Catalogue: Quilts: 20th Century (120)


Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania   $725   

Nine Patch quilt on a chambray ground with wonderful gingham checks. Triangles connecting the Nine Patches create octagons in the off blocks making this more than a simple Nine Patch. A lovely country quilt in classic red, white and blue. (On my monitor, it looks more pinkish, but that is not the case.) Pristine, unwashed condition. Measures 73" x 82". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1910.      
  
Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania
Irish Bear Paw Puzzle Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Irish Bear Paw Puzzle Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $1,675

It's difficult to find a name for this dynamic geometric quilt because it forms so many patterns. The basic block is much like a Basket pattern. The adjoining red blocks form a Bow Tie or Hourglass. Each square divided into a red and green triangle surrounded by a peach sawtooth is another way to look at the primary pattern. In sum, it's a fabulous, original piece with a lots of movement. The unlikely combination of these solid colors adds to the drama of the piece. The triangle border is the... Click for details

Maple Leaf Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $725  

Immaculate, unwashed Maple Leaf quilt in lovely soft tones. Nicely quilted with cabled border and starflowers in the white blocks. Measures 77" x 87"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1920.
Maple Leaf Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Iris Quilt: Circa 1920
  Iris Quilt: Circa 1920   $985

Traditional Iris Quilt in lovely shades of pink and dusty rose. Excellent condition; freshly laundered. Measures 80" x 86". Circa 1920.

Strippy Quilt with Fruits; Circa 1930   $485  

Droll seems like the best word to describe this unusual 1930's strippy quilt depicting various fruits. The same fabric was pieced in two different colorways to create an unusual palette. Strawberries, pears and apples were printed to look like lace as well as in solid colors. Reverses to a totally different printed backing seen in last thumbnail. Can be used equally well on either side. Pristine condition; measures 76 x 82".
Strippy Quilt with Fruits; Circa 1930
Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $975

Chinese Coins quilt done in a most unusual palette for the medium heavy wools with which it is made. Soft pastels are not the norm for wool comforters. Pristine condition. Lovely fabrics with soft texture and patterning; satin blanket binding. Measures 70" x 78": Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1930.

Bow Tie Quilt: Circa 1910   $725  

Bow Tie pattern quilt unusually set in Four Patch blocks. Great combination of vibrant colors gives this a harlequin feel. Unwashed condition. Bow Tie blocks are quilted in straight lines; the solid blocks are quilted with diagonal lines, all contributing to the sense of vibrancy and movement of the quilt. Measures 77" x 81"; circa 1910.
Bow Tie Quilt: Circa 1910
Pair of Twenty Five Patch Quilts: Ca. 1930; Pa.
  Pair of Twenty Five Patch Quilts: Ca. 1930; Pa.   $1,450

Pristine pair of Twenty Five Patch quilts in unwashed condition. Wonderful selection of printed fabrics set off against a solid green background. Measure 63" x 86"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1930.

Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam Quilt: Ca. 1930; Pa.   $695  

Sunbonnet Sue has a friend! Charming combination of Sue with her male counterpart, Overall Sam. Unwashed condition; done on very high quality cotton. Equally suited for a girl or boy. Measures 76" x 85". Leesport, Pennsylvania (Berks County) origin; circa 1930.
Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam Quilt: Ca. 1930; Pa.
Tumbling Blocks Daybed Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Tumbling Blocks Daybed Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $695

Velvets make this Tumbling Blocks Pattern quilt even more alive than this pattern usually is. Wonderful diamond border makes a wonderful frame. Measures 38" x 80", probably made for a daybed. Great size to hang vertically in a stairwell or horizontally over a sofa or fireplace. Cotton sateen backing; both tied and quilted. Pristine condition; circa 1920. Pennsylvania origin.

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