Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (320)


Rising Suns Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $4,850   

Some would call this pattern Mariner's Compass. I prefer Rising Suns, particularly with the warm orange centers. Never before have I seen an example so tiny and finely crafted. Each ray is but a tiny sliver. The combination of the Suns with budding flowers appears to be an original combination. Setting it on an indigo ground makes it especially striking and unusual. It is quilted with three geometric patterns. The indigo half blocks are done with a chevron pattern; straight lines on the whole... Click for details      
  
Rising Suns Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
LeMoyne Stars in Garden Maze Quilt: Circa 1870;New York
  LeMoyne Stars in Garden Maze Quilt: Circa 1870;New York   $1,275

Multicolor LeMoyne Stars are set within a printed pink fabric creating a Garden Maze pattern. It is well quilted and in excellent condition. Overlapping circles are quilted in the border and diamonds in the body of the quilt. Measurements are 72" x 84". It is from upstate New York and comes with extensive family information. It is from the same family as the Baskets quilt listed as item # 1387800.

Baskets Quilt; Circa 1880; New York State   $725  

Two features make this Baskets quilt especially lively. The body of each container is made of triangles. The diagonal grid echoes their direction, giving lots of movement to the composition. The use of half baskets makes an excellent border. The corner blocks look like an Hourglass pattern but in actuality, they are the same piecing used for the base of the Baskets. Taken out of context, they look quite different. The quilt has two inked signatures on the back. One is illegible but the other... Click for details
Baskets Quilt; Circa 1880; New York State
Toile de Jouy Quilt - Mohicans at the Waterfall: Circa 1830
  Toile de Jouy Quilt - Mohicans at the Waterfall: Circa 1830   $2,650

This French toile de jouy fabric was undoubtedly made for the American market as it depicts the Mohicans at the Waterfall. The front of the quilt is cotton and the back appears to be linen. The front is in excellent condition. There are some holes on the back that seem to be where the quilt was caught in the bedsprings. The fabric is richly colored shades of red and pink. It does not have any of the brownish tones that show on my monitor. Measurements are 93" x 98".

Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Ohop   $2,475  

This Baskets Quilt has so much going on that it is difficult to know how to name it. An appliqued flower comes out of each basket. It has a triple diagonal sashing intersecting with Nine Patch blocks. Repeated use of the green calico on the base of the baskets; handles and flower stems makes a nice balance to the strong use of solid red. Stems of the flowers are finely embroidered. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It measures 88 inches square. It is nicely quilted with pinwheel... Click for details
Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Ohop
Four Patch in NIne Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Four Patch in NIne Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $965

Finely made Four Patch in Nine Patch quilt from Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Pinned to it is a tag from The Franklin County Quilt Documentation Project. The quilt is made of a lovely assortment of printed 1870's fabrics. The backing is a Bars pattern. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 84 inches square.

Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1900   $1,975  

The Schoolhouse is one of America's favorite quilt patterns. This fine example is well designed with houses at right angles framing the primary group. It's interesting that the bottom row can be seen as either part of the vertical grouping or a continuation of the houses creating the frame. The quilt is in pristine condition. It is stitched with straight lines in the body and zigzags in the border. Measurements are 67" x 74". Made circa 1900; probably Ohio origin.
Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1900
Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880
  Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880   $1,075

This Birds in the Air quilt is made of a wide selection of printed fabrics that date from the mid 19th century to the 1880's. Placement of darks and lights gives a nice diagonal movement to the whole piece. The quilting is done in a pattern of concentric arcs. Condition is excellent; measurements are 66" x 82".

Maple Leaf Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $1,085  

It's unusual to find a Maple Leaf quilt in these colors. They look more like the golden tones of Fall than one usually sees. The blocks are placed in different directions. It is nicely quilted with groups of four hearts in each of the off blocks. Measurements are 86" x 87", ample for a queen size bed and serviceable on a king. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.
Maple Leaf Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania
  Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania   $725.00

It is easy to see how this quilt pattern got the name Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple Log Cabin) for it truly conveys a whirling motion. The change of color to yellow in the four corners gives it an interesting turn. The outer border is a dark green calico not black as it may appear on some monitors. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. The back is a pieced Bars pattern, often seen in quilts of southeastern Pennsylvania. This quilt is from Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; made in the... Click for details

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