Catalogue: Quilts (532)


Birds in the Air Quilt: Dated 1887; Ohio   $1,675   

This Birds in the Air quilt has the smallest triangles I have seen with this pattern. Each triangle measures 3/4" to a side. It is made with a large variety of fabrics in excellent condition. The large white triangles are beautifully quilted with feather patterning. The quilt is dated "Feb 9."1887." in tiny brown stitches. That is likely the date the maker was able to put down her needle! Measurements are 78" x 82"; Ohio origin.      
  
Birds in the Air Quilt: Dated 1887; Ohio
Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1860
  Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1860   $2,400

This four part floral applique quilt appears to be an original pattern. Each stem of two flowers is part of a group of four that creates a dense cluster. The same flowers "grow" out of the swag border. It is very well quilted with feathery designs throughout the white sashing. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 84" x 92". Made circa 1860.

Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   Sold  

This Windmill Blades Log Cabin quilt (aka Pineapple Log Cabin) is as crisp and fresh as the day it was made some 135 years ago. The maker imaginatively added red pinwheels to the centers giving an already dense pattern even more "pop". Six borders work well to contain this pattern that has so much movement. Measurements are 75" x 78". Berks County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1870
  Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1870   $2450.00

This Evening Stars quilt is well pieced and finely quilted. Each miniature star is 2 7/8 inches in diameter. The white blocks echo the format of the groups of five stars with five miniature wreaths in quilting. Measurements are 89" x 92". Made circa 1879; condition is excellent.

Hexagon Quilt: Circa 1850; Maine   $7,800  

This overall Hexagon quilt is bursting with diamonds and hexagons radiating out from the center. The very center hexagon is a fussy cut duet of roses. Bands of the two shapes are made with an exquisite group of printed fabrics from the second quarter of the 19th century with nice use of light and dark. Quilting is done with diagonal lines. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The fabrics are strong and totally intact. There are a few smudges that are fairly inconspicuous due to the... Click for details
Hexagon Quilt: Circa 1850; Maine
Pieced Pinwheels Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1880; New York
  Pieced Pinwheels Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1880; New York   $985

Unusual center medallion quilt with a Variable Star surrounded by bands of Pinwheels. Three of the corner triangles are a beautiful paisley print, also used elsewhere in the quilt while one corner is pieced as a Log Cabin seen in lower left in photo. The dark browns are offset with small red and white check fabrics that give it some "pop". The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The backing is a solid color that is probably home dyed. It has considerable irregularity to the color... Click for details

Princess Feather Quilt: Circa1860; Pennsylvania   $3,900  

This Princess Feather quilt (aka Prince's Feather) is the ultimate in Pennsylvania Dutch decoration. Both the fabrics and applique make for a rich, full pattern. The wreath center is different, yet very reminiscent of the Princess Feather design. Similarly, the star centers are closely related. The zig zag border inside the leaves; flowers and grapes or berries adds to the intense decoration. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. There is faint shadowing, more visible in some light... Click for details
Princess Feather Quilt: Circa1860; Pennsylvania
Turkey Tracks Quilt with Flags: Circa 1880; New York
  Turkey Tracks Quilt with Flags: Circa 1880; New York   Sold

This Turkey Tracks quilt is wonderfully combined with corner blocks of flags and stars. The flags are well made with a curved end to indicate that they are in the breeze. The swag and tassel border is an elegant finish. The quilting alternates between blocks with squares and diamonds. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 82" x 84". New York State origin; circa 1880.

Album Patch Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania   $2,950  

This is an elegant version of an Album Patch (aka Chimney Sweep) quilt done in a glorious grouping of fabrics from the second quarter of the 19th century. The binding is a hand loomed tape. The center is signed with the name Martha Harper. She was from Yardley, Pennsylvania; born in 1807. The fabric used for the diagonal sashing and border looks to be pieced but is actually one blue and brown printed material. The quilt is in excellent condition. There are several light water marks on the back... Click for details
Album Patch Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
Baskets Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Baskets Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,650

Several features make this Baskets Crib Quilt especially appealing. The Baskets are well scaled, measuring just 4 inches tall. The scalloped border is something not often seen in 19th century quilts. The triple diagonal sashing adds nice movement enhanced by the diamonds and squares in the border. Measurements are 42" in width and 41" in length. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Made circa 1880's; Pennsylvania origin.

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