Catalogue: Quilts: 20th Century (115)


Indiana Amish Roman Stripe Quilt: Circa 1920   $2,400   

Stunning version of a Roman Stripe quilt done on an unusual dark brown ground. The quilt is almost all wool with occasional pieces of velvet and cotton sateen. The fabric of the maroon inner border is used throughout the quilt. Both borders are quilted with cable patterns and half wreaths in the interior. The backing is black cotton sateen. This quilt was illustrated in Patricia Coblentz and Robert Bishop's "New Discoveries in American Quilts" published in 1975. It was sold in 1988 by America... Click for details      
  
Indiana Amish Roman Stripe Quilt: Circa 1920
Ohio Amish Star of the East Quilt; Circa 1920's
  Ohio Amish Star of the East Quilt; Circa 1920's   $2,600

This most unusual Ohio Amish quilt might go by either the name Star of the East or North Star. In either case, the six point star presents a powerful image. It is especially dramatic done on a black ground with two shades of blue creating three dimensionality to the star. The quilt is in pristine condition. The black field is quilted with diagonal crosshatching, parallel lines and feathered wreaths. The royal blue inner border has oval leaves and fans in the outer border. Quilting with light... Click for details

Nine Patch and Octagons Quilt: Circa 1920; Maryland   $685.00  

This Nine Patch quilt actually forms two additional patterns. Triangles in the corners of the off blocks create Octagons and the joining of the peach triangles on diagonals creates an Hourglass pattern as well. The quilt is a beautiful shade of peach, not often seen. It is nicely quilted with diamonds in the white octagons and diagonal lines in the triple border. Measurements are 80" x 90", workable on several size beds. Maryland origin; made circa 1920; excellent condition.
Nine Patch and Octagons Quilt: Circa 1920; Maryland
Stencilled Album Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Stencilled Album Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $4,600

Nineteenth century stencilled quilts are true rarities. To find one made in the early 20th century is virtually unheard of.This amazing example is even more unusual for the fact that it is also an album quilt. It was made in Pennsylvania; circa 1920 during the Colonial Revival period. The soft tones reflect the popularity of light, pastel colors in decorating schemes of the era. The 72 blocks are primarily floral but they also include American eagles and owls. The quilt is in excellent,... Click for details

New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1920; Kentucky   $825  

New York Beauty is always a dynamic quilt pattern and this is no exception. The bold red dominates while the soft green and orange are good back ups. The green has faded from a darker version but still holds its own. This is a difficult pattern to execute and the maker did a fine job creating needlelike points on the numerous triangles. The quilt is from Kentucky where for some unknown reason, many New York Beauties originated. Measurements are 65" x 84"; made circa 1920; excellent condition.
New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1920; Kentucky
Patriotic Shields Quilt: Circa 1915; Pennsylvania
  Patriotic Shields Quilt: Circa 1915; Pennsylvania   $1,425

This patriotic Shields quilt is unusual in both pattern and size. It measures 58 inches square. The quilt is from Hometown, Pennsylvania (Schuylkill County) and was probably made at the time of World War I. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. There are a few light smudges in the border that can likely be removed with washing. The background is made of several different white cotton fabrics. The border is quilted with concentric chevrons that may have been intended as Victory V's. The... 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

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