Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (303)


Lemoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $2,675   

Unusual, complex variation of LeMoyne Stars alternating with octagons to create a variety of positive/ negative images. Excellent condition; professionally laundered. Beautiful fabrics framed by a bold zigzag border. Very well quilted. Measures 78" x 90"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1870      
  
Lemoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Hired Man's Center Frame Quilt: Circa 1890
  Hired Man's Center Frame Quilt: Circa 1890   $975

Pattern and size make this hired man's quilt most unusual. Very creative use solely of triangles to make a center medallion different from the outer frames. Fabrics date from mid through late 19th century. Summer weight (no batting). Measures 53" x 76", making it a very desirable size to hang either horizontally or vertically. Circa 1890.

Central Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $975  

A most unusual combination of a late 19th century Log Cabin pattern done as a center medallion, typical of the early 19th century. Incredibly strong, bold graphic enhanced by the use of solid red fabric next to prints. Brilliant use of the yellow to form an additional pattern. Excellent condition; measures 70" x 80". Circa 1880; Pennsylvania origin.
Central Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Flying Geese Quilt: Circa 1880; North Carolina
  Flying Geese Quilt: Circa 1880; North Carolina   $535

Open and airy version of Wild Goose Chase pattern quilt. Excellent combination of soft tones of pink and lavender. Excellent, probably unwashed condition. Measures 85" x 92"; Circa 1880; Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Rose of Sharon Quilt: Circa 1870; Maine   $1,850  

Rich chocolate brown gives this Rose of Sharon quilt a very different effect than one usually finds. Deep shades of brown and orange are softened by the pink centers. Well quilted including hearts throughout. Never washed; has several minor spots that could most likely disappear should one want to give it a bath. Several old, finely done mends are visible in close-ups (could a mouse have gotten to this little used, unwashed quilt?). Measures 88" square; circa 1870. Maine origin.
Rose of Sharon Quilt: Circa 1870; Maine
Cotton Crazy/ Stars Quilt: Circa 1880
  Cotton Crazy/ Stars Quilt: Circa 1880   $1,095

Unique combination of a Cotton Crazy quilt with unusual Stars. Dramatically set in a contrasting grid and border. Excellent condition; terrific assortment of late 1880's fabrics. Measures 72" x 84". New England origin.

Framed Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland   $1,085  

Brilliantly conceived and crudely executed Framed Center Medallion quilt. Incorporates Turkey Tracks center and Maple Leaves in multiple borders. Excellent condition. Measures 70" x 84"; Maryland origin. Circa 1870. Definitely one of a kind.
Framed Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland
Carpenter's Square Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Carpenter's Square Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $875

Bold Carpenter's Square pattern quilt that is rather amazingly contemporary looking for it's 100 plus years of age. Excellent condition with one small spot on the red that is in a corner (about the size of a quarter. I've not tried to remove it at it is rather inconspicuous). Solid red fabric on a ground of tiny black dots. Measures 80" square; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1890.

Starflowers Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,985  

Probably a unique Starflower quilt pattern. On first glance, it looks like a Carolina Lily but in reality, it is much more unusual. Solid colors set on double blue calico seen most often in southeastern Pennsylvania. Binding repeats the red of the stars and creates a wonderful narrow frame. Unwashed condition; circa 1880. Measures 85" square.
Starflowers Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Caesar's Crown Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania
  Caesar's Crown Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania   $2,450

Exquisitely quilted variation of Caesar's Crown pattern in which the negative space, forming a cloverleaf pattern, is as prominent as the primary block. Several different quilting patterns used, all very well done. Unusual border of half stars. Excellent condition; one very small dark brown area is very inconspicuous. Fabrics are all strong and intact. Measures 83" square; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1840.

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