Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (304)


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.      
  
Postage Stamp Quilt: Circa 1890; Maryland
Wild Goose Chase Quilt: Maryland; Circa 1890
  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.

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.
Cotton Crazy Quilt: Circa 1889; Pennsylvania
Caesar's Crown Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  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.

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
Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  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

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.
Sixteen Patch Wool Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.
LeMoyne Stars with Tulips Quilt: Circa 1830; Pa.
  LeMoyne Stars with Tulips Quilt: Circa 1830; Pa.   $6,500

This is an early and unusual quilt combining LeMoyne Stars and Tulip patterns. It is made with a wonderful array of early 19th century fabrics. The tan sashing was the perfect color choice to blend with the blues; browns and pinks of the quilt. Written in one of the pink tulip blocks is the inked signature of C.E. Cronkite who may have been the maker. Opposing top and bottom corners are variations of the primary stars. Measurements are 75" x 88". A tag sewn to the back indicates it was... Click for details

Princess Feather Variation Quilt: Circa 1870   $3,200  

This is a bold variation of a traditional Princess Feather Quilt. The center and ends of the feathers are especially unusual. It is well quilted with feather and cross hatch patterns. Measurements are 81" square. It is in excellent, unwashed condition.
Princess Feather Variation Quilt: Circa 1870
Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $8,500

There seems to be no end to the creativity shown by 19th century quiltmakers. This original example is centered with a basket of flowers surrounded by additional pots with birds and a variety of flowers. Some of the flowers are three dimensional made by the technique of ruching. The exuberant center is contained by a diamond inner border and finally by Nine Patch Checkerboard blocks. The maker was bold in her choice of fabrics as well as the appliqued designs. The quilt is from Chester County,... Click for details

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