Catalogue: Quilts: Doll (31)


Windblown Square Doll Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pennsylvania   $345   

This four block doll quilt most closely resembles the pattern known as Windblown Square. Although it was named that by Ruby McKim in 1930, this version was made some 50 years earlier. It has also been called Whirlpool and Windblown Star. This doll quilt measures 14 inches square. The border is quilted with diamonds. The same red used on the front makes up the entire backing. Condition is excellent. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.      
  
Windblown Square Doll Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pennsylvania
Pot of Flowers Painted Mat: Circa 1870; New England
  Pot of Flowers Painted Mat: Circa 1870; New England   $657

This painted pot of flowers was probably intended as a decorative table mat. It measures 9 1/4" long x 8 5/8" wide and is professionally mounted on a stretcher that is 11 1/4" x 12". It is signed on the bottom Irena Foater who was probably the proud maker but might also have been the recipient. There is a small right angle tear in the central flower that shows in the thumbnail. There are no other condition issues. Based largely upon the plaid fabric used for the binding, I date this to about... Click for details

Hourglass Doll Quilt: Circa 1830's; Pennsylvania   $625  

This Hourglass (aka Bowtie) doll quilt is an especially fine, early example. It is very well hand quilted. It dates to the 1830's. It has been professionally washed and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 11 inches square.
Hourglass Doll Quilt: Circa 1830's; Pennsylvania
Thousand Pyramids Doll Quilt: Circa 1870
  Thousand Pyramids Doll Quilt: Circa 1870   $485

Thousand Pyramids doll quilt with a nice combination of soft brown tone printed fabrics. The floral border is a section of the fabric on the back that consists of rows of cherubs alternating with the flowers used on the front. The quilt measures 16 3/4" x 18". It is in excellent condition with the only apology being a nick in the binding. Made circa 1870's.

Thousand Pyramids Doll Quilt: Circa 1880: New Hampshire   $425  

This Thousand Pyramids doll quilt is also a charm quilt in that no fabric is repeated. It has 104 full size different triangle blocks as well as 16 partial triangles creating the border. Fabrics are from the 1870's and 1880's. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 13 1/2" x 14 1/4"; New Hampshire origin.
Thousand Pyramids Doll Quilt: Circa 1880: New Hampshire
Applique Doll Quilt with Log Cabin: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Applique Doll Quilt with Log Cabin: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,095

This appliqued; pieced and embroidered doll quilt is an unusual combination of pattern and technique. It is divided into an overall windowpane design within which are a combination of flowers and strips much like a log cabin. The entire composition is thoughtfully and imaginatively laid out. The quilt is professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 20" x 20 1/2". Excellent condition; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.

Fence Rail Log Cabin Doll Quilt: Circa 1890   $450  

This Fence Rail Log Cabin doll quilt is made of richly colored plush velvets. Each block is just 2 inches to a side. The quilt is in a goldleaf frame (not of the period) measuring 13 3/4" x 20". The quilt appears to be in perfect condition although I have not seen it out of the frame. There are a few chips to the frame. The colors are beautifully coordinated. The quilt dates to about the 1890's.
Fence Rail Log Cabin Doll Quilt: Circa 1890
Quaker Silk Herringbone Doll Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.
  Quaker Silk Herringbone Doll Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.   $695

This Quaker silk Herringbone doll quilt makes a dramatic three dimensional pattern. It is made of a combination of solid and printed fabrics. They are in slightly delicate condition as one usually finds with silks. It is professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 17 1/2" x 20". The quilt is from Chester County, Pennsylvania; Quaker origin; circa 1870.

Triangles Doll Quilt; Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $395  

This late 19th century doll quilt is made with the same triangles throughout but the use of color gives one corner the look of a Streak of Lightning and the rest Wild Goose Chase. It is in excellent condition with a nice variety of fabrics including a paisley backing. It is tied rather than quilted. Measurements are 12 3/4" x 17"; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.
Triangles Doll Quilt; Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Economy Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Economy Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $325

This Economy Patch doll quilt is made with a wonderful variety of fabrics dating from the 1830's to 1880's. It has a lovely distribution of lights and darks. It is in excellent condition with the small apology of one light diamond that may have been replaced at some point. It is professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 20 1/2" square. Pennsylvania origin.

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