Catalogue: Quilts (536)


Double X Quilt: Pennsylvania; Circa 1870's   $1,185   

This Double X quilt pattern is also known as Old Maid's Puzzle. The example offered is done in a deep indigo calico with a print of tiny double dots. The unusual deep chevron border is of the same material. It is very well quilted with feathered wreaths in each of the off blocks. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 75" x 83". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.      
  
Double X Quilt: Pennsylvania; Circa 1870's
Drunkard's Patch Mennonite Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Drunkard's Patch Mennonite Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,435

This Mennonite Drunkard's Path quilt is truly an eye dazzler. It certainly lives up to its name of Drunkard's Path. The quilt is very well crafted with the quilting adding great texture to the piece. The diamond inner border is a nice introduction of a totally different shape. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 80" x 82". Lititz, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Cockscomb and Currants Quilt:Dated 1864; Ohio   $10,600.00  

This Cockscomb (aka Coxcomb) and Currants quilt is densely quilted and appliqued. The white areas are filled with trapunto (stuffed work) patterns of flowers and leaves. Two opposing corners have appliqued birds. The scalloped edge is another indication of the care and detail with which this fine piece was made. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Faint inked writing is partially legible along two opposite edges. One can see that it was a birthday present dated... Click for details
Cockscomb and Currants Quilt:Dated 1864; Ohio
Floral Bouquet Quilt: Circa 1930; Illinois
  Floral Bouquet Quilt: Circa 1930; Illinois   $675

This floral bouquet quilt has the pixilated look often seen in the designs of quilt designer, Anne Orr (1875- 1946). Orr was the needlework editor of Good Housekeeping magazine for 20 years, beginning in 1921. In the late 20's, she added traditional quilt patterns to her offerings and by the 1930's, she began designing her own patterns as well. Orr patterns are usually solid colors and use geometric pieces to create floral designs. This quilt measures 74" x 80". The green in the central frame... Click for details

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
Feathered Star Crib Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania
Glazed Chintz Wholecloth Quilt: Circa 1840;Mass.
  Glazed Chintz Wholecloth Quilt: Circa 1840;Mass.   $2,975

This glazed chintz Wholecloth quilt is as crisp as the day it was made some 160 years ago. It was certainly packed away and did not see the light of day. The printed fabric consists of rows of floral bouquets. It is probably English. It is unusual that such an elegant front has a very plain cotton backing. It is quilted with chevron patterns throughout. The quilt measures 96" x 98". It is from the Plumer Humphreys Barton family, one of the first settlers of Newbury, Massachusetts. Made circa... Click for details

Variable Stars Quilt: Circaa 1830's; New York   $2,400  

This Variable Stars quilt is made with a wonderful grouping of indigo and pink printed fabrics that combine beautifully together. The border is a pillar print. Each of the white blocks is well stitched with a different pattern to create a quilting sampler. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 77" x 92". New York State origin with family history available. Made circa 1830's.
Variable Stars Quilt: Circaa 1830's; New York
Sampler Quilt signed Cooper Union:Circa 1860's; New York
  Sampler Quilt signed Cooper Union:Circa 1860's; New York   $4,200

This unusual Sampler Quilt has an embroidered inscription saying "School of Design Engraving Class Cooper Union". Th unusual size (54" x 88") as well as the inscription are indications that it was made purely as a presentation piece. Oral history states that it belonged to Samuel Willard Bridgham (born 1813 in Providence, RI and died 1870 in NY). From its inception, Bridgham became very involved with the US Sanitary Commission. Their office was at 10 Cooper Union. Unfortunately, I have not yet... Click for details

LeMoyne Stars Quilt:Circa 1850; New York State   $2,850  

This stunning LeMoyne Stars quilt actually has two additional patterns. Most obvious is the diamond chain. More subtle is the way the maker placed a patterned block at the center of each chain intersection to create a Puss in the Corner (aka Improved Nine Patch). The quilt is made of a glorious grouping of printed fabrics from the 1830-s - 1850's. The quilt is in excellent condition and is nicely quilted. Measurements are 77" x 92". New York State origin with family history available.
LeMoyne Stars Quilt:Circa 1850; New York State
Garden Maze Quilt: Circa 1880; Virginia
  Garden Maze Quilt: Circa 1880; Virginia   $825

The color and fabric choices make this the most unusual Garden Maze quilt I have seen. It is done with two bold prints that combine well to create a very Fall-like palette. Attached to the quilt is a note saying "Emma from Aunt Lydia". It is from the Orebaugh Family in Timberville, Virginia (Rockingham County). Measurements are 76" x 88". It is in pristine, unwashed condition. Made circa 1880.

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