Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (321)


Cockscomb and Currants Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $875   

Exquisitely quilted version of the traditional Cockscomb and Currants pattern. Wreaths, flowers and feathers are stitched throughout this lovely applique quilt. The colors have mellowed with age giving a soft tone to this strong pattern. The fabrics are strong and intact. Measurements are 69 inches square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.      
  
Cockscomb and Currants Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Apples Quilt: Circa 1870
  Apples Quilt: Circa 1870   $785

Whimsical would be the best way to describe this unusual fruit quilt. I believe they are meant to be apples but one can also make a case for cherries. Regardless of which you prefer, it is in excellent condition; made circa 1870. It is quilted with concentric diamonds and has a border on three sides that alternates the colors of the fruit. Measurements are 80 inches square.

Hexagons Charm Quilt: Circa 1870's; Pennsylvania   $1,975  

This Hexagons quilt is unusual for several reasons. It is a charm quilt which means that no fabric is repeated. Many are similar but on close examination it is evident that they are not the same print. The overall design of the pattern is also well out of the ordinary. A number of the fabrics have figures and animals. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 82" x 88", large for the 1870's when it was made. Pennsylvania origin.
Hexagons Charm Quilt: Circa 1870's; Pennsylvania
Three Patch in Triangles Quilt: Circa 1870's; Pennsylvania
  Three Patch in Triangles Quilt: Circa 1870's; Pennsylvania   $735

This geometric quilt looks as though it would be a known pattern but I have been unable to locate another. I have given it a descriptive name but one would more accurately have to call it a Three and a Half Patch pattern. Setting it in strips with good use of lights and darks gives it lots of movement. Regardless of what one calls it, it is an interesting pattern made with beautiful fabrics that date from the 1850's to 1870's. There is some very light staining but the quilt has so much going on... Click for details

Reversible One Patch and Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1880's; Maryland   $395  

This reversible comforter is probably meant to have the Nine Patch as the front as that is the side on which it is tied. To my eye, the One Patch is far more beautiful as both the color combination and the printed fabrics are luscious. The primary red print has birds in nests. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It is from Frederick County, Maryland; circa 1880's.
Reversible One Patch and Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1880's; Maryland
Laurel Leaf Quilt: Circa 1860
  Laurel Leaf Quilt: Circa 1860   $1,875

This well designed, bold Laurel Leaf quilt is a traditional pattern done in an unusual way. The same block is repeated throughout but the placement of color and the double sawtooth frames makes it appear as though more is going on. It gives it a contemporary feel even though it was made in the 1860's.The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 72" x 73".

Original Applique Quilt with Oakleaves: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $2,250  

This beautiful applique quilt appears to be an original pattern alternating with traditional oakleaves. The red fabric is as unusual as the pattern. It is very well quilted with wreaths between the applique. The centers have different designs including hearts; stars; apples; flowers and a pear. The quilt is in excellent unwashed condition. There is slight unevenness to the background that could be remedied with a wash but I don't feel it is necessary. Measurements are 86" x 88". Pennsylvania... Click for details
Original Applique Quilt with Oakleaves: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
Shoo Fly Quilt: Circa 1880's
  Shoo Fly Quilt: Circa 1880's   $695

This quilt most closely known as Shoo Fly (aka Alamanizer) is an unusual combination of elegant and country. The basic quilting; medium thick batting and plaid ground give it a very country feel. At the same time, there is a blue glazed cotton used throughout that is most often seen in far "dressier" pieces. The maker evidently had an eye for detail as in the lower right block, she pieced the same blue striped fabric in four different designs. The quilt measures 82" x 88". Found in Pennsylvania... Click for details

Pots of Flowers Quilt: Dated 1876; Pennsylvania   $2,985  

This exuberant Pots of Flowers Quilt is finely quilted and appliqued. It is dated 1876 in quilting with initials EG. Abutting hearts in the center are a lovely design but the star they form makes it even more special. The center design is surrounded by a quilted wreath. Partial wreaths are throughout the body of the quilt. Flower buds in the pots are repeated in the border to make it all a perfectly unified design. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in mint condition.... Click for details
Pots of Flowers Quilt: Dated 1876; Pennsylvania
Postage Stamp Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Postage Stamp Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,095

This Postage Stamp quilt forms a wonderful overall pattern by the use of light and dark fabrics. Both prints and solids are incorporated in this dramatic design. The red and white polka dot material of the border is continued within the quilt to create the triangles on each side.The backing is an ivory tone cotton sateen. The quilt is in excellent condition. It is from Pennsylvania; last quarter of the 19th century. Measurements are 74" x 76".

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