Catalogue: Quilts: 20th Century (116)


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.      
  
Corn and Beans Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania
Pinwheels Quilt with Matching Pillow Sham: Circa 1920
  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.

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
Wool Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1910
Thousand Pyramids Quilt with Embroidery; Ca. 1930
  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".

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.
Floral Wreath Applique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Mennonite Baskets Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  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.

Abstract Baskets Quilt: Circa 1930; Pa.   $695  

Whether or not this was meant as a Baskets pattern is subject to opinion; whether or not it is wonderful design is not. Looks equally good when viewed from any direction. Strong diagonal design of the pieced patern is accentuated by quilting in diagonal lines. Excellent condition; professionally laundered. Measures 72" x 86". Circa 1930; Pennsylvania origin.
Abstract Baskets Quilt: Circa 1930; Pa.
Amish Jacob's Ladder Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Amish Jacob's Ladder Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $1,095

Unusual center medallion arrangement of the Jacob's Ladder pattern. This Amish quilt is from Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The format of the quilt was most likely influenced by the center diamond and square patterns of the Lancaster County Amish. Wool fabrics; measures 72" x 82". Crude quilting but great graphics. Excellent condition; circa 1930.

Shirting One Patch Diamond in Square Quilt: Ca. 1920   $1,600  

Subtle and sophisticated One Patch pattern quilt filling a Diamond in the Square. Pristine, unwashed condition. Superb selection and placement of shirting fabrics. Excellent craftsmanship. Central medallion in quilting surrounded by hearts. Difficult to imagine a better example of this type of quilt. Measures 75" square; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1920.
Shirting One Patch Diamond in Square Quilt: Ca. 1920
Rocky Road to Kansas with Embroidery: Circa 1920; Md.
  Rocky Road to Kansas with Embroidery: Circa 1920; Md.  

Funky, unusual version of Rocky Road to Kansas done in wools with embroidered hearts, animals and floral motifs. Measures 37" x 70", a wonderful size for hanging whether vertically or horizontally. Cotton stripe backing also used to create the binding. Circa 1920; Maryland origin.

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