Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (313)


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.      
  
Tree Everlasting Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  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.

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.
Chimney Sweep Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Baskets Quilt: Circa 1870; New York State
  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".

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.
Star of Bethlehem Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  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.

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".
Prairie Points Quilt: Circa 1880
Nine Patch Quilt ; Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  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.

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.
Starburst Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  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.

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