Catalogue: Quilts: Doll (32)


One Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1830   Sold   

This One Patch doll quilt is one of the earliest I have seen. Fabrics date from the 18 teens to about 1830. They include a beautiful variety of mostly brown tone prints. The center is divided into triangles with all of the other blocks squares and rectangles. It is extremely finely hand pieced. It is a top and back with no batting. Quilting is basic. It is all about the fabrics. Condition is very good. There are two holes smaller than a pea on the inside darker brown border and a water mark on... Click for details      
  
One Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1830
Reversible One Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  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

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
Lone Star Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Nine Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  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

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
Four Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1860
Pot of Flowers Painted Mat: Circa 1870; New England
  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

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 1870
Thousand Pyramids Doll Quilt: Circa 1880: New Hampshire
  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.

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.
Applique Doll Quilt with Log Cabin: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Fence Rail Log Cabin Doll Quilt: 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.

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