Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (310)


Broderie Perse Album Quilt: Dated 1843; New Jersey   $19,000   

This broderie perse album quilt has an unusually large number of blocks totaling 156. The chintz cutouts depict flowers; wreaths; baskets and birds, Written in ink is the date 1843 and Trenton, N.J. It has names from the Vallette; McNeely; Aiken and Coleman families. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition with the glaze fully intact. It measures 103" x 110". Best of all is the tag pinned to the quilt saying it was from the collection of Florence Peto. Mrs. Peto collected; researched;... Click for details      
  
Broderie Perse Album Quilt: Dated 1843; New Jersey
Ocean Waves Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Ocean Waves Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $835

This classic Ocean Waves quilt is enhanced with a sawtooth border. It's interesting to note that the triangles making up the border are actually the same pieces as used throughout the body of the quilt. They have quite a different look when seen in a different context. It is well quilted with floral wreaths in the off blocks and arcs in the border. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 66" x 84". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Light and Dark Diamonds Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $985  

Striking Light and Dark Diamonds quilt with a beautiful use of fabrics and rich color. In addition to the outlines of the diamonds, the inside creates an Hourglass pattern. The two unusual fabrics on the border are a great enclosure for the diamonds. The quilt is especially well pieced. It is as fresh and crisp as the day it was made some 140 plus years ago. Measurements are 76 inches square. Hershey, Pennsylvania origin; made circa 1880.
Light and Dark Diamonds Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1830's; Vermont
  LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1830's; Vermont   $2,850

This LeMoyne Stars quilt is made with a glorious combination of richly colored printed materials. The border consists of two different glazed chintz fabrics with flowers; fruit and birds. The Stars are milk and dark brown chocolate colors with one lone indigo corner block. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Several of the fabrics in addition to the border are glazed. It is quilted with straight lines and outlines around the Stars. The backing is a plain white cotton. Measurements... Click for details

Stuffed Applique Crossed Leaves Quilt: Circa 1850; Maryland   $4,500  

To the best of my knowledge, this quilt pattern of crossed leaves is an original design. Barbara Brackman illustrated a similar one in her Encyclopedia of Applique (item 23.7) that was seen on an album quilt dated 1846 but I do not know of others. This quilt is made with exquisite workmanship. All of the applique, including the border are stuffed. While it looks like both are solid colors, on close examination one sees a tiny print in the teal fabric. It is finely quilted with tiny diamonds,... Click for details
Stuffed Applique Crossed Leaves Quilt: Circa 1850; Maryland
LeMoyne Stars Quilt; Circa 1880
  LeMoyne Stars Quilt; Circa 1880   $1,400

This red and green Touching Lemoyne Stars quilt is the perfect decor for the holidays. The red is a solid color and green is calico. The quilt would fit well on a queen size bed or make a striking wall hanging. It is quilted with concentric arcs. Measurement are 88" x 90"; condition is excellent. Made circa 1880.

Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1860; New York   $2400.00  

Finely pieced Feathered Stars quilt done entirely in a mid 19th century printed dress fabric that "reads" as marigold. It has a wonderful sunshiny glow to the color. It is well quilted with half inch squares throughout. Measurements are 78" x 80". The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. New York State origin; circa 1860.
Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1860; New York
Maple Leaf Quilt with Botanical Border: Circa 186-
  Maple Leaf Quilt with Botanical Border: Circa 186-   $2,650

This Maple Leaf quilt (or is it a Peony?) is beautifully made and has an exceptional botanical border. The appliques on the border depict a variety of flowers and fruits that are stuffed and/or ruched. Never before have I seen one done this way. The sawtooth border is a good continuation of the geometry of the Maple Leaves. It is quilted with double squares on point. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. There is ever so slight abrasion to parts of the... Click for details

Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,425  

Striking Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt done in fine wool challis with an elegant glazed cotton backing. The quilt is made with beautifully combined jewel toned printed and solid fabrics. The centers are unusual in that they are Four Patches rather than the usual single block. The binding is a narrow red wool tape. Measurements are 84" x 85". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1860
  Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1860   $2,400

This four part floral applique quilt appears to be an original pattern. Each stem of two flowers is part of a group of four that creates a dense cluster. The same flowers "grow" out of the swag border. It is very well quilted with feathery designs throughout the white sashing. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 84" x 92". Made circa 1860.

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