Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (304)


Paisley Bars Quilt: Circa 1870; New York State   $1,875   

This unusual Bars quilt is made of two printed fabrics. A paisley pattern is used for half of the Bars and the border. A second, very compatible print is used for the alternating Bars. Quilting throughout is with double rows of diagonal lines. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 72" x 96". New York State origin; circa 1870's.      
  
Paisley Bars Quilt: Circa 1870; New York State
Cheater's Cloth Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Pennsylvania: Circa 1880
  Cheater's Cloth Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Pennsylvania: Circa 1880   $535

This Cheater's Cloth quilt (aka Faux Patchwork) is a beautiful Tumbling Blocks pattern done in rich shades of brown. The back is an equally pleasing check that is often erroneously referred to as homespun but in fact, is machine made.The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 70" x 82". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Patriotic Centennial Quilt with Eagle Center Medallion   Sold  

This patriotic quilt with a central medallion of a stuffed applique eagle is surely one of a kind. It was most likely made to celebrate the Centennial. The quilt is an exceptional combination of both bold and delicate patterns. The wreaths surrounding the eagle are filled with butterflies, a tiny basket, hearts, birds and flowers. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 85 inches x 90 inches.
Patriotic Centennial Quilt with Eagle Center Medallion
Cockscomb and Currants Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  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.

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.
Apples Quilt: Circa 1870
Hexagons Charm Quilt: Circa 1870's; Pennsylvania
  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.

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   Sold  

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

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