Catalogue: Quilts (532)


Huge Early Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1850;Pennsylvania   $2,200   

This oversized, early Nine Patch quilt is made with a wonderful collection of printed fabrics from the second quarter of the 19th century. The off blocks are all the same floral print in varying shades of brown. The Nine Patch blocks are a combination of stripes, plaids and floral prints. All are in excellent condition. There is occasional unevenness to the brown with yellow print fabric in the outer triangles. It seems as though it may have been put in the quilt this way as there is no other... Click for details      
  
Huge Early Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1850;Pennsylvania
Thousand Pyramids Charm Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Thousand Pyramids Charm Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $585

In addition to being a finely made Thousand Pyramids doll quilt, this is also a charm quilt meaning that no fabric is repeated. Each triangle is made of a different printed material. I don't believe I know of another doll quilt with this great feature. The quilt measures 14" x 15". It is in pristine, unwashed condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Thousand Pyramids Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   Sold  

This Thousand Pyramids quilt is a charm quilt in that no fabric is repeated. Even the three stripes making up the border are used only once.I have never before seen a Charm Quilt in which names are attached. In this quilt, sixteen names are machine sewn on triangles, all done in the same tan fabric. Were these the names of people who contributed the materials? Difficult to know the significance. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 82" x 84'. Pennsylvania origin; circa... Click for details
Thousand Pyramids Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Nine Patch Signature Quilt: Dated 1933; Indiana
  Nine Patch Signature Quilt: Dated 1933; Indiana   $1,075

This unusual Nine Patch Signature Quilt is signed with 1000 embroidered names. Written in ink on the back it says "Made by Miss Jennie Neff's S.S.Class 1933 Howard Earl Smith from Grandma Cowher". I presume SS refers to a Sunday school class and that Howard Earl Smith was the the pastor. I am also assuming that the 1000 names are those of the parishoners as it is far too many for a single class. Why Grandma Cowher was the donor is something of a mystery. Perhaps she actually made the quilt... Click for details

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

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