Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (300)


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
Tumbling Blocks/ Stars Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Tumbling Blocks/ Stars Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,575

Handsome Six Point Stars in Hexagons quilt that forms multiple patterns, including Tumbling Blocks. Pristine, unwashed condition. Unusual color palette. Measures 82" x 84". Border nicely cable quilted. Circa 1890; Pennsylvania origin.

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.
Hourglass Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Double Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  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.

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.
Baskets Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Stars with Applique Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Stars with Applique Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $2,975

Dense patterning makes this combination of Star of Bethlehem; Oakleaf; Variable Star and Hourglass a real knock-out. Graduated sizes of each frame add to the drama of the large central star. Colors and fabrics have mellowed with washing. Likely a unique combination of patterns. Measures 82" x 99"; circa 1870. Pennsylvania origin.

Wool Challis One Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,975  

The simple One Patch pattern is made extraordinarily rich and sparkly by the use of a multitude of glorious fabrics of the 1860's and 70's. All are fine wool challis. Lightweight; quilted but no batting. Each block measures 1 1/2" square. Tremendous use of lights and darks; printed and solid fabrics. Back is somewhat fragile and has had several mends; front is in excellent condition. Measures 85" square; Pennsylvania origin.
Wool Challis One Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1860
  Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1860   $4,200

Mariner's Compass is one of the most difficult patterns to execute. This example is particularly finely done. Unwashed condition shows several light smudges that could be removed with laundering but in my opinion, not worth losing that never washed feel. Has one old appliqued, inconspicuous mend visible in thumbnail photo. Beautifully quilted. Measures 88" square; circa 1860.

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