Catalogue: Quilts (525)


One Patch Straight Furrows Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $495   

This One Patch Doll Quilt has the colors arranged to create a diagonal Straight Furrows pattern which is usually seen in Log Cabins. Each block is approximately 1 1/8" to a side with a nice variety of light and dark printed fabrics. One of them is especially interesting as it looks like the triangles of a Wild Goose Chase quilt pattern.The backing is an interesting printed fabric not seen on the front. The quilt is in excellent condition. It measures 9" x 11". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania... Click for details      
  
One Patch Straight Furrows Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Broderie Perse Chintz Applique Quilt: Circa 1830; Maryland
  Broderie Perse Chintz Applique Quilt: Circa 1830; Maryland   $7,300

The needlework is exceptionally fine on this Broderie Perse chintz center medallion quilt. The applique is delicately stitched, although it is interesting to note that the maker took a slight shortcut by not precisely outlining the cut out of the chintz motifs. Other than that, she spared no effort. The quilting is of the the best quality. Stitches are tiny and abundant. It is filled with flowers; leaves; wreaths and pineapples in the corners. The quilt has been professionally laundered and... Click for details

Carpenter Square Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,150  

It is not always clear as to how quilt names originated. In the case of the Carpenter's Square, one can see that the pattern relates to the use of geometric tools. The pattern was first used in the 19th century but is very contemporary in appearance. This example has five complex, overlapping blocks. The white off blocks are well quilted with feather patterns. The quilt measures 71" x 75". Made circa 1880; Pennsylvania origin; excellent condition.
Carpenter Square Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Nine Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Nine Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $525

This Nine Patch doll quilt is well scaled and crafted. Each patch measures about 5/8" to a side. It is made of a beautiful collection of printed fabrics with solid red in the center of each block. It is not densely quilted but the stitches are tiny.The backing is a print with flowers and birds with a nest of eggs. It is brought over to the front to create the binding. Measurements are 10 1/4 inches square. It is in pristine, unwashed condition. Pennsylvania origin; last quarter of the 19th... Click for details

Mennonite Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,685  

This Lancaster County Mennonite Baskets quilt is unusual for the small scale of the baskets. Each measures 4 inches tall and is filled with triangles. The off blocks are quilted with cross patterns and cable in the border. The handles are machine appliqued, as is often the case. Everything else is hand sewn.The small scale zigzag inner border is a wonderful complement to the baskets. The background color is a slightly dusty green. The same fabric is used for the entire backing. It is an unusual... Click for details
Mennonite Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Center Medallion Chintz Crib Quilt: Circa 1820
  Center Medallion Chintz Crib Quilt: Circa 1820   Sold

Early block printed chintz center medallion crib quilt. The central panel is a lush basket of fruit; flowers and a bird. The border is a very graceful print of flowers and leaves. The backing, shown in second thumbnail image, is also pieced. The bands on the edges are an Oriental motif with human figures. The fabrics are block printed. There is fading to both sides that is even so it is not offensive to the eye. The fabrics are in excellent condition. Measurements are 39" x 40". Found... Click for details

Early Applique Central Wreath Crib Quilt   $695  

Applique crib quilt with an unusual combination of patterns. The central wreath is surrounded by four compass-like appliques and four stems with leaves that seems as though they flew off the wreath. The three red printed fabrics date to the first half of the 19th century. Backing is a tan printed fabric. The quilt has light staining but has never been washed. It consists of a top, batting and a backing but it is not quilted. Measurements are 35" x 42". Pennsylvania origin; ex-Trish Herr.
Early Applique Central Wreath Crib Quilt
LeMoyne Stars Quilt with Wild Goose Chase; Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  LeMoyne Stars Quilt with Wild Goose Chase; Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $2,750

Finely pieced ,appliquéd and quilted combination of LeMoyne Stars surrounded by frames of Wild Goose Chase triangles. The white blocks are beautifully stitched with feathered wreaths. Half wreaths surround the outside of the Goose Chase. A swag border with quilting echoing the arc of the swags adds a nice curvilinearaspect to the otherwise geometric pattern. The corner blocks are appliqués falcons. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are... Click for details

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.

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