Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (320)


Miniature Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.   $5,850   

Exquisitely miniaturized Evening Stars Quilt in which each star block measures just 2 1/4" to a side. Beautifully planned to create diagonal lines of color. Each of the borders is quilted with a different pattern, beginning with hearts in the chocolate brown. Mint, unwashed condition. Measures 84" square. Oley, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.      
  
Miniature Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.
Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1850
  Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1850   $2,850

Delectable Mountains quilt pattern at its best. Beautiful, unusual softly toned fabrics make this a serene and elegant quilt. Pristine condition. Measures 92" square. Sewn in cross stitch on the back are the initials JS and the number 10. Circa 1850.

Jacob's Ladder Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,675  

While not technically a Jacob's Ladder pattern, this unusual quilt is closest to the pattern by that name. Elegantly quilted with wreaths in each of the off blocks. Nice variety of late 19th century indigo prints. Sawtooth border makes the perfect frame. Body of the quilt is in perfect condition; very slight fraying on the binding. Measures 70" x 72"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1880.
Jacob's Ladder Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Carolina Lily Quilt; Circa 1880
  Carolina Lily Quilt; Circa 1880   $1,095

Variation of a Carolina Lily quilt that is also close to the pattern known as Potted Star Flower. Beautiful shades of chocolate brown and teal blue/green. Professionally laundered; excellent condition. Small blue spots on thumbnail photos are not stains; they are clumps of blue thread within the batting. Nicely quilted with clamshell patterns and diagonal lines. Inexplicably, part of one block is also quilted with overlapping circles. Both the colors and the fact that some colors are quilted... Click for details

Diamonds in Squares Quilt: Circa 1880   $895  

Diamonds in Squares quilt done in deep indigo calico. Triple grid forms Nine Patch intersections for an additional pattern. Professionally laundered; excellent condition. Nicely quilted. Measures 70" x 78". Signed on the back in red thread "Julie N W". Circa 1880.
Diamonds in Squares Quilt: Circa 1880
Tree Everlasting Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
  Tree Everlasting Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania   $2,850

Elegant Tree Everlasting quilt pattern done with glazed chintz. Well quilted with oak leaves in the white bars and cable patterns on the chintz. The chintz is the same fabric throughout but is distributed so that one can see pillars, lattice baskets and flowers in different areas. Excellent condition; circa 1850. Measures 91" x 98"; Pennsylvania origin.

Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $4,900  

Stunning Mariner's Compass Quilt with an unusual Delectable Mountains border. Unusual color palette. Pristine, probably unwashed condition. Measures 86" x 88": Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1860.
Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
Chimney Sweep Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Chimney Sweep Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,485

Chimney Sweep Quilt that is much more dramatic than this pattern usually is due to the small scale of the blocks and the deep, inky blue fabric. Unwashed, excellent condition. Nicely quilted. Measures 78" square; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Baskets Quilt: Circa 1870; New York State   $1575.00  

Light and airy Baskets quilt framed by a graceful floral vine border. Well quilted; blue pencil marks used to mark the quilting patterns remain. Professionally laundered; pristine condition. New York State origin; circa 1870. Measures 76" x 87".
Baskets Quilt: Circa 1870; New York State
Star of Bethlehem Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Star of Bethlehem Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,985

Pristine condition Star of Bethlehem quilt on an unusual indigo calico ground. Nicely planned with the central star repeating the fabrics of the corner stars. Unwashed condition. Border fabric may "read" as pink but is actually a tiny red and white stripe. Measures 76" x 78: Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1880.

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