Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (309)


Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.   $1,675   

This Light and Dark Log Cabin quilt is a particularly well done example of a classic pattern. Many log cabins are not actually quilted and this one is, as can easily be seen in the red centers. It is a popular belief that the frequently used red centers of log cabins represent the hearth of the home. The piano key border is an especially desirable edge treatment. The quilt is made from a well chosen and placed variety of wool fabrics. Measurements are 76" square; excellent condition. ... Click for details      
  
Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
Texas Puzzle Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Texas Puzzle Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,275

This Texas Puzzle quilt is made from a variety of exquisite printed wool challis fabrics. The back consists of seven alternating narrow and wide Bars of equally beautiful challis prints, making the quilt totally reversible. It is very light in weight; excellent condition. Made circa 1870; Berks County, Pennsylvania. Measurements are 76" x 80".

Tree Everlasting Quilt: Circa 1850   $1,450  

This traditional Tree Everlasting quilt pattern is done in soft printed fabrics of the mid 19th century. Perhaps it was the maker's attempt at humor to use a fabric of printed blue leaves on a pattern known as Tree Everlasting. It is well pieced and quilted with particular attention to the detail of the many triangles. Measurements are 86" x 94". Excellent condition.
Tree Everlasting Quilt: Circa 1850
LeMoyne Stars Quilt with Trapunto: Ca. 1830; Pa.
  LeMoyne Stars Quilt with Trapunto: Ca. 1830; Pa.   Sold

This LeMoyne Stars Quilt is combined with outstanding trapunto quilting. Two different pinwheel type stuffed work patterns alternate with the pieced stars. Inside the chintz border is a continuous trapunto feather. The soft color palette is unusual for an early 19th century quilt and combines beautifully with the elegance of the needlework. Measures 85" square; Pennsylvania origin. Excellent condition.

Triangles Quilt with Printed Panel: Ca. 1870; Mass.   $1,085  

Thousand Pyramids Quilt with a most unusual center of a printed panel depicting an elegant equestrienne with her hound. It is unusual for a highly pieced quilt to have a central panel. In this case, the elegance of the subject compared with the "country" aspect of the quilt makes for an even more unlikely, though successful, pairing. It is knotted, not quilted. Very good condition. Measures 65" x 87". From the Chadwick Family of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
Triangles Quilt with Printed Panel: Ca. 1870; Mass.
Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880
  Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880   $4,600

This extraordinary Birds in the Air Quilt has the tiniest pieces imaginable. Each triangle is 5/8" to a side. Written on the back is 25,000 for the number of pieces in the quilt. It is in excellent condition and measures 66" x 82".

Wild Goose Chase Quilt: Circa 1870; New Jersey   $1,475  

This Wild Goose Chase Quilt has a wonderful variety of fabrics, including glazed chintz from the mid 19th century. The generous size of 91" x 98 " would make it an excellent bedcover for a queen or king size bed. It was made in New Jersey; circa 1870. Excellent, unwashed condition.
Wild Goose Chase Quilt: Circa 1870; New Jersey
Reversible Quilt- One Patch and Wild Geese; Circa 1880
  Reversible Quilt- One Patch and Wild Geese; Circa 1880   $635

This unusual quilt is intended to be completely reversible. One side is a One Patch and the reverse is Wild Geese(aka Birds in the Air). While the quilt was made in the late 19th century, the Wild Geese incorporates some fabrics from the mid century. It is especially interesting to find elegant glazed chintz in three of the blocks of this otherwise country quilt. Both sides are in excellent condition; there is a small amount of color bleed on one of the glazed chintz blocks (visible in thumbnail... Click for details

Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1890   $695  

Classic Evening Stars quilt done in solid red and white with tiny black print. Nice cable pattern quilting in the red grid; geometric pattern in the stars. Excellent condition. Measures 71" x 81"; circa 1890. The red is a beautiful mellow color. It is not toward orange as appears on my monitor.
Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1890
Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $1,675

Unusual set up of Variable Stars quilt pattern arranged in strips alternating with plain Bars. Wonderful fabrics which date from the 1840's - 1860's. Pristine, unwashed condition. Interesting quilting pattern of thistles set at right angles to the long Bars. Measures 73" x 80". Lebanon County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860. A real gem for lovers of early fabrics.

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