Catalogue: Quilts (534)


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.

Reversible One Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1850   $285  

This reversible One Patch doll quilt is made with a beautiful assortment of fabrics dating to about 1850. They are in excellent condition. Both sides have the appealing features of seamed blocks made with several fabrics that are well matched to varying degrees - some are finely done and others not quite. I take this as an indication that it was a practice piece for a young girl. The quilt measures 11 1/2 inches square.
Reversible One Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1850
LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1830's; Vermont
  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

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
Lone Star Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Contained Cotton Crazy Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  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. The zig zag border with repeated fabrics gives a nice sense of order. The back is a Bars... Click for details

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
Crossed Leaves Quilt: Circa 1850; Maryland
Touching Six Point Stars Quilt: Circa 1850;New York
  Touching Six Point Stars Quilt: Circa 1850;New York   Sold

Exquisitely quilted Six Point Touching Stars quilt done in a variety of luscious printed fabrics from the second quarter of the 19th century. Two opposing ends have a wonderful zig zag border that is made of the same diamonds as used to create the stars. The white hexagons each have a wreath and stipple quilting around it. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 82" x 84"; New York State origin.

LeMoyne Stars Quilt; Circa 1880   $1,400  

This red and green Touching Lemoyne Stars quilt is the perfect decor for the holidays. The red is a solid color and green is calico. The quilt would fit perfectly on a queen size bed or make a striking wall hanging. It is quilted with concentric arcs. Measurement are 88" x 90"; condition is excellent. Made circa 1880.
LeMoyne Stars Quilt; Circa 1880
Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1860; New York
  Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1860; New York   $2400.00

Finely pieced Feathered Stars quilt done entirely in a mid 19th century printed dress fabric that "reads" as marigold. It has a wonderful sunshiny glow to the color. It is well quilted with half inch squares throughout. Measurements are 78" x 80". The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. New York State origin; circa 1860.

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