Catalogue: Quilts: Crib (61)


Thousand Pyramids Charm Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $585   

In addition to being a finely made Thousand Pyramids doll quilt, this is also a charm quilt meaning that no fabric is repeated. Each triangle is made of a different printed material. I don't believe I know of another doll quilt with this great feature. The quilt measures 14" x 15". It is in pristine, unwashed condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.      
  
Thousand Pyramids Charm Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Feathered Star Crib Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania
  Feathered Star Crib Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania   $3,850

This stunning Feathered Stars crib quilt has the additional feature of being reversible. The front side is a group of both Feathered and Evening Stars in a wonderful variety of red prints. They are set on a solid glazed blue cotton. The front is in spotless condition. The reverse is a triangles pattern done with two different prints (one with a glaze) and the same solid blue as on the other side. There is one smudge in the center diamond. The quilt measures 42" x 43 1/2". Pennsylvania origin;... Click for details

Pinwheels Crib Quilt: Circa 1910;Pennsylvania   $695  

I am taking the liberty of naming this unusual pattern as Feathered Pinwheels. The four blocks in the center are a traditional Pinwheel but the addition of triangles around it create something new. Placement of the triangles creates an overall diamond pattern in addition. The quilt is made of a small white on blue print. It is very nicely quilted with feathers throughout. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 32" x 34". Pennsylvania origin; circa... Click for details
Pinwheels Crib Quilt: Circa 1910;Pennsylvania
Granny Donaldson Cow Blanket: Circa 1930;North Carolina
  Granny Donaldson Cow Blanket: Circa 1930;North Carolina   $3,800

Kate Clayton Donaldson (1864-1960), aka Granny Donaldson, was known for her whimsical pictorial textiles in which she crocheted human and animal figures and appliqued them to a wool ground. Her pieces always had a tree in the center around which floated a variety of animals; often plants and many times human figures as well. They are always done in soft colors that were very possibly home dyed. Donaldson never repeated a design. This example is professionally mounted on a stretcher that... Click for details

Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1870   $585  

This Nine Patch crib quilt is delicate in every way. It has lovely, soft colors. The center of each Nine Patch block has the same oval wreath of flowers. The sashing is a lacey printed design. It is folded in half to create the border. The crib is machine quilted. The fabrics are strong and in excellent condition. Measurements are 28 1/2" x 34". Probably New England origin; circa 1870's.
Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1870
Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania
  Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania   $575

This Nine Patch crib quilt is simultaneously crude and sophisticated. It is a basic pattern made with an unusual color palette. The consistently white centers surrounded by irregular placement of calico gives it a nice, irregular twinkle. Measurements are 31 1/2" x 38 1/2". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's. Slight fraying to the binding in some places but no other condition issues. The backing is cotton muslin.

Mariner's Compass Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $4,500  

This stunning Mariner's Compass crib quilt is unlike any other I've seen in terms of color palette as well as design. The central Compass is framed with quarter Compasses and a triangle border. Quilting follows the pieced blocks. The quilt is from the Asherman Family of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania ( Franklin County). It is professionally mounted on a stretcher that is wired to be hung either horizontally or vertically. The green is more vibrant than appears on my monitor. If you would like to... Click for details
Mariner's Compass Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $495

This classic Nine Patch crib quilt was made with a well balanced group of fabrics. The top row of similar tones was probably made to indicate the end used for the head. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition.It was made circa 1880; York County, Pennsylvania. The backing is a Bars pattern. Measurements are 40" x 49".

Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Pennsylvania; Circa 1880   $635  

This Nine Patch crib quilt is as crisp as the day it was made some 135 years ago. It is in pristine, unwashed condition. The fabrics are a nice combination of calico prints with an especially unusual material for the border. The two lighter blocks may have been made to indicate that side for the head. One of the squares in the lower right corner is especially dear as it is made of two different fabrics - not quite enough to go around. The backing is a Bars pattern with the same brown print as... Click for details
Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Pennsylvania; Circa 1880
Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $725

This charming crib quilt is made with Nine Patch blocks that abut one another creating a Bars pattern. Between the rows of Nine Patches are four rows of fabric; three of which are different aspects of the same print. The quilt is in very good condition. The fabrics are all strong and intact. There is some very slight discoloration on the pink calico border. Measurements are 40" x 45 1/2". Oley, Pennsylvania (Berks County) origin; circa 1880.

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