Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (304)


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".      
  
Toile de Jouy Quilt - Mohicans at the Waterfall: Circa 1830
Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Ohio
  Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Ohio   $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

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.
Four Patch in NIne Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
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
Baskets of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1900
  Baskets of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1900   $1,575

This Baskets of Flowers quilt could not be more bold and straightforward. It is well pieced; appliqued and quilted. Using the same colors for the details of the Baskets as well as the flowers pulls it all together. At first glance, it appears that the red and green flowers on the left of each basket are done with reverse applique. Closer examination, though, shows that the green was actually stitched on top of the red. The piece is very well quilted with a wreath in each off block and cable... Click for details

Nine Patch inside Garden Maze Quilt: Circa 1869;Virginia   $1,185  

This is an unusual combination of the Garden Maze pattern filled with Nine Patches on point. The Maze is a beautiful shade of blue/gray. It is stronger in color than most of the Nine Patches so it seems to come forward while they recede a bit giving a nice three dimensional quality to the pattern. The backing is a beautiful, soft stripe and floral pattern to which the quilt can be reversed for a second, entirely different quilt. Excellent, unwashed condition. Measurements are 93" x 96. Circa... Click for details
Nine Patch inside Garden Maze Quilt: Circa 1869;Virginia
Flying Gees Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
  Flying Gees Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania   $2,975

This is an early version of a Flying Geese quilt made with beautiful combined, richly colored printed fabrics and a glazed chintz border. It is in excellent, unwashed condition so the chintz fully retains its glaze. The border is quilted with concentric arcs and the body with diamonds. There are several spots on the reverse but they do not show on the front. The quilt measures 82" x 86". It is from Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania (Montgomery County); circa 1850.

Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland   $3,400  

This Feathered Stars quilt is exquisitely made in every way. It is tightly pieced with small triangles to the stars as well as the triple border. Placement of the stars creates wonderful positive/negative images with the off blocks. Floral medallions are quilted in the square off blocks. The diamond shaped blocks are quilted with a variety of floral; fylfot and heart patterns. The quilt is in pristine condition. It has been professionally laundered since these photos were taken and the... Click for details
Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland
Early Hexagons Quilt with Center Star: Circa 1820's
  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

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