Catalogue: Quilts: 20th Century (121)


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.      
  
Tumbling Blocks Daybed Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Pots of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Pots of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $695

Bright and cheerful quilt of Pots of Flowers that I believe are meant to be poppies. Unexpected black accents give it a deco feel. It's especially effective next to the clear red of the border and flowers. Unwashed condition; circa 1930. Measures 77" x 102"; Pennsylvania origin.

Flying Geese Quilt: Circa 1930; Maryland   $675  

Flying Geese quilt ( closely related to Birds in the Air but with fewer triangles) done in lovely shades of soft pink and grayish blue. Outer two borders quilted with a wide chevron; cable quilted inner border. Spotless condition. Name of maker available to purchaser. Maryland origin; circa 1930. Measures 72" x 76".
Flying Geese Quilt: Circa 1930; Maryland
Corn and Beans Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania
  Corn and Beans Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania   $775

Geometric quilt that comes closest in pattern to Corn and Beans or Fox and Geese. Placement of the blocks, as well as the use of fabrics, makes this soft toned quilt quite dazzling in patterning. There is actually not a secondary or background block. Both take on equal prominence. Shirting plaids and stripes are nicely complemented by the double blue and pink calico prints. Unwashed condition; one tiny brown spot visible in close-up photos. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1910.

Pinwheels Quilt with Matching Pillow Sham: Circa 1920   $775  

This Pinwheels pattern quilt is calm and serene, yet not boring. It is a sophisticated shade of dusty rose done in cotton sateen, giving it something of a "dressed up" feel. The matching pillow sham is a true rarity. It would serve for the purpose for which it was intended, but equally well as a matching dresser scarf or wall hanging. Professionally laundered; nicely quilted. Quilt measures 79" square; pillow sham is 31" x 78". Circa 1920.
Pinwheels Quilt with Matching Pillow Sham: Circa 1920
Wool Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1910
  Wool Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1910   $1,250

Anybody know what the initials SES stand for on this Schoolhouse comforter? My guess is Sex Education School. Very interesting mix of crude and sophisticated. The frame with vertically placed blocks is particularly well designed with color and fabrics deliberately planned. Red outlines each of the black corner blocks; the center 3 blocks of each side have fabrics distinguished from all others in the quilt. Excellent condition with the exception of several missing ties. Circa 1910; measures 62"... Click for details

Thousand Pyramids Quilt with Embroidery; Ca. 1930   $785  

Charming and probably unique Thousand Pyramids quilt with embroidered scenes that include such unusual features as snow capped mountains; shrubbery; trees; flowers; houses; sunrises and clouds. Mint, unwashed condition. Graphic as well as unusual. Finely worked; circa 1930. Measures 68" x 76".
Thousand Pyramids Quilt with Embroidery; Ca. 1930
Floral Wreath Applique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Floral Wreath Applique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $725

Soft and fresh streamlined Floral Wreath pattern quilt. Unusual to have a nine block applique pattern from the 1920's; they are typical of the 19th century. Well quilted; lovely colors. Newly laundered. Measures 81" square; Pennsylvania origin.

Mennonite Baskets Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $1,400  

Cotton sateen Baskets quilt done in luscious shades of tropical fruits. Pristine, unwashed condition. Very well quilted. Fine fabrics and craftsmanship. Background is soft shade of seafoam green. Measures 76" x 95". York County, Pennsylvania Mennonite. Circa 1920.
Mennonite Baskets Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Mennonite Turkey Tracks Quilt: Circa 1920; Ohio
  Mennonite Turkey Tracks Quilt: Circa 1920; Ohio   $1,450

Most unusual Amish/ Mennonite Turkey Tracks quilt from Zoar, Ohio. Both palette and fabrics are out of the ordinary. Done in what appears to be an early acetate(?). Well framed by a Fence Rail pattern border. Pristine condition. Circa 1920; measures 87" x 88".

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