Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (301)


Early Hexagons Quilt with Center Star: Circa 1820's   $7,600   

Early Mosaic Hexagons quilt with a central star. The star is made of 10 irregular pie shaped pieces. The entire rest of the quilt is made of hexagons. The background looks as though it is solid fabric but in fact, it is made of hexagons of the same material that abut one another. The quilt is made of a glorious combination of fabrics from the first quarter of the 19th century. Quite a few are glazed. The quilt is in excellent condition. It is a top tacked to a linen (?) backing. Measurements... Click for details      
  
Early Hexagons Quilt with Center Star: Circa 1820's
Paisley Bars Quilt: Circa 1870; New York State
  Paisley Bars Quilt: Circa 1870; New York State   $1,875

This unusual Bars quilt is made of two printed fabrics. A paisley pattern is used for half of the Bars and the border. A second, very compatible print is used for the alternating Bars. Quilting throughout is with double rows of diagonal lines. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 72" x 96". New York State origin; circa 1870's.

Cheater's Cloth Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Pennsylvania: Circa 1880   $535  

This Cheater's Cloth quilt (aka Faux Patchwork) is a beautiful Tumbling Blocks pattern done in rich shades of brown. The back is an equally pleasing check that is often erroneously referred to as homespun but in fact, is machine made.The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 70" x 82". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Cheater's Cloth Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Pennsylvania: Circa 1880
Patriotic Centennial Quilt with Eagle Center Medallion
  Patriotic Centennial Quilt with Eagle Center Medallion   Sold

This patriotic quilt with a central medallion of a stuffed applique eagle is surely one of a kind. It was most likely made to celebrate the Centennial. The quilt is an exceptional combination of both bold and delicate patterns. The wreaths surrounding the eagle are filled with butterflies, a tiny basket, hearts, birds and flowers. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 85 inches x 90 inches.

Cockscomb and Currants Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $875  

Exquisitely quilted version of the traditional Cockscomb and Currants pattern. Wreaths, flowers and feathers are stitched throughout this lovely applique quilt. The colors have mellowed with age giving a soft tone to this strong pattern. The fabrics are strong and intact. Measurements are 69 inches square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.
Cockscomb and Currants Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Puss in the Corner Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
  Puss in the Corner Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania   $1,400

This Puss in the Corner quilt (aka Improved Nine Patch) is made of a beautiful assortment of printed fabrics dating from the 1830's to 1850's. The quilt is light and airy with each off block quilted with an 8 petal flower. The fabrics are strong and in excellent condition. There is one area of scattered brown staining on the border and going into two of the adjoining blocks. It is shown in the last thumbnail photo. The quilt is a delight for early fabric lovers as few of the fabrics are... Click for details

Apples Quilt: Circa 1870   $785  

Whimsical would be the best way to describe this unusual fruit quilt. I believe they are meant to be apples but one can also make a case for cherries. Regardless of which you prefer, it is in excellent condition; made circa 1870. It is quilted with concentric diamonds and has a border on three sides that alternates the colors of the fruit. Measurements are 80 inches square.
Apples Quilt: Circa 1870
Hexagons Charm Quilt: Circa 1870's; Pennsylvania
  Hexagons Charm Quilt: Circa 1870's; Pennsylvania   $1,975

This Hexagons quilt is unusual for several reasons. It is a charm quilt which means that no fabric is repeated. Many are similar but on close examination it is evident that they are not the same print. The overall design of the pattern is also well out of the ordinary. A number of the fabrics have figures and animals. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 82" x 88", large for the 1870's when it was made. Pennsylvania origin.

Three Patch in Triangles Quilt: Circa 1870's; Pennsylvania   $735  

This geometric quilt looks as though it would be a known pattern but I have been unable to locate another. I have given it a descriptive name but one would more accurately have to call it a Three and a Half Patch pattern. Setting it in strips with good use of lights and darks gives it lots of movement. Regardless of what one calls it, it is an interesting pattern made with beautiful fabrics that date from the 1850's to 1870's. There is some very light staining but the quilt has so much going on... Click for details
Three Patch in Triangles Quilt: Circa 1870's; Pennsylvania
Reversible One Patch and Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1880's; Maryland
  Reversible One Patch and Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1880's; Maryland   $395

This reversible comforter is probably meant to have the Nine Patch as the front as that is the side on which it is tied. To my eye, the One Patch is far more beautiful as both the color combination and the printed fabrics are luscious. The primary red print has birds in nests. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It is from Frederick County, Maryland; circa 1880's.

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