Catalogue: Quilts: 20th Century (126)


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.      
  
Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
Bow Tie Quilt: Circa 1910
  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.

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.
Pair of Twenty Five Patch Quilts: Ca. 1930; Pa.
Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam Quilt: Ca. 1930; Pa.
  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.

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

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