Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (296)


Irish Chain Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $650   

While Irish Chain is a very popular pattern, rarely does one find it on a brown ground. This is the rich color of milk chocolate. It is a solid color with printed yellow and rust or terra cotta color. The brown blocks are quilted with floral medallions. Measurements are 80 inches square; condition is excellent. Made circa 1880; Adams County, Pennsylvania origin.      
  
Irish Chain Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880
  Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880   Sold

The unique centers make this well crafted Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple Log Cabin) quilt an especially fine example. The center of each light block is a square, outlined in red, that is appliqued to the quilt. The entire quilt is made of a terrific group of light and dark printed fabrics that are consistently placed to create the whirling motion one associates with this Windmill pattern. Half blocks are used on all four sides to create a nice frame. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed... Click for details

Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,085  

This Birds in the Air quilt virtually screams of its Lebanon County, Pennsylvania origin. The yellow background is a color most often associated with that area. The quilt is in excellent condition with the exception of brown spots in four triangles clustered in one area.They are visible in the first thumbnail photo. Sewn to the back is a label saying that the maker was Dillie Houser Miller from Lebanon County. She was most likely Adeline Houser Miller (1850-1918), from Schaefferstown. The... Click for details
Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Joseph's Coat Variation Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Joseph's Coat Variation Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,435

This unusual version of a Joseph's Coat quilt pattern has an especially "painterly" quality. Traditionally, one group of the seven colors makes up the entire quilt. This scaled down rendition may be unique. It is from Pennsylvania; circa 1880. The red blocks are quilted with one inch squares. Quilting in the primary blocks follows the outlines of the stripes. Measurements are 72 inches square. There is slight fading to one corner of the backing but the front is in flawless condition.

LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; New York   $1,425  

Polka dot sashing makes this LeMoyne Stars quilt especially lively and vibrant. The primary and secondary stars are made with a beautiful variety of printed fabrics. The double diamond border repeats the shape of the arms of the stars but placement makes them look completely different. The binding is made of the same polka dot fabric as the gating. The quilt measures 75" x 85"; excellent condition; New York State origin; circa 1870.
LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; New York
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.

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.

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