Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (320)


Lemoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,295   

Variation of Lemoyne Stars Quilt pattern that may be unique. Central star is surrounded by a half star in each corner. White background is pieced so that the central star is in a square surrounded by a diamond. All done in a wonderful, richly colored plaid fabric. Nicely quilted. Professionally laundered; excellent condition. Some staining on back but none on the front. Measures 73" x 78". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.      
  
Lemoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Pine Trees Quilt: Circa 1890: Pennsylvania
  Pine Trees Quilt: Circa 1890: Pennsylvania   $1,550

Densely pieced Trees quilt makes for a veritable forest. Floral printed fabric perfectly continues the tree theme. Nine Patch corner blocks are a great ending for the triple borders. Pristine condition; professionally laundered. Measures 64" x 76". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.

Hourglass Quilt: Circa 1880; Maryland   $695  

Crisp and unwashed Hourglass (aka Bow Tie) quilt in typically late 19th century calico prints. Wonderful small scale to the blocks; each is 3 1/2" square. Lights and darks give a crisscross effect with lots of movement. Measures 77 " square. Frederick County, Maryland origin; circa 1880.
Hourglass Quilt: Circa 1880; Maryland
Nine Patch in Bars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Nine Patch in Bars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $2,275

Great combination of Bars and Nine Patch Quilt. Extra bonus is the Cheater's Cloth backing, making it totally reversible to a printed patchwork. Nine Patches are smaller than postage stamp size. Each piece is a miniaturized 1/2" to a side. Excellent condition; damage to only one block - visible in last of the thumbnail photos showing the Nine Patches. Terrific fabrics both front and back. Measures 76" x 78". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania   $2,850  

Stunning grouping of early 19th century fabrics used to make the triangles of this Thousand Pyramids quilt. Professionally laundered; pristine condition. Lovely soft tone tan chintz border of two different fabrics. Probably in the 19th century, this was quilt was likely made smaller. Only on the back does one see a seam next to two of the borders. This was exquisitely done and does not show at all on the front. Measures 92" square; circa 1850. Pennsylvania origin.
Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
Fleur-de-lis Applique Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.
  Fleur-de-lis Applique Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.   $1,175

Fleur-de-lis applique pattern with exquisite quilting. Corner blocks and border are the same fabric; the rest of the appliques are a second material. Triangle border is a nice contrast to the curvilinear forms of the blocks. Professionally laundered. Several spots of very well done, inconspicuous darning on the brown border. It seems as though the quilt may have gotten caught on something because everywhere else, the fabrics are healthy and strong. Measures 76" x 92"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa... Click for details

Diamond in a Square Quilt: Circa 1870   $975  

The origin of this Diamond in a Square Quilt with embroidery is a mystery. Clearly, the pattern is reminiscent of Lancaster County Amish but it is not that. It is possible that it is English, but not a pattern one would see often. The use of the embroidered flowers and printed paisley (probably from a shawl) are unusual, regardless of where it was made. Slight wear does not distract from the overall impact of the graphics. Small circles are mostly embroidery, not damage. Medium weight wools with... Click for details
Diamond in a Square Quilt: Circa 1870
Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $365

Groups of four Pinwheel blocks are set together to create a dense pattern with lots of movement. Browns, greens and teals together make for an especially rich palette. Machine quilted. Several water marks visible on border and one in lowest of middle group of Pinwheels. Fabrics are strong and could probably be washed but I have not touched it. Backing is pieced bars. Measures 78" x 86". Franklin County, Pennsylvania Quilt Documentation project label is shown on thumbnail photo. Circa 1870.

Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $2,800  

This is both the earliest and largest Tumbling Blocks quilt that I have seen. It measures an enormous 102" x 116"; generous for a king size bed or a fabulous wall hanging for a loft space. This pattern is always dramatic but the scale of this makes it unusually so. Well quilted; hand loomed Trenton tape binding. Front is in excellent condition. There is one dark spot about the size of a dime that is visible in first thumbnail close-up. Staining on the back does not come through to the front.... Click for details
Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
Cross Roads Quilt: Circa 1880
  Cross Roads Quilt: Circa 1880   $395

Cross Roads ( aka Old Italian Block) pattern quilt done with a nice selection of late 19th century calico fabrics. Solid white contrasting with the printed calicoes gives dramatic diagonal movement. Damage to one purple triangle; the rest of the quilt is in excellent condition. Measures 64" x 73".

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