Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (311)


Star Spangled Banner Quilt: Circa 1880; Ohio   $2,950   

This strong Star Spangled Banner quilt is further emboldened by the use of solid color fabrics as well as the large size of the quilt. What is now a warm grey probably began as green. It has oxidized evenly and the color is very pleasing. The star motif is repeated in with LeMoyne stars in quilting. Sawtooth border is an excellent continuation of the triangles making up the stars. Unwashed condition. Measures 91" square; Ohio origin.      
  
Star Spangled Banner Quilt: Circa 1880; Ohio
Stylized Baskets Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Stylized Baskets Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $975

This unusual geometric quilt can be seen in several ways. Vertically, the large blocks look like giant Hourglass patterns. Horizontally, they look like stylized Baskets. In either case, it is an imaginative pattern, well executed. Unwashed condition with several minor age spots. Measures 70" x 82"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1890. A note pinned to the quilt says it was "pieced by Grandmother Haines - signed Grace Woodbury".

Fifteen Point Star Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,985  

It's difficult to say whether or not the maker of this Fifteen Point Lone Star Quilt set out to make this pattern or whether it got out of control. In either case, it is likely unique. It is interesting that five point stars surround the central image and the overall star essentially has five sides. So maybe this was all intentional? Unwashed, immaculate condition. Wonderful selection of fabrics. Measures 80" square; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Fifteen Point Star Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt; Ca. 1850; Pennsylvania
  Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt; Ca. 1850; Pennsylvania   $2,850

Elegant Robbing Peter to Pay Paul quilt with glazed chintz border. Unwashed condition; one area of faint discoloration but essentially excellent condition. Several slightly different printed fabrics used for the lighter areas. Backing fabric, shown in last thumbnail photo, is most likely home dyed. Measures 82" x 108". Circa 1850; Pennsylvania origin. Illustrated in "The Quilt: A History and Celebration of an American Art Form" by Elise Schebler Roberts.

Sampler Quilt: Berks County, Pa.; Circa 1880   $3,975  

Bold and "Dutchy" Sampler Quilt with both traditional blocks and original interpretations. Colors wonderfully arranged to set off the four central squares. Excellent condition; a tiny amount of discoloration on one block visible in thumbnail photo. Measures 82" square; Berks County, Pennsylvania origin.
Sampler Quilt: Berks County, Pa.; Circa 1880
Four Patch in Diamond Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Four Patch in Diamond Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $725

Charming Four Patch quilt with each small block set in a diamond. Terrific variety of fabrics are nicely framed by a large triangle border. Clamshell quilting in border. Pristine, probably unwashed condition. Circa 1880; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 69" x 74".

Irish Chain Quilt: Signed and Dated 1890; Pennsylvania   $2,275  

Dramatic Irish Chain quilt framed by a most unusual variation of a swag border. Signed and dated 1890; Pennsylvania origin. Unwashed condition with several light spots that could be removed with laundering. Nicely waffle quilted. Measures 82" x 90".
Irish Chain Quilt: Signed and Dated 1890; Pennsylvania
Hole in the Barn Door Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Hole in the Barn Door Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $985

Extremely handsome Hole in the Barn Door quilt done in rich, printed fabrics. Pristine, unwashed condition. Generous size of 92" square. Reversible to two printed bands and a striped middle. Well pieced; cable quilting in borders. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.   $2,250  

The name Thousand Pyramids does not come close to the actual number of pieces in this quilt. It consists of 8640 well pieced trangles. Unwashed condition. Inked initials; Kempton, Pennsylvania origin (Berks County). Circa 1870. Measures 82" x 89".
Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.
Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1870
  Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1870   $3,750

This extraordinary quilt is so much more than a traditional Double Nine Patch pattern. Not only do the alternate blocks form an additional strong pattern; when seen from a distance, the viewer realizes that each Nine Patch block is set in a brown circle, all of which are gracefully connected. Excellent condition; measures 82" x 84". Well crafted. Likely an original patern. Circa 1870.

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