Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (320)


Elongated Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland   $1,475   

This Elongated Stars quilt is an unusual combination with the Hourglass off blocks. Both are strong patterns that work well together. It is quilted throughout with clamshell patterns. The border is an especially unusual fabric that has a Native American feel. The quilt is made of two white fabrics. The difference one sees in color is not dirt but rather the slight variations in materials. It would probably even out with a wash but I did not feel it was totally necessary. The quilt is from the... Click for details      
  
Elongated Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland
Tumbling Blocks/Six Point Stars Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Tumbling Blocks/Six Point Stars Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,085

This charm quilt ( no fabric is repeated) is both a Tumbling Blocks and a Six Point Stars pattern. The fabrics are especially nice including two pieces of early chintz and a bird in the center. It is in crisp, unwashed condition. Measurements are 64" x 71". East Petersburg (Lancaster County); Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1820's; Pennsylvania   $4,950  

To say that the fabrics in this Variable Stars quilt (aka Ohio Stars) are stunning is an understatement. It is a beautiful combination of pinks and indigos that blend perfectly. The chintz border is cleverly placed to give the effect of an undulating ribbon.The backing is a plain cotton. Quilting is basic - it is all about the pattern and fabrics. Measurements are 95" x 100". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1820's; excellent condition. Colors are deeper and more rich than appear... Click for details
Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1820's; Pennsylvania
Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,685

The Courthouse Steps Log Cabin quilt is made with a beautiful variety of printed wool challis fabrics. The palette is unusual in that it has soft tones with a predominance of green. The backing is a beautiful brown glazed cotton. The quilt is unusually large for the time period in which it was made. It is 90" x 105", ample for a queen or king size bed. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.

Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1880   $1,175  

This quirky quilt is an unusual version of Chinese Coins. The plaid fabric is grosgrain with the horizontal lines used to create the effect of the Chinese Coins striping. Other than the plaid, the fabrics are wool including the One Patch back. The quilt is totally reversible to the One Patch checkerboard back. Measurements are 59" x 75". Made circa 1880.
Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1880
Thousand Pyramids Charm Quilt: Wycoff-Bennett Homestead; NY:Ca. 1870's
  Thousand Pyramids Charm Quilt: Wycoff-Bennett Homestead; NY:Ca. 1870's   $1,675

This Thousand Pyramids quilt is special on two counts. It is a Charm Quilt in that no fabric is repeated. More unusual is that it is documented to be from the Wycoff-Bennett Homestead in Brooklyn, New York. The Homestead is believed to have been built before 1766; it is a national historic landmark. The Homestead has had three owners in its 250 year history. A New York Times article in 2010 quotes the late owners, Annette and Stuart Mont as saying that they did not acquire any of the artifacts... Click for details

Feathered Stars Quilt with Applique Border: Circa 1830's   $1,800  

Delicate and finely made Feathered Stars quilt with an applique border. The berries on the border repeat the printed red fabric of the stars. Deep indigo is introduced for the vine and leaves. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. It is well quilted with alternating leaves and double diamonds in the white blocks. Measurements are 75" x 88". Made circa 1830's.
Feathered Stars Quilt with Applique Border: Circa 1830's
New Jersey Album Quilt: Dated 1867
  New Jersey Album Quilt: Dated 1867   Sold

This 20 block Album quilt is a wonderful combination of original blocks with a few traditional. Each one is signed with information available about the signers. My favorite is the finely appliqued horse from whose mouth is written in ink "I'll take my oats". Other blocks have birds, butterflies and hands. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. Measurements are 72" x 94". New Jersey origin; dated 1867.

Rising Suns Quilt with Applique: Circa 1840; New York   $2,600  

This delicate Rising Sun quilt is beautifully combined with four part appliques. The Suns are 6 1/2 inches in diameter, made with a fine variety of printed fabrics from the second quarter of the 19th century. The construction is interesting in that each Sun in placed within a diamond shaped block with one lobe of the applique in each corner. The quilt has been professionally laundered. Upon very close examination, one can see small darned and weak areas to the red applique. They do dot detract... Click for details
Rising Suns Quilt with Applique: Circa 1840; New York
Mennonite Princess Feather Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Mennonite Princess Feather Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $4,600

The richly colored Princess Feather quilt is a color choice with this pattern seen several times only in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Variations exist in the center motifs but the four block Princess Feather on a rich blue ground with red and orange is a combination found only in Lancaster. This quilt has an especially nice continuation of the appliqued feathers throughout the border. It is well quilted with a waffle design throughout the body. There is a sliver of color loss on one edge.... Click for details

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