Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (306)


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.      
  
Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Tree Everlasting with Applique Quilt;Ca. 1870
  Tree Everlasting with Applique Quilt;Ca. 1870   $2,200

To the best of my knowledge, this is a unique pattern. The bars are an unusual variation of Tree Everlasting and combined with the Crossed Tulips, I believe it to be one of a kind. The use of solid colors further sets off the wonderful center. Excellent condition; has been professionally washed. Measures 87" x 97"; circa 1870. Pennsylvania origin.

Reversible Barnraising/ One Patch Quilt; Circa 1880   $695  

This bold Barnraising Log Cabin is made of wool challis from the 1870's. It reverses to a cotton calico One Patch. Dazzling use of stripes in the center. Some damage to the wools, much of which is visible in a close-up. It does not detract from the overall dramatic impact of the quilt. Measures 68" x 87"; Pennsylvania origin.
Reversible Barnraising/ One Patch Quilt; Circa 1880
Mennonite Wool Fans Quilt; Ca. 1890; Pa.
  Mennonite Wool Fans Quilt; Ca. 1890; Pa.   $695

This is a classic Fans pattern, well made in nearly all solid color wools. Unusual background color of slate blue/gray. (The photos show the colors as more blue than in reality.) Pink and green embroidery offset the primarily dark colors of the quilt. Cable quilting in the border further adds to the overall depth of the pattern. Very slight fading throughout the border with one area of subtle discoloration visible in overall photo. Circa 1890; Pennsylvania Mennonite. Measures 68" square.

Elongated Hexagons Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pa.   $595  

This is a funky hexagons quilt made of blocks of an unusual elongated shape. Many of the blocks are pieced together of more than one segment of the same fabric. Not the finest piecing but it makes a bold graphic statement with a rich variety of colors and fabrics. Circa 1880;Pennsylvania origin; measures 68" x 78:.
Elongated Hexagons Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pa.
Calico Tumbler Quilt; Circa 1880; Penn.
  Calico Tumbler Quilt; Circa 1880; Penn.   $795

This is an unusual pattern done with a wonderful variety of 1880's calico fabrics. Thumbnails show many of them clearly including several of cheater's cloth. The light spot on the upper left border of the overall image is on the photo only; it is not a spot on the quilt.It is in unwashed condition. Backing is muslin. The size; pattern and variety of fabrics would make this a wonderful wall hanging. It measures 66" x 72". Pennsylvania origin.

Pineapple Log Cabin Quilt; Circa 1870; Pa.   $1,600  

This pattern is known as either Windmill Blades or Pineapple Log Cabin. It is always a pattern with a lot of movement but particularly so with this well balanced example. Made of a rich variety of 1870's calico fabrics enhanced by the solid red border. Pennsylvania origin; measures 73" x 76".
Pineapple Log Cabin Quilt; Circa 1870; Pa.
Chevrons Log Cabin Quilt; Circa 1880; Pa.
  Chevrons Log Cabin Quilt; Circa 1880; Pa.   $975

This is an extremely unusual and bold variation of the Log Cabin pattern surrounded by a fabulous piano key border. Calico fabrics of the 1870's and 80's. Adams County, Pennsylvania origin. Measures 82" square.

Reversible Triangles Quilt; Md.; Ca. 1900;   $595  

This Thousand Pyramids or Triangles quilt is made in an unusual way. Most reversible quilts are two independent tops that are quilted together. In this example, the triangles on the front and back are sewn together, making the same pattern on either side. Made primarily of wool with some cotton flannel. Interesting quilting pattern in the border. Circa 1890; New Windsor, Maryland origin. Measures 76" x 86"
Reversible Triangles Quilt; Md.; Ca. 1900;
Ocean Waves Quilt; Circa 1880, Penn.
  Ocean Waves Quilt; Circa 1880, Penn.   $975

Well pieced Ocean Waves pattern done on a stunning forest green ground.Small triangles make up the waves that are a lively combination of light and dark calico fabrics. Has never been washed and is clean but shows several very slight fade lines. Measures 70" x 87". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

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