Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (304)


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.      
  
Caesar's Crown Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania
Hole in Barn Door Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.
  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".

Irish Chain Quilt: Circa 1880; North Carolina   $885  

Deep and intense are the words that best describe the blue background color of this Irish Chain quilt. Unwashed condition; all solid colors. Orange binding adds a wonderful contrast to the dark brown border. Measures 66" x 79"; North Carolina origin. Circa 1880.
Irish Chain Quilt: Circa 1880; North Carolina
Starburst Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Starburst Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,685

Pulsating Starburst quilt composed of beautiful late 19th century fabrics is contained by three borders. Unwashed condition; Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin. Equally interesting fabrics used for bars on the back making the quilt completely reversible. Circa 1880. Measures 82" x 89".

Wool Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.   $1,075  

Unusual arrangement of Courthouse Steps in which each block is set on the diagonal. Wonderful combination of solids with printed wool fabrics that are set off by the tiny red centers of each block. Measures 68" square; Pennsylvania origin. Slight damage to one corner visible in thumbnail #8. Circa 1890.
Wool Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.
Silk Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.
  Silk Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.   $1,650

Barnraising Log Cabin quilt done in silks and satins with velvet centers making it far dressier and more elegant than most cotton versions. Small scale to the quilt and the blocks. Cotton sateen border and backing with cable quilting throughout the border. Excellent condition. Measures 62" square; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1890.

Philadelphia Pavement Variation: ca. 1880; Pa.   $975  

This Philadelphia Pavement variation is bold and strong in every way. Unwashed condition. A small white spot on one of the blue blocks is part of the paper label from the bolt of fabric, further indication that the quilt has never been laundered. Terrific grouping of fabrics typical of southeastern Pennsylvania quilts of the late 19th century. Equally striking on the reverse Open Center pattern done in a different palette. Measures 80" square; circa 1880.
Philadelphia Pavement Variation: ca. 1880; Pa.
Birds in the Air/Straight Furrows Quilt: Ca. 1890; Pa.
  Birds in the Air/Straight Furrows Quilt: Ca. 1890; Pa.   $1,075

I believe this to be a unique combination of the patterns Birds in the Air and Straight Furrows. Wonderful arrangement of lights and darks makes this country quilt very dramatic. Pristine, unwashed condition. Lebanon County, Pennsylvania origin. Measures 76" x 80". Totally reversible to Bars back on which the quilting, particularly the cable pattern throughout the border, shows even better than on the front. Circa 1890.

Russian Sunflower Quilt: Circa 1870   $2,400  

Rich colors, a strong pattern and beautiful printed fabrics make this Russian Sunflower Quilt one of the best of its kind. Quilting echoes the circular blocks of the sunflowers. Excellent, unwashed condition. Has an old inconspicuous mend less than the size of a dime in one outer border. Measures 74" x 94"; Circa 1870. Probably North Carolina origin.
Russian Sunflower Quilt: Circa 1870
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.
  Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.   $2,200

The depth and richness of colors on this Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt are unparalleled. Possibly unique border. Pristine condition; circa 1870. Border and backing are cotton; body of quilt is wool challis. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; measures 84" square

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