Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (314)


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".      
  
Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880
Maple Leaf Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  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.

Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania   Sold  

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
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania
Reversible Flag/Streak of Lightning Quilt: Circa 1890's
  Reversible Flag/Streak of Lightning Quilt: Circa 1890's   $1,975

This double sided quilt has two patterns that are completely different. One side has a creative version of an American flag with 44 stars. For the most part, they are placed in even rows but one is squeezed on an edge and another placed by itself on one of the red stripes. It's a mystery as to why it was placed outside the canton. The American flag had 44 stars for five years beginning July 4, 1891. The forty fourth star was included for the admission of Wyoming into the Union on July 4, 1890.... Click for details

Patriotic LeMoyne Stars Quilt with Wild Goose Chase Border: Circa 1880   $1,950  

LeMoyne Stars are surrounded by more open stars in this wonderful tribute to red, white and blue. The patriotic themed quilt beautifully combines red LeMoyne Stars and border with deep indigo open stars. Within the open stars are others combining the two colors for the perfect integration. The reds are all solid color and the indigo is done with a variety of well blended prints. The quilt is in excellent condition. It is quilted with double rows of diagonal lines. Measurements are 80" x 88";... Click for details
Patriotic LeMoyne Stars Quilt with Wild Goose Chase Border: Circa 1880
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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