Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (320)


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      
  
Mennonite Princess Feather Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Mennonite Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Mennonite Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $795

Un-used Lancaster County Mennonite Log Cabin quilt in rich colored medium weight wools. The quilt is in pristine condition with an unusual cotton cheater's cloth backing. Measurements s 68" x 73". Circa 1890; Pennsylvania origin. The border is a deep purple, not black as it may appear on some monitors.

Mennonite Oakleaf Variation Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $3,950  

This Mennonite quilt from Lancaster, Pennsylvania takes the traditional Oakleaf pattern to an entirely new level. The five Oakleaf blocks alternate with diamond blocks that create a continuous overall pattern when seen from afar. Double sawtooth borders create the effect of the Tree Everlasting pattern. The quilt is in excellent; unwashed condition. It is well quilted with wreaths in the green blocks and cable patterning in the wide green border. Stitching in the red blocks echoes the appliqued... Click for details
Mennonite Oakleaf Variation Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1870;Pennsylvania
  Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1870;Pennsylvania   Sold

Delectable Mountains is always a desirable quilt pattern and particularly when it is done in indigo and white. This example is unusual for having the sawtooth border on only two sides. It may have been made that way because it went on a bed tucked in a corner. It is well quilted with feathered wreaths in the white triangles and cable patterning in the border. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 82" x 92". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.

Princess Feather Variation Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $1,675  

Princess Feather is almost always done as a four block pattern with each block having feathers radiating from a central design. This unusual example uses the same feathers in a unique design. The feathers gracefully alternate with tulips or maple leaves coming off undulating vines. The pattern looks equally good seen vertically or horizontally. It is well quilted with diagonal lines throughout. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 92 inches square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.
Princess Feather Variation Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
Mennonite Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
  Mennonite Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $1,900

This wonderfully graphic Mennonite Tumbling Blocks quilt (aka Baby Blocks) is made of fine, light wool fabrics from the late 19th century. The colors are deep and rich - perhaps a tad lighter than on the screen. The corners are quilted with the medallion wreath patterns often seen in Lancaster County Amish quilts. The patterns throughout the rest of the border are unusual designs of leaves; flowers and berries. The quilt is in excellent condition. The backing is a printed polished cotton with a... Click for details

Pots of Flowers Stuffed Applique Quilt: Circa 1850   $34,000  

This four block Pots of Flowers quilt is over the top both in terms of design and execution. The flowers; leaves; stems and chain sashing are all heavily stuffed applique. Finely detailed embroidery outlines the applique. Exuberant does not begin to describe the dense design that is so full it has something of an abstract look. The quilt has similarities to the work of Baltimore quilt maker known as Designer Three. Her quilts, as well as this piece, are intense in design and padded applique.... Click for details
Pots of Flowers Stuffed Applique Quilt: Circa 1850
Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1890
  Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1890   $1,800

Delectable Mountains is often a bold, dynamic pattern but in this case, even more so than most. The fabric is a very, very dark blue/ green that in limited light looks black. The use of solid color fabric makes it even stronger. The quilt has a wonderful diamond border. It came from an estate in North Carolina but with no background information. The use of some dark quilting thread leads me to believe it is of Southern origin. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 78" x 86".

Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania   $2,675  

This is a rather elegant version of an Evening Stars quilt. It has a glazed chintz border with pea fowls throughout. The stars are beautiful grouping of brown printed fabrics with reddish brown in each corner. The back of the quilt is a pieced Bars pattern. It is from Ephrata, Pennsylvania (Lancaster County); circa 1850. Measurements are 92" square; excellent, unwashed condition.
Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
Touching Stars Quilt with Applique: circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Touching Stars Quilt with Applique: circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $2,850

This touching Stars quilt has the most unusual addition of appliqued flowers giving a nice "pop" to the already bold pattern. The solid red used for the deep triangle border is another element that adds drama. It is well quilted with small clamshell patterns. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 84 inches square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.

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