Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (304)


Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $735   

A traditional Double T pattern quilt becomes more elaborate by the addition of triangles, making it more like a variation of Delectable Mountains. Very nicely quilted with wreaths in each of the white blocks. Professionally laundered; pristine condition. Lovely paisley type red printed fabric throughout. Measures 78" x 80"; circa 1890. Chambersburg, Pennsylvania origin. Name tag of Dora V. Williams attached and the initials DVW are written in ink on the binding.      
  
Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Prairie Points Quilt: Circa 1880
  Prairie Points Quilt: Circa 1880   Sold

Extraordinarily unusual quilt made entirely of folded triangles known as prairie points. Has an unbelievable array of late 19th century printed fabrics. Each triangle measures about 3/4" wide at the base. Backing is made of Centennial flags. Front is in excellent condition; some water staining to the back that does not come through to the front. Measures 61" x 70".

Nine Patch Quilt ; Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,425  

Indigo and white Nine Patch quilt with an unusual variation of a zig zag border. One of the Nine Patch blocks reverses the navy and white squares. Legend has it that this is an intentional mistake, or humility patch, for only God is perfect. In actuality, I know of no documentation that such blocks existed; they were likely simply human error. Excellent condition; circa 1880. Measures 70" x 86"; Pennsylvania origin.
Nine Patch Quilt ; Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Starburst Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Starburst Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,650

Extremely bold and dramatic Starburst quilt. This pattern is far more rare than the traditional eight point star. Wonderful assortment of 1870's fabrics. Machine quilted; double rows of stitching outline the pieced diamonds and are carried through on the blue ground. Measures 96" square; Pennsylvania origin.

Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,585  

Exquisitely small scale of the pieces make this Tumbling Blocks Quilt a true gem. Each block measures a mere 1 1/16" to a side. Very good condition; a few small mends are visible upon close inspection. Made of a nice variety of lightweight wools. Backing is cotton; a navy blue frame surrounds a red rectangle. Measures 52" x 72"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1870.
Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $2,850

An amazing version of Thousand Pyramids quilt that in which the triangles forms multiple patterns of light and dark squares. Larger triangle border of a fabric used throughout the quilt makes the perfect frame. Pristine condition; freshly laundered; wonderful fabrics. Measures 80" a 84"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1880.

Star Of Bethlehem Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $1,875  

Dramatic Star of Bethlehem quilt with beautiful printed fabrics on a solid white ground. Surrounding stars set in squares are an unusual variation. Quilted mostly with patterns of circles that are a nice contrast to the straight lines of the pieced pattern. Professionally laundered; pristine condition. Measures 84" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.
Star Of Bethlehem Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
Mennonite Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Mennonite Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $975

Solid color Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt done in solid color, lightweight wools. Backing is printed cotton. Rich colors accented with red centers make for a particularly striking pattern. Measures 70" x 71"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1880.

Full Moon Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,695  

After considerable searching, I discovered that the name of this unusual quilt pattern is Full Moon. It combines the great positive/negative qualities of the Mill Wheel pattern with additional, larger circles. The bold zig zag border is a wonderful counterpoint to the round shapes of the body of the quilt. Professionally laundered; pristine condition. Measures 72" x 76"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1870.
Full Moon Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1870
  Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1870   $1,085

Pieced Center Medallion Quilt made of richly colored light weight wools. Unusual format in that the Central Medallion was popular in the first half of the 19th century but had largely gone out of fashion at the time this was made. Quilted but seems to have originally been tied as well as indicated by regularly placed small dark circles. Circa 1870. Probably New England origin. Measures 68" x 78".

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