Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (316)


One Patch Quilt in Squares: Ca. 1880; Maine   $1,435   

Nicely made One Patch quilt in which the pieces are set on point in groups of squares. The groups, made primarily of printed fabrics, are separated by solid white diamonds making a nice distinction between groups. It has a wonderful array of late 19th century fabrics. White binding is the backing turned over. Excellent condition; there is damage to one square. Measures 62" x 75". Maine origin; circa 1880.      
  
One Patch Quilt in Squares: Ca. 1880; Maine
One Patch Bars Quilt: Circa 1880; Maryland
  One Patch Bars Quilt: Circa 1880; Maryland   $650

This country quilt has a bit more sophistication than most. The blocks filled with One Patches are set so that there are diagonal lines of color. Bars between the blocks are solid color red while the border is a small print very close in color. Excellent condition; short green Bars between the blocks started as a darker color but have faded uniformly to a soft green. Measures 66" x 70". Frederick County, Maryland origin; circa 1880.

Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1880's: Maryland   $675  

Variable Stars quilt done on a double pink ground. The stars are done with a nice selection of printed fabrics and a pleasing scale. Each block is 4 1/2" in diameter. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. Backing is plain muslin. Quilted with chevrons in the border and intersecting diagonal lines in the body of the quilt. Measurements are 66" x 84". Walkersville, Maryland origin (Frederick County); Circa 1890
Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1880's: Maryland
Postage Stamp Quilt: Circa 1890; Maryland
  Postage Stamp Quilt: Circa 1890; Maryland   $1,450

Postage Stamp quilt with a wide variety of late 19th century fabrics. The two borders most likely date to the late 1880's or 90's. Alternating the printed blocks with white ones gives the overall pattern a nice twinkle. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. The borders are quilted in a chevron pattern and the body of the quilt with diamonds. The back is plain muslin. Measurements are 70" x 79". Walkersville, Maryland (Frederick County) origin.

Wild Goose Chase Quilt: Maryland; Circa 1890   $875  

Pattern; color and scale are combined in this Wild Goose Chase Quilt to make a very bold statement. The quilt is in pristine; un-used condition. It is from Walkersville, Maryland (Frederick County); circa 1890. Measurements are 71" x 84". The pattern is equally effective whether shown vertically or horizontally.
Wild Goose Chase Quilt: Maryland; Circa 1890
Cotton Crazy Quilt: Circa 1889; Pennsylvania
  Cotton Crazy Quilt: Circa 1889; Pennsylvania   $1,800

This Cotton Crazy Quilt is truly a collage of fabrics. The center has the structure of a Nine Patch within a Diamond in a Square. This unusual touch pulls in your eye before wandering around the composition of irregularly shaped pieces. It is made of a wonderful variety of late 19th century fabrics and is in mint condition. The red and white polka dot fabric is a bold and effective frame for this unusual quilt. Measurements are 86" x 92"; Pennsylvania origin.

Caesar's Crown Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $2,800  

Beautifully quilted version of a Caesar's Crown quilt. The diamond shapes of the border are repeated in each crown block, making for a nice interplay between the two. It is also interesting to note that the white off blocks create a secondary pattern of a four leaf clover. Professionally laundered and in excellent condition. Measures 86" x 90": Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.
Caesar's Crown Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
  Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.   $975

This is a classic Log Cabin Barnraising quilt in traditionally Pennsylvania colors. The particular use of lights and darks gives tremendous depth to the pattern. A note attached to the back reads "C Enoch Snyder receiving this quilt when 8 years old from his mother 1909 Lead a (sic) honest and holy life". Enoch must have treasured this gift for it is in pristine, un-used condition. Measurements are 91" square. The backing is an especially rich paisley print to which the quilt can be reversed... Click for details

Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,450  

This Evening Stars Quilt is a lovely variation of a traditional pattern. Placing one star within another and placing the red stars abutting one another creates a variety of optical illusions and additional patterns. The quilt is from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; circa 1880. It is finely quilted with several different floral patterns in the white blocks, a nice counterpoint to the geometric stars. It has been professionally laundered. There is very slight fading along part of one green edge but... Click for details
Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Sixteen Patch Wool Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.
  Sixteen Patch Wool Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.   $695

This basic Sixteen Patch quilt has an unusual vibrancy because of the flame red used next to a variety of brown and black fabrics. The red binding frames it well. All of the materials are fairly heavy wool. There are a few area of slight discoloration to the browns but they are dark marks on dark fabric so they are barely visible. Measurements are 61" x 65". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.

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