softened with delicate arrangements of flowers and fruit in the white spaces. Each is a different group of flowers and berries one of which also includes three birds. The applique is very finely done with equally well stitched embroidery. It is signed in ink "Charles P. Baile Feb. 1857". Baile (1843-1903) lived in Carroll County, Maryland and fought in the Civil War. Measurements are 90" square. There is a small square of white fabric sewn over the border in each... Click for details

Economy Patch Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania   $650  

This Economy Patch quilt has been packed away and is as fresh as the day it was made some 125 years ago. The solid and printed reds contrast wonderfully with the variety of multicolor fabrics. Three borders echoing the colors of the body of the quilt tie it all together. The overall palette is somewhat different than one usually sees making for a sophisticated looking country quilt. Measurements are 69" x 79"; Pennsylvania origin.
Economy Patch Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania
Floral Wreaths Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Floral Wreaths Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $2,150

This lovely Floral Wreaths quilt has many traditional elements yet shows its own unique personality. The repetition of the flower in the center of the wreath is an unusual variation. Berries or grapes in the border with a leaf different from the interior is also somewhat out of the ordinary as is the sashing separating the blocks. One does not usually see that in applique quilts. It is very nicely quilted with diamonds throughout. Measurements are 63" x 68" which is unusually small for this... Click for details

Lone Star Quilt with Broderie Perse; Circa 1830   Inquire for Price  

Glorious is the best way to describe this Lone Star quilt with chintz border and applique (broderie perse). The colors are as vibrant as the day it was made in the 1830's. It is finely stipple quilted with diagonal lines. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The chintz retains its original glaze. There were a very few nicks in the chintz border. Rather than risk any additional, I had very fine netting sewn over the border to stabilize it. It is evident to the touch but not to the... Click for details
Lone Star Quilt with Broderie Perse; Circa 1830
Mennonite Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Mennonite Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $5,200

This Mennonite Windmill Blades Log Cabin quilt (aka Pineapple Log Cabin) is one of the finest I have had the pleasure to own. It is made of wool challis with deep, rich colors and five borders that repeat fabrics within the quilt. The logs are a mere 1/4" in width. Corner blocks of diagonal stripes are the ultimate finishing point. Measurements are 72" x 83". Annville, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870. Excellent condition.

Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,675  

This Light and Dark wool challis Log Cabin quilt is done with unusually light tones. A note pinned to the quilt explains that the fabrics were from two dresses of the maker, Louisa Dreibelbis. One can only assume they were among her favorites. While the front of the quilt is entirely of fine wools, the backing is made of cotton pieced in a Bars pattern. The quilt is in excellent condition. There is a very small darned area in one corner where it may have gotten caught on something. Measurements... Click for details
Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,425

This classic Barnraising Log Cabin quilt is done with an unusual color palette. Solid and printed oranges and browns are beautifully combined. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 82" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

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