Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (300)


Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870's; Pennsylvania   $2,450   

This is an absolutely stunning Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple) Log Cabin quilt done in wool challis with a cotton backing. The solid red centers are great focal points for the whirling log cabin blocks. The use of printed fabrics alternating with the solid brown and black also add impact. The unusual border is made of triangles created from strips similar to those in the body of the quilt. It is in immaculate condition. Measurements are 80" x 94"; York County, Pennsylvania origin.      
  
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870's; Pennsylvania
Whirlwind Quilt: Circa 1830's
  Whirlwind Quilt: Circa 1830's   $1,875

This unusual Swirling Pinwheels (aka Whirlwind) quilt is exquisitely stitched. The quilting patterns create wreaths around the Pinwheels. They join to form concentric diamonds between the wheels. The addition of the pieced Sawtooth inner border adds to the dramatic movement of the quilt.The Pinwheels are all made of the same printed fabric with two different ones used for the inner and outer borders. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are... Click for details

Huge Early Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1850;Pennsylvania   $2,200  

This oversized, early Nine Patch quilt is made with a wonderful collection of printed fabrics from the second quarter of the 19th century. The off blocks are all the same floral print in varying shades of brown. The Nine Patch blocks are a combination of stripes, plaids and floral prints. All are in excellent condition. There is occasional unevenness to the brown with yellow print fabric in the outer triangles. It seems as though it may have been put in the quilt this way as there is no other... Click for details
Huge Early Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1850;Pennsylvania
Double X Quilt: Pennsylvania; Circa 1870's
  Double X Quilt: Pennsylvania; Circa 1870's   $1,185

This Double X quilt pattern is also known as Old Maid's Puzzle. The example offered is done in a deep indigo calico with a print of tiny double dots. The unusual deep chevron border is of the same material. It is very well quilted with feathered wreaths in each of the off blocks. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 75" x 83". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.

Cockscomb and Currants Quilt:Dated 1864; Ohio   Sold  

This Cockscomb (aka Coxcomb) and Currants quilt is densely quilted and appliqued. The white areas are filled with trapunto (stuffed work) patterns of flowers and leaves. Two opposing corners have appliqued birds. The scalloped edge is another indication of the care and detail with which this fine piece was made. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Faint inked writing is partially legible along two opposite edges. One can see that it was a birthday present dated... Click for details
Cockscomb and Currants Quilt:Dated 1864; Ohio
Glazed Chintz Wholecloth Quilt: Circa 1840;Mass.
  Glazed Chintz Wholecloth Quilt: Circa 1840;Mass.   $2,975

This glazed chintz Wholecloth quilt is as crisp as the day it was made some 160 years ago. It was certainly packed away and did not see the light of day. The printed fabric consists of rows of floral bouquets. It is probably English. It is unusual that such an elegant front has a very plain cotton backing. It is quilted with chevron patterns throughout. The quilt measures 96" x 98". It is from the Plumer Humphreys Barton family, one of the first settlers of Newbury, Massachusetts. Made circa... Click for details

LeMoyne Stars Quilt:Circa 1850; New York State   $2,850  

This stunning LeMoyne Stars quilt actually has two additional patterns. Most obvious is the diamond chain. More subtle is the way the maker placed a patterned block at the center of each chain intersection to create a Puss in the Corner (aka Improved Nine Patch). The quilt is made of a glorious grouping of printed fabrics from the 1830-s - 1850's. The quilt is in excellent condition and is nicely quilted. Measurements are 77" x 92". New York State origin with family history available.
LeMoyne Stars Quilt:Circa 1850; New York State
LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870;New York
  LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870;New York   $1,975

The tiny scale of these LeMoyne Stars could not make them any more precious. Each star is 2 3/4" in diameter. They are made with a fabric of crescent moons. The corner blocks have stars with the same fabric. The five strip borders have a different geometric print. Condition is excellent. The quilt measures 70" x 80". New York State origin; circa 1870's.

Rising Suns Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $4,875  

Some would call this pattern Mariner's Compass. I prefer Rising Suns, particularly with the warm orange centers. Never before have I seen an example so tiny and finely crafted. Each ray is but a tiny sliver. The combination of the Suns with budding flowers appears to be an original combination. Setting it on an indigo ground makes it especially striking and unusual. It is quilted with three geometric patterns. The indigo half blocks are done with a chevron pattern; straight lines on the whole... Click for details
Rising Suns Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Turkey Tracks Quilt: Circa 1830's
  Turkey Tracks Quilt: Circa 1830's   $1850.00

Finely made blocks are set on point to create a densely patterned Turkey Tracks quilt. Half blocks are used on the edges to form an interior border. The dogtooth outer border combines well with the triangles of the Turkey Tracks blocks. Quilted with cable patterns in the sashing and diagonal lines in the border. Measurements are 90" x 94". Made of two different red printed fabrics. Has one area of light toning but no other condition apologies. Made circa 1830's.

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