Catalogue: Quilts (470)


Spanish American War Patriotic Quilt: Circa 1898   $4,200   

This patriotic quilt was made to commemorate the Spanish American War that took place for 10 weeks in 1898. The main issue was Cuban independence from Spain. Revolts had been occurring for some years in Cuba against Spanish colonial rule. Spain severed diplomatic relations with the United States for its allegiance to Cuba. This nine block quilt depicts eight versions of Old Glory centered with the Cuban flag. The stars are hand appliqued with slight modifications in each flag. Several... Click for details      
  
Spanish American War Patriotic Quilt: Circa 1898
Cake Stand Baskets Antique Quilt: Circa 1920
  Cake Stand Baskets Antique Quilt: Circa 1920   $1,425

For reasons unknown to me, this variation of a Baskets quilt pattern is known as Cake Stand. The triangles make for a more complex design than many Basket quilts are. This example is very well pieced and quilted. The white off blocks are filled with wreaths and elaborate feathering in the border. It is done in a wonderfully soft shade of blue that has just a hint of gray. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in sparkling condition. Measurements are 79" square; made circa 1920.

Red and Green Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1850; Virginia   Sold  

This stunning early applique alternates two unnamed floral patterns. The use of the lighter crossed tulips next to the more complex pattern creates a wonderful balance. The vine and leaf border beautifully envelopes the interior blocks. Quilting is superb, done with wreaths and diagonal lines. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in spotless condition. Measurements are 83" x 88". Virginia origin; made circa 1850.
Red and Green Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1850; Virginia
Pineapple Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Pineapple Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $875

This Pineapple Log Cabin (aka Windmill Blades) Log Cabin quilt is done in an unusual combination of silk and probably some rayons. They are dress and men's tie fabrics from the 1920's and 30's. The darks and lights are well placed to emphasize the whirling pattern. Each piece is outlined with embroidery in a variety of colors.The wide borders are the same cotton fabric as used for the Bars pattern backing. The two opposing ends alternate fabrics. The quilt can be used equally well on the back... Click for details

Feathered Stars Quilt: Maryland; Circa 1850   $2,900  

Finely pieced and quilted Feathered Stars quilt. Each white block is quilted with a different floral motif. The plaid of the stars is a most unusual material. In addition to making a wonderful frame, the double diamond border is a clever continuation of the triangle theme of the feathers. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 86" square. Maryland origin; made circa 1850.
Feathered Stars Quilt: Maryland; Circa 1850
Mountain  Mist Iris Quilt: Circa 1930's; Pennsylvania
  Mountain Mist Iris Quilt: Circa 1930's; Pennsylvania   $875

This softly toned Iris quilt is Mountain Mist pattern R that was copyrighted in 1930. This example is in excellent, unwashed condition. There is a very light smudge near the bottom which one can find only with close examination. The choice of pastel colors works beautifully together. It's interesting that the light blue flowers are of the same shade while all of the others are done with two colors. Quilting is done with diagonal lines. Measurements are 76" x 88'. Pennsylvania origin; made ... Click for details

Rose of Sharon Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,800  

Rose of Sharon goes by several different names. Among them are: Tea Rose; Antique Rose; Whig Rose and Democrat Rose. Regardless of the name, it is a graceful pattern that is rarely seen in crib size. This fine example is beautifully framed with a tulip, leaf and vine border. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 42 inches square. Because it is square, it can be hung on point for dramatic effect
Rose of Sharon Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Rocky Road to Kansas Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Rocky Road to Kansas Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $985

Four point stars are known as Rocky Road to Kansas (aka Kite). This quilt is made with a wonderful assortment of late 19th century printed fabrics. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition It is totally reversible to a Bars pattern with one of the fabrics the same as the ground material on the front and the other a red and green plaid. Measurements are 80" x 84". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.

Caesar's Crown with Applique Border:Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $3,200  

This classic Caesar's Crown quilt is embellished with a swag border with the addition of floral sprigs. There is a single tulip in each corner. It is very well quilted with a variety of stylized flowers. Measurements are 88" square, large enough for a queen or king size bed. Condition is excellent. Pennsylvania origin; made circa 1860.
Caesar's Crown with Applique Border:Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
Ocean Waves Quilt with Baskets Border; Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Ocean Waves Quilt with Baskets Border; Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $795

It is safe to say that this Ocean Waves quilt with a Baskets border is an original and clever combination of patterns. Not only does the border form a wonderful frame, but in addition it creates a zigzag pattern around the body of the quilt. The quilt is from Chester County, Pennsylvania; circa 1890. What it may lack in fine craftsmanship it more than makes up for in graphic appeal. Measurements are 66" x 78".

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