Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (311)


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.      
  
Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1880
  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.

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

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 Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Mennonite Oakleaf Variation Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
  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

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   On Hold

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

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