Catalogue: Quilts (522)


Postage Stamp Straight Furrows Quilt Top; Circa 1880's; Pa.   $985   

This Postage Stamp quilt top has over 14,296 pieces. Each square is slightly over half an inch to a side. The maker further added to her design with an elongated triangle border. It is entirely hand pieced. Colors of the many prints are laid out to create a diagonal line of color making for a Straight Furrows pattern. The top is in excellent condition. Measurements are 70" x 80". Pennsylvania origin; made 1880's.      
  
Postage Stamp Straight Furrows Quilt Top; Circa 1880's; Pa.
Silk Hourglass Doll Quilt: Circa 1870
  Silk Hourglass Doll Quilt: Circa 1870   $395

This Hourglass (aka Bowtie) doll quilt is unusually fancy as it is made entirely of silk. The fabrics were most likely dress materials from the 1860's - 70's. The maker cleverly used the same triangles for the border as the body of the quilt. Placing them at right angles, though, gives them a very different appearance. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 12 1/2" x 17 3/4".

Reversible Chintz Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania   $9,500  

This Variable Stars quilt is done with the most beautiful of fabrics, highlighted by a gloriously colored red and blue chintz. The fabric is placed with the utmost of care so that, on half of it, the leafy vine motif creates the outer border. The same fabric is cut in half throughout to create an inner frame. The deep indigo on which the stars are set is especially dense and rich. An added bonus is the chintz bars pattern used for the reverse. It is an entirely double sided quilt, stunning on... Click for details
Reversible Chintz Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania
Ohio Amish Hole in the Barn Door Doll Quilt: Circa 1920
  Ohio Amish Hole in the Barn Door Doll Quilt: Circa 1920   $625

This Ohio Amish Hole in the Barn Door is large for a doll quilt. It measures 18" x 22 1/2". Some would call this size a cradle quilt. Regardless of how one labels it, the quilt is charming. Each block is nicely scaled at 2 3/4" in diameter. It is hand quilted with postage stamp size squares in white thread. The binding is done by machine as is often the case with Amish quilts.The backing is the same blue fabric as used on the front. Condition is excellent. Ohio origin; circa 1920.

Illinois Amish Roman Stripe Quilt: Circa 1880's   $3,600  

This Illinois Amish Roman Stripe quilt is dramatic because of the colors; small scale of the blocks and having them set on a diagonal. The consistent use of the same red fabric for each of the longest strips heightens the diagonal stripe. Upon close inspection, one can see that the opposing black borders are pieced with the same diamond shapes as the body of the quilt. It is made of wool with a machine done pre-quilted backing. The quilt was made by Kate Fugate (nee Sunning). She stated that... Click for details
Illinois Amish Roman Stripe Quilt: Circa 1880's
Broderie Perse Chintz Applique Quilt: Circa 1830; Maryland
  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

Amish Hole in the Barn Door Crib Quilt: Circa 1920; Indiana   Sold  

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

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