Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (320)


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.

Philadelphia Pavement Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $895  

Unwashed, mint condition Philadelphia Pavement quilt. Border print is beautiful shade of cadet blue, not often seen in quilts of this era. In fact, the entire palette of this quilt is out of the ordinary. Wonderful contrast of dark calico prints with yellow highlights and pink striped centers. Each block measures 1 3/4" square. Pennsylvania origin: circa 1890. Measures 70" x 76".
Philadelphia Pavement Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $2,500

Classic Nine Patch quilt made most unusual by a dramatic stepped border. Beautiful 1870's fabrics. Small scale blocks; each Nine Patch is 3 1/2" square. Several light brown spots due to the unwashed condition. Strong enough to be laundered but not essential. Measures 74" x 88"; Pennsylvania origin.

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.

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