Catalogue: Quilts: 20th Century (121)


Pinwheel Star Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $625   

The Lone Star Quilt has an unusual construction that makes it look like a Pinwheel. Each piece is a parallelogram, rather than the usual diamond shape. They are not all lined up in entirely straight rows which I believe was intentional to create the effect of movement. The colors are vibrant on an especially rich blue ground. Unusual quilting patterns include concentric circles and curlicues that add to the sense of movement. The quilt is in excellent condition with one very light smudge on one... Click for details      
  
Pinwheel Star Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
Patriotic LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1940
  Patriotic LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1940   $825

Hooray for the red, white and blue in this wonderfully complex version of a LeMoyne Stars quilt. Portions of the diamonds used to create each arm of the Stars are also used in between the stars to form a secondary diamonds pattern. Equally clever is the repetition of the diamonds to create a zig zag border. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. The red is a solid fabric with polka dots on the indigo. The background fabric and backing are plain cotton. Measurements are 74" x 90"; made... Click for details

Ruby McKim Tulips Quilt: Circa 1930   $875  

This dramatic Tulips quilt was created by Ruby Short McKim (1891-1976), one of America's most well known quilt designers. McKim sold her first quilt pattern in 1916 and was in her business prime throughout the 1920's and 30's. Many of McKim's floral patterns have a very Art Deco feel as does this stunning Tulips example. It is beautifully quilted and in pristine, unwashed condition. It is interesting that the white blocks repeat the tulips design but with curvilinear patterning. The... Click for details
Ruby McKim Tulips Quilt: Circa 1930
Patriotic Tobacco Flannels Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania
  Patriotic Tobacco Flannels Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania   $5,800

Long before the hazards of smoking became known, tobacco companies offered premiums included with the purchase of cigars and cigarettes. They were often flannel panels with the flags of different countries. The flannels were generally used in one of two ways. The premium was given away by the tobacco company in exchange for coupons that were redeemed for gifts offered in catalogs that were distributed by the tobacco companies. Coupons were gathered and saved until the consumer had enough to... Click for details

Eye of God Quilt with Greek Key Border: Circa 1920; Pa.   $1,875  

This Eye of God quilt is an unusual pattern with an even more rare Greek Key border. The maker took great pains with the construction as the entire quilt is made of 1 1/2 inch squares. To clarify - rather than strips of fabric being used for the ground and colored areas, it is made totally with small squares. It's a strong pattern done in soft, entirely solid colors. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 76" x 88". Pennsylvania origin; circa... Click for details
Eye of God Quilt with Greek Key Border: Circa 1920; Pa.
Lancaster County Amish Sunshine and Shadow quilt: Circa 1910
  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

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
Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1920
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  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.

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
New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
Pair of Floral Applique Quilts: Circa 1930
  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.

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