Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (313)


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.      
  
Flying Geese Quilt: Circa 1880; North Carolina
Rose of Sharon Quilt: Circa 1870; Maine
  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.

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.
Cotton Crazy/ Stars Quilt: Circa 1880
Framed Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland
  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.

Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1880; Lancaster Co.,Pa.   $1,435  

Mariner's Compass quilt done in the most typical of eastern Pennsylvania ( Lancaster County, in this case) calico fabrics. Interesting use of the diamond inner border usually seen in Lancaster County Amish quilts. Fabrics are all strong and intact; several very light stains are not obtrusive. Measures 87" square; circa 1880. A well made example of a pattern that is very difficult to execute.
Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1880; Lancaster Co.,Pa.
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.

Hole in Barn Door Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.   $950  

Tremendously unusual arrangement for a Hole in the Barn Door quilt. Dramatic diagonal grid makes it different from other renditions of this pattern. Excellent condition. Circa 1890; York County, Pennsylvania. Measures 73" x 74".
Hole in Barn Door Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.
Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $1,085

A wonderful array of fabrics are integrated in this classic Nine Patch pattern quilt. Some of the fabrics date as early as the 1830's; the most recent are from the 1860's. Professionally laundered and in pristine condition. Tulips quilted between the nine patch blocks;unusual quilting designs in the border. Measures 78" x 88"; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.

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