Catalogue: Quilts (529)


Broderie Perse Album Quilt: Dated 1843; New Jersey   $19,000   

This broderie perse album quilt has an unusually large number of blocks totaling 156. The chintz cutouts depict flowers; wreaths; baskets and birds, Written in ink is the date 1843 and Trenton, N.J. It has names from the Vallette; McNeely; Aiken and Coleman families. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition with the glaze fully intact. It measures 103" x 110". Best of all is the tag pinned to the quilt saying it was from the collection of Florence Peto. Mrs. Peto collected; researched;... Click for details      
  
Broderie Perse Album Quilt: Dated 1843; New Jersey
Ocean Waves Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Ocean Waves Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $835

This classic Ocean Waves quilt is enhanced with a sawtooth border. It's interesting to note that the triangles making up the border are actually the same pieces as used throughout the body of the quilt. They have quite a different look when seen in a different context. It is well quilted with floral wreaths in the off blocks and arcs in the border. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 66" x 84". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

LeMoyne Stars Medallion Quilt: Circa 1880   $1,425  

This LeMoyne Stars quilt is set in an unusual way with five of them placed within a center frame. The triple frame replicates the three strips of the border. The quilt is all sold fabrics and in excellent, unwashed condition. It is quilted with feathered wreaths and clamshells. Measurements are 78 inches square; made circa 1880.
LeMoyne Stars Medallion Quilt: Circa 1880
Light and Dark Diamonds Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
  Light and Dark Diamonds Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $985

Striking Light and Dark Diamonds quilt with a beautiful use of fabrics and rich color. In addition to the outlines of the diamonds, the inside creates an Hourglass pattern. The two unusual fabrics on the border are a great enclosure for the diamonds. The quilt is especially well pieced. It is as fresh and crisp as the day it was made some 140 plus years ago. Measurements are 76 inches square. Hershey, Pennsylvania origin; made circa 1880.

Stencilled Album Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $4,600  

Nineteenth century stencilled quilts are true rarities. To find one made in the early 20th century is virtually unheard of.This amazing example is even more unusual for the fact that it is also an album quilt. It was made in Pennsylvania; circa 1920 during the Colonial Revival period. The soft tones reflect the popularity of light, pastel colors in decorating schemes of the era. The 72 blocks are primarily floral but they also include American eagles and owls. The quilt is in excellent,... Click for details
Stencilled Album Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1920; Kentucky
  New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1920; Kentucky   $825

New York Beauty is always a dynamic quilt pattern and this is no exception. The bold red dominates while the soft green and orange are good back ups. The green has faded from a darker version but still holds its own. This is a difficult pattern to execute and the maker did a fine job creating needlelike points on the numerous triangles. The quilt is from Kentucky where for some unknown reason, many New York Beauties originated. Measurements are 65" x 84"; made circa 1920; excellent condition.

LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1830's; Vermont   $2,850  

This LeMoyne Stars quilt is made with a glorious combination of richly colored printed materials. The border consists of two different glazed chintz fabrics with flowers; fruit and birds. The Stars are milk and dark brown chocolate colors with one lone indigo corner block. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Several of the fabrics in addition to the border are glazed. It is quilted with straight lines and outlines around the Stars. The backing is a plain white cotton. Measurements... Click for details
LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1830's; Vermont
Lone Star Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Lone Star Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $985

It's not often that one sees a Lone Star (aka Star of Bethlehem or Texas Star) quilt in a crib size. This fine example is done with perfectly Pennsylvania colors. Four different calico prints are well combined with a fifth one for the backing. The blue corner blocks are nicely quilted with small diamonds and a cable pattern in the border. Measurements are 40 inches square. It is in excellent condition with a pea size smudge in the outer border. There is a tiny hole on the back where it probably... Click for details

Contained Cotton Crazy Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,875  

This Contained Cotton Crazy Quilt is as crisp as the day it was made some 140 years ago. Clearly, it was packed away and never saw the light of day. It wonderfully combines irregular scraps with bits of known patterns in squares set on point. A string sashing separates the blocks. The multitude of fabrics combined with the originality of each block make this a quilt one would never tire of studying. Two of the fabric strips are conversational prints of the heads of dogs.The zig zag border with... Click for details
Contained Cotton Crazy Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Crossed Leaves Quilt: Circa 1850; Maryland
  Crossed Leaves Quilt: Circa 1850; Maryland   $4,500

To the best of my knowledge, this quilt pattern of crossed leaves is an original design. Barbara Brackman illustrated a similar one in her Encyclopedia of Applique (item 23.7) that was seen on an album quilt dated 1846 but I do not know of others. This quilt is made with exquisite workmanship. All of the applique, including the border are stuffed. While it looks like both are solid colors, on close examination one sees a tiny print in the teal fabric. It is finely quilted with tiny diamonds,... Click for details

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