Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (313)


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      
  
Fleur-de-lis Applique Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.
Diamond in a Square Quilt: Circa 1870
  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

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.
Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  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

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".
Cross Roads Quilt: Circa 1880
Nine Patch and Hourglass Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
  Nine Patch and Hourglass Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.   $2,250

There's method to this madness. What at first appears to be a jumble is actually an orderly arrangement of Nine Patch and Hourglass quilt blocks arranged in rows. While different in size, nearly each block is framed by log cabin strips. Three borders are the same triangles; the fourth is diagonal strips. Excellent, probably unwashed condition. Light smudging on one block. Soft calico prints are beautifully combined to create a twinkly palette of light and dark. Back is pieced bars that... Click for details

Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,400  

Charming Schoolhouse quilt made very lively by the use of solid red fabrics. While traditional in some ways, the quilt also has an interesting abstract quality due to the placement of the varied colored vertical and horizontal blocks. Has several very light smudges but essentially in excellent condition. Measures 64" x 69"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1880.
Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,095

Evening Stars quilt with a terrific assortment of red printed fabrics dating from the 1830's - 50's. Sashing and border fabrics appear closer to 1870. Paisley prints consistently used in the intersections. Excellent condition. Measures 78" x 81"; Pennsylvania origin.

Mennonite Dresden Plate Quilt: Circa 1900; Pennsylvania   $1,585  

Center medallion Dresden Plate quilt surrounded by partial blocks of the same pattern. Multicolored embroidery adds to the radiating effect. Pristine condition. Mid-weight wools; cable quilting in border. Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Mennonite origin. Circa 1900. Measures 76" square.
Mennonite Dresden Plate Quilt: Circa 1900; Pennsylvania
Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,695

Striking Barnraising Log Cabin quilt done with a wonderful variety of wool challis fabrics. Both the plaid border and purple centers add tremendous visual punch. Fabrics are strong; two areas of slight discoloration on the border. Measures 82" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.

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