Catalogue: Quilts (522)


Broderie Perse Chintz Applique Quilt: Circa 1830; Maryland   $8,700   

This exquisite broderie perse (chintz applique) spread is very well documented. It was from The Woodlands, estate of Francis Cassatt Clopper (1786 - 1868) in Montgomery County, Maryland. Clopper was born in Baltimore; became a successful merchant in Philadelphia and moved to Maryland in 1812 with his new wife, Ann Jane Byrne Clopper. Their property included a palatial home; farm; grist mill and blanket factory. This spread is unusual in that the applique is done on a four panel Marseilles type... Click for details      
  
Broderie Perse Chintz Applique Quilt: Circa 1830; Maryland
Four Stars Patchwork Crib Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania
  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.

Amish Hole in the Barn Door Crib Quilt: Circa 1920; Indiana   $1,850  

This Hole in the Barn Door Indiana Amish crib quilt was obviously treasured as it is as crisp and fresh as when it was made 100 years ago. A lengthy note sewn to the reverse describes its history. It was made by Fannie Miller (Hochstetler) who was born in Nappanee, Indiana in 1896. She made it for her son Harvey who was born October 1, 1922. When the quilt left the family, it was sold to David Pottinger, one of the earliest historians and collectors of midWest Amish quilts. The fabrics are... Click for details
Amish Hole in the Barn Door Crib Quilt: Circa 1920; Indiana
Mennonite Log Cabin/Star Crib Quilt; Circa 1910
  Mennonite Log Cabin/Star Crib Quilt; Circa 1910   $975

This unusual Mennonite Log Cabin crib quilt has an equally prominent secondary pattern of an Eight Pointed Star. The red center of each block is often believed to represent the fire in the hearth. The front of the quilt is made of wool with a cotton sateen backing. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 37" x 38"; made circa 1900. The border is an olive green/ brown color.

One Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,285  

The giant X makes a standout of this One Patch crib quilt. Within the One Patches are four Nine Patch blocks giving even more interest to the movement of the eye around the quilt. It is in pristine; unwashed condition. Measurements are 40 inches square. The use of a Bars pattern for the backing is indicative of the quilt's southeastern Pennsylvania origin. Made circa 1880.
One Patch  Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Rose of Sharon Crib Quilt: Circa 1870;Pennsylvania
  Rose of Sharon Crib Quilt: Circa 1870;Pennsylvania   $1,600

There are innumerable variations of the floral applique pattern. This comes closest to Rose of Sharon or Whig Rose but, as is often the case, it is not a standard pattern. Tulip shaped leaves coming from the central flower are an unusual touch. Most original are the appliques to either side of the central flower and the wonderful undulating appliqued border. The red is a solid color and green is a very fine calico print. The quilt is an unusual size - measuring 30" x 40 1/2". It is nicely... Click for details

Postage Stamp Philadelphia Pavement Quilt: Circa 1930's; Pennsylvania   $1,185  

Beautifully crafted and thoughtfully planned Philadelphia Pavement quilt with postage stamp size pieces. Each square measures about 3/4". The condition is as crisp as the day it was made nearly 100 years ago. The colors blend perfectly together and the inclusion of a white row in each block makes it all even more fresh and crisp in appearance. The prairie point (folded triangles) border is a nice finishing edge. Measurements are 85 inches square to the tips of the triangles. Pennsylvania... Click for details
Postage Stamp Philadelphia Pavement Quilt: Circa 1930's; Pennsylvania
Amish Evening Stars Crib Quilt: Circa 1920
  Amish Evening Stars Crib Quilt: Circa 1920   $1,850

Richly colored, beautiful Evening Stars Amish crib quilt that is probably from Western Pennsylvania. The deep indigo ground perfectly offsets the salmon colored stars. The quilt is in pristine condition. Measurements are 37" x 44'. It is all cotton including the gray backing that is turned over to create the machine sewn binding. The quilting is all done by hand with a pattern of squares and diagonal lines in the border. Made circa 1920.

Inscribed and Dated 1845 Wedding Quilt; New Jersey   $3,400  

This overwhelming wedding quilt is made of Variable Star blocks, each a different red printed fabric. All of the blocks are signed with names from New Jersey. The center Compass block has a detailed inked inscription that reads "Samuel C Deacon Mary A Deacon 1846 As we have got married and the most of you are not I hope you will not long tarry in making up the plot Mary A Bodine and Samuel C Deacon was married the 18th day of December 1845 February 4th 1846". Additional drawings and... Click for details
Inscribed  and Dated 1845 Wedding Quilt; New Jersey
Amish Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1930; Oklahoma
  Amish Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1930; Oklahoma   $1,675

This Amish Chinese Coins quilt was made by Mrs. John A. Yoder (Barbara) who was born in Aberdeen, Mississippi in 1885. In 1905 she moved to Oklahoma where this quilt was made about 1930. It was purchased in 1984 by David Pottinger, one of the early collectors and scholars about Amish quilts. Rarely does one have such specific information about the maker of an Amish quilt. In 1996 it was shown in the Fowler Museum of Cultural History. While Mrs. Yoder was not the finest quilter, she had a very... Click for details

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