Catalogue: Quilts: Doll (33)


Four Stars Patchwork Crib Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania   On Hold   

This crib quilt with groups of four Lemoyne Stars goes by either the name Four Stars Patchwork or Diamonds in the Corners. Setting the stars on point gives a nice swirling movement to the pattern. The quilt measures 32 1/2 inches square. It is in pristine, unwashed condition with the pencil marks still visible. It is quilted with diagonal lines. Pennsylvania origin; made circa 1880's.      
  
Four Stars Patchwork Crib Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania
Bowtie Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Bowtie Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $675

It's difficult to imagine a more charming doll quilt than this delightful Bowtie. The contrast of dark and light makes for a strong graphic. The maker was clearly proud to quilt it on a sewing machine as she used white thread to highlight the stitching. The concentric chevrons quilted in the border are a nice decorative touch. The interior is quilted with squares. The quilt measures 14 1/4" x 14 1/2". The front is in pristine condition. Several smudges (visible in thumbnail photos) do not... Click for details

Reversible One Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $195  

This reversible doll quilt has a One Patch pattern on both sides. The side with smaller squares has a triangle border on one end to indicate that it was meant for the head. There is some staining in one of the border triangles but no other condition mentionables. Each piece is outlined with pale yellow embroidery. The reverse side is made up of larger squares (approximately 2 1/2" to a side). The embroidery from the reverse is visible in a pattern of squares within the pieced blocks. Because of... Click for details
Reversible One Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Lone Star Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Lone Star Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $485

This Lone Star (aka Texas Star or Star of Bethlehem) doll quilt is a terrific miniature. Rarely does one see a small one in this pattern. The quilt measures 23 1/2 inches square. Because it is square, it would look especially good if hung on point. It is well quilted with floral medallions in the corners around the Star; cable in the pink border and diagonal lines in the outer border. The front is in spotless condition. There are scattered small orange spots on the back that do not show... Click for details

Nine Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $525  

This Nine Patch doll quilt is well scaled and crafted. Each patch measures about 5/8" to a side. It is made of a beautiful collection of printed fabrics with solid red in the center of each block. It is not densely quilted but the stitches are tiny.The backing is a print with flowers and birds with a nest of eggs. It is brought over to the front to create the binding. Measurements are 10 1/4 inches square. It is in pristine, unwashed condition. Pennsylvania origin; last quarter of the 19th... Click for details
Nine Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Four Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1860
  Four Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1860   $385

This Four Patch Doll Quilt was likely a practice piece for a young girl. The diagonal line quilting along the border, for instance, is clearly an effort at fine stitching yet the wobbliness and irregularity of the lines may indicate it was made by a novice. Similarly, the piecing of the printed triangles fabric on the right border was done by someone who had not fine tuned her skills. In spite of (or because of) these technical flaws, the quilt has a real charm to it. It's made with a nice... Click for details

Pot of Flowers Painted Mat: Circa 1870; New England   $675  

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
Pot of Flowers Painted Mat: Circa 1870; New England
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.

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