Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (296)


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      
  
Baskets of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1900
Nine Patch inside Garden Maze Quilt: Circa 1869;Virginia
  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

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.
Flying Gees Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland
  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

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
Early Hexagons Quilt with Center Star: Circa 1820's
Paisley Bars Quilt: Circa 1870; New York State
  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.

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.
Cheater's Cloth Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Pennsylvania: Circa 1880
Patriotic Centennial Quilt with Eagle Center Medallion
  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.

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.

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