Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (305)


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      
  
Sunflower/ Rising Sun Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  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.

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".
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Ca.1870; Pa.
Twentyfive Patch/Chain Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
  Twentyfive Patch/Chain Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania   $2,450

This early Twentyfive Patch pattern is done with a masterful use of fabrics and color. The dark brown corners of each meet to form an additional Four Patch, all done with some of the most lush, unusual fabrics that I have seen. Very good quilting. Has been professionally laundered with several tiny spots remaining. Measures 75" x 78". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1850.

Bear's Paw Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland   $1,650  

This Bear's Paw has the quilting and border treatments typical of many of Maryland's finest nineteenth century quilts. The double sawtooth border encases lovely vine quilting. A wreath within a wreath is quilted in each of the white blocks. Measures 94" x 96". Has been professionally laundered. Maryland origin; Circa 1870; $1650.
Bear's Paw Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland
Cheater's Cloth Straight Furrows Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pa.
  Cheater's Cloth Straight Furrows Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pa.   $450

This is a most unusual Cheater's Cloth fabric done with whimsical detail of the printed embroidery. Three panels are set side by side to effectively create a Straight Furrows arrangement. Unwashed condition. Pennsylvania origin: circa 1880. Measures 79" x 88"; $450.

Centennial Bandanna Quilt with Log Cabin Pattern   $1,950  

The Centennial bandanna forms a central medallion for this Log Cabin quilt done in the 1870's. It's always useful to have a date such as on the bandanna in order to verify the age of the fabrics forming the Log Cabin. Slight fraying on the binding and one split in the interior seen on a close-up. Measures 80" x 91"; Pennsylvania origin.
Centennial Bandanna Quilt with Log Cabin Pattern
Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,875

Crisp and freshly laundered Feathered Stars quilt done in rust and green calico. Well pieced and quilted with several traditional Pennsylvania designs. Circa 1870. Measures 85" wide x 82" long.

Wool Bricks Comforter: Pennsylvania; Circa 1890   $795  

This comforter is like op art of the 19th century. The contrast of the red on black circles tied with white thread atop the rectangles make the pattern really move. The darks are wool suiting fabrics. Clearly, this was made for warmth as it is quite heavy, but it was done by someone with an artistic eye. Area of light discoloration visible in thumbnail but it does nothing to detract from the overall impact. Circa 1890; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 69" x 71".
Wool Bricks Comforter: Pennsylvania; Circa 1890
Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,525

This is one of the most classic of nineteenth century quilt patterns, beautifully done in rust and green calico. The stars and delicate sawtooth border are very well pieced. Nicely quilted with an unusual undulating pattern in the border. Measures 85" square; circa 1870. Has been professionally washed. Pennsylvania origin.

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