Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (296)


Huge Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $3,200   

This is an extraordinary, bold and original interpretation of a Honeycomb, or Hexagon pattern quilt. Graceful wreaths and vining borders are brilliantly offset against the dominant central pattern. Illustrated in The Quilt Engagement Calendar when I last owned it: I have recently re-purchased it from a collection. Very well pieced and appliqued. Finely cross hatch quilted. Unwashed condition; several area of light discoloration are visible in thumbnail photos. Could be washed and removed, but I... Click for details      
  
Huge Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Four Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Four Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $975

This Four Baskets pattern was immortalized some twenty years ago when it was used as a United States postage stamp. The placement of color in this example makes it even more interesting than most. The use of two colors gives both the original block of two red (it "reads" pink but the material is actually a soft brick color with a white print) and two green baskets. One can see equally prominently a block of four red and four green baskets. Finally, there are diagonal crisscrosses of the two... Click for details

Turkey Tracks Quilt: Circa 1879; Pennsylvania   $1,985  

Turkey Tracks combined with an unusual appliqued pattern. The alternating blocks are an excellent combination of curvilinear and angular shapes. Included in the Chester County, Pennsylvania Quilt Documentation project. Professionally laundered; measures 82" x 86"; circa 1870.
Turkey Tracks Quilt: Circa 1879; Pennsylvania
Nine Patch Quilt with Zigzag: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Nine Patch Quilt with Zigzag: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $835

It is difficult to imagine that a quilt as fresh and crisp in condition as this Nine Patch is more than 125 years old. It was obviously packed away and never saw the light of day. Beautiful fabrics; wonderful zigzag border makes a great frame. Quilting in off blocks done in the same nine patch design as the primary pattern. Border quilted with diagonal lines. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; measures 76" x 90".

Dove in the Window Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $1,650  

This unusual quilt is closest to the Dove in the Window or Goose Tracks patterns. Well made with a terrific, whimsical swag border. The soft blue calico background beautifully sets off the pink and green. Professionally laundered; excellent condition. Measures 82" x 88"; circa 1860. Pennsylvania origin.
Dove in the Window Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $2,400

Dramatic Lone Star quilt (aka Star of Bethlehem) with the most unusual of background fabrics. It's a print I've never seen before that has the profile of a woman. It may be earlier than the calicoes of the star. Unwashed condition. Some oxidation to the solid orange fabric. Measures 100" square, unusually large for the 1870's when it was made. Pennsylvania origin.

Baskets Quilt: Circa 1900; Pennsylvania   $1,075  

Exuberant Baskets pattern quilt in the color combination so popular in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Well planned use of color; carrying through the border color to the top of the baskets gives each one a light feel. Diagonal grid with red blocks also adds unification as well as punchiness. Excellent condition. Measures 82" square; circa 1900.
Baskets Quilt: Circa 1900; Pennsylvania
Hourglass Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Hourglass Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,775

Once again, it's stunning to realize that such a contemporary looking pattern and color combination can be more than 125 years old. This Hourglass (aka Bowtie) pattern quilt is made entirely with two beautiful printed fabrics. The tan background material is probably 10 years older (circa 1860) than the pink (circa 1870). Incredibly crisp, unwashed condition. Measures 84" x 88"; Pennsylvania origin.

Double Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $2,200  

Early and compex quilt pattern of Hexagons within Hexagons. Forms a secondary pattern of Six Point Stars around the basic hexagonal block. Beautiful fabrics; heart quilted within each small triangle. Chevrons quilted in large light triangles and cables in the red banding. Difficult to see because of the heavily patterned fabrics but well done. Excellent condition. Measures 85" x 94"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1860.
Double Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
Baskets Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Baskets Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,985

Diagonal placement of the small size Baskets gives this quilt particular interest. Equally enhancing is the forest green background that is quilted in white. Nice variety of 1880's fabrics. Unwashed condition; well crafted. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin. Measures 79" square.

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