Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (311)


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".      
  
Starburst Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Wool Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.
  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.

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.
Silk Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.
Philadelphia Pavement Variation: ca. 1880; Pa.
  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.

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.
Birds in the Air/Straight Furrows Quilt: Ca. 1890; Pa.
Russian Sunflower Quilt: Circa 1870
  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.

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
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.
Sunflower/ Rising Sun Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Sunflower/ Rising Sun Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $2,250

An exuberant quilt that is unusual in several ways. The egg yolk colored centers of each sunflower date to about 1890. The three different printed fabrics used for the diamonds all date between 1830 and 1850. Wonderful border treatment really does give the effect of rising suns. Very well quilted; unwashed condition. Fabrics used for the white background have aged to different shades of ivory. If washed, they would likely all be closer to the same shade of white but I prefer to let a quilt... Click for details

Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,985  

Beautifully pieced Feathered Stars Quilt done in pink and green calico, prototypical colors of southeastern Pennsylvania. Unwashed condition; has one very light spot on one of the pink calico areas that only can be seen in certain lights. Extremely dramatic. Measures 78" x 98"; Berks County, Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1870.
Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Ca.1870; Pa.
  Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Ca.1870; Pa.   $1,275

Dramatic version of a Log Cabin Straight Furrows pattern done primarily in wool challis with a few logs in silk. Beautiful fabrics on the front as well as the back which is also pieced. Excellent condition. Circa 1870; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 80" x 90".

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