Catalogue: Quilts: 20th Century (121)

Lancaster County Amish Sunshine and Shadow quilt: Circa 1910   $3,650   

It is safe to say that this Lancaster County Amish Sunshine and Shadow quilt is the best of its type. The colors are the rich jewel tones that are most sought after. Exactly the right amount of red is well placed to make the colors "pop". The quilting is finely done with traditional feathering in the outer border. Condition is as pristine as the day it was made more than 100 years ago. The quilt is made of fine wools on both front and back. The letter R is cross stitched on a back corner. The... Click for details      
Lancaster County Amish Sunshine and Shadow quilt: Circa 1910
Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1920
  Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1920   $735

It is difficult to say if this lovely applique quilt was meant to depict a specific flower or simply a graceful, five petal generic blossom. The color is certainly cornflower blue but I do not know whether it is meant to be that flower. Regardless, it is made of beautiful soft tones that combine well together. Buds along the edge make a terrific border. It is well appliqued and quilted. Stems are embroidered. The quilt is made of a fine cotton sateen. It is in pristine, unwashed... Click for details

Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $735  

This is an especially nice example of one of the most popular quilt patterns of the 1930's. The "gardens" are made on a small scale with a nice variety of solid and printed fabrics. Many of the prints are from feedsacks. The sashing is the perfect solid color blue. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Scalloped edges give a graceful finish. The quilt measures 84" x 88", suitable for a double or queen size bed. Dauphin County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $2,200

This is a particularly fine example of the desirable New York Beauty pattern. The colors really seem to give off the glow of sunshine. It is well quilted with overlapping circles that are a terrific complement to the round pieced pattern. The New York Beauty pattern was named by Mountain Mist in 1930 when they published it with recommendations for this particular color combination and quilting patterns. Variations of the pattern had been known prior to 1930 but not with this name. It is in... Click for details

Pair of Floral Applique Quilts: Circa 1930   $1,075  

This is a beautiful PAIR of floral applique quilts from the 1930's. They are light, airy and graceful in design. Scalloped edges wonderfully continue the curved theme. Embroidered details add depth to the flowers.The quilts measure 74" x 84" to the outer edge of the scallops. They would fit either single or double beds. Condition is excellent; made circa 1930. Priced for the pair.
Pair of Floral Applique Quilts: Circa 1930
Nine Patch Signature Quilt: Dated 1933; Indiana
  Nine Patch Signature Quilt: Dated 1933; Indiana   $1,075

This unusual Nine Patch Signature Quilt is signed with 1000 embroidered names. Written in ink on the back it says "Made by Miss Jennie Neff's S.S.Class 1933 Howard Earl Smith from Grandma Cowher". I presume SS refers to a Sunday school class and that Howard Earl Smith was the the pastor. I am also assuming that the 1000 names are those of the parishoners as it is far too many for a single class. Why Grandma Cowher was the donor is something of a mystery. Perhaps she actually made the quilt... Click for details

Floral Bouquet Quilt: Circa 1930; Illinois   $675  

This floral bouquet quilt has the pixilated look often seen in the designs of quilt designer, Anne Orr (1875- 1946). Orr was the needlework editor of Good Housekeeping magazine for 20 years, beginning in 1921. In the late 20's, she added traditional quilt patterns to her offerings and by the 1930's, she began designing her own patterns as well. Orr patterns are usually solid colors and use geometric pieces to create floral designs. This quilt measures 74" x 80". The green in the central frame... Click for details
Floral Bouquet Quilt: Circa 1930; Illinois
Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1890
  Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1890   $1,875

This Mariner's Compass quilt is exquisitely pieced and quilted. The points of the compasses are as sharp as one would hope. The body of the quilt is elaborately stitched with swirling feather patterns throughout. The border is quilted with diagonal lines. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 71" x 102". Probably made circa 1890 but possibly as late as 1910. The solid color fabrics are more difficult to date than prints.

Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Indiana   $2,400  

This charming Double Nine Patch quilt has smaller than postage stamp pieces. Each block measures a mere half an inch in diameter. It is made entirely of solid color fabrics. Consistent use of red centers enhances the diagonal chain effect.The ten borders repeat the colors used throughout the quilt. The white blocks are quilted with patterns of feathered flowers. Measurements are 75" x 87". Indiana origin; circa 1920.
Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Indiana
Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1900
  Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1900   $1,975

The Schoolhouse is one of America's favorite quilt patterns. This fine example is well designed with houses at right angles framing the primary group. It's interesting that the bottom row can be seen as either part of the vertical grouping or a continuation of the houses creating the frame. The quilt is in pristine condition. It is stitched with straight lines in the body and zigzags in the border. Measurements are 67" x 74". Made circa 1900; probably Ohio origin.

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