Catalogue: Quilts (513)


Birds in the Air Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $950   

Dramatic version of a Birds in the Air crib quilt done in a dark green calico. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. Continued use of the triangles to create the sawtooth border was an excellent choice. The white triangles are quilted with squares and the border with double diagonal lines. Measurements are 31" x 36". Pennsylvania origin; Circa 1880.      
  
Birds in the Air Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Lone Star Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Lone Star Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $485

This Lone Star (aka Texas Star or Star of Bethlehem) doll quilt is a terrific miniature. Rarely does one see a small one in this pattern. The quilt measures 23 1/2 inches square. Because it is square, it would look especially good if hung on point. It is well quilted with floral medallions in the corners around the Star; cable in the pink border and diagonal lines in the outer border. The front is in spotless condition. There are scattered small orange spots on the back that do not show... Click for details

Octagons Quilt: Circa 1850; Virginia   $1,650  

The primary pattern is clearly one of Octagons but the joining of the blocks creates secondary patterns of Hourglasses and Stars. This early quilt is made of two indigo prints. Quilting is done in diagonal lines. Two opposing ends have sawtooth borders. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in very good condition. With careful examination, one can see weaknesses in some of the brown flower centers in the blue used for the body of the quilt. Measurements are 88" x 94". It is odd... Click for details
Octagons Quilt: Circa 1850; Virginia
Pennsylvania Album Quilt: Circa 1860
  Pennsylvania Album Quilt: Circa 1860   $24,000

Signed Album Quilt combining traditional with whimsical blocks. At first glance, one does not recognize that it is laid out symmetrically with the same blocks in each corner and middle outer blocks. The center panel with appliqued hearts in hands and arrows has many inked signatures that include the names: John Boyer; Sarah Russell;Henry Pressel; Edgar P Newman; Mary A Proud George Carson and Rozanne Evans. Every block has at least one inked name. Some of them have been located in and around... Click for details

Blazing Star Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $2400.00  

This star variation quilt comes closest to the patterns known as Blazing Star; Mother's Delight and Northern Lights. Regardless of the name, the use of two different length diamonds creates a pattern much like a compass. The quilt is in pristine, un-used condition. The green blocks are quilted with feathered wreaths. The border is a floral chintz with the glaze fully intact. The backing is a stunning blue and brown print. The quilt can be reversed to this side to have two very different,... Click for details
Blazing Star Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
One Patch Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  One Patch Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $735.00

This One Patch Charm Quilt (no fabric is repeated) has especially interesting materials with a number of conversational prints that include roosters; a variety of dogs and horses; equestrians; horse trainers; bunnies and children. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. The fabrics date from the last quarter of the 19th century. Measurements are 80 inches square; Pennsylvania origin

Adam and Evin the Garden of Eden Quilt: Circa 1830's; Vermont   $18,500  

This unique quilt depicting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden is a folk art masterpiece. It was made in Vermont in the 1830's by a member of the Sinclair family. The center of the quilt portrays Creation with the sun surrounded by four phases of the moon. Below the center circle is shown Eve picking the forbidden fruit with a snake rearing its threatening head. To the right we see Eve giving the apple to Adam. At the top, Adam and Eve are driven from the Garden of Eden. An article by Gerald... Click for details
Adam and Evin the Garden of Eden Quilt: Circa 1830's; Vermont
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt: Circa 1850; New York
  Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt: Circa 1850; New York   $1,425

This terrific positive/ negative quilt pattern goes by both the names of Robbing Peter to Pay Paul and Orange Peel. It is made with two deep indigo fabrics both of which have orange printed patterns.The entire quilt is the same fabric with the exception of one end which was used to distinguish the side meant for the top of the bed. It is nicely quilted with four lobed flowers in the large white areas. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are... Click for details

Sampler Crib Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania   $4,000  

One does not often find full size 19th century sampler quilts but those made in the 19th century are as scarce as hen's teeth. The nine blocks of this fine example are beautifully set off on a solid red ground. It is very well pieced. The border has a cable quilting pattern and double straight lines throughout the sashing. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. There is a spot about the size of a pea on one of the bars of the Joseph's Coat block but nothing else to mention. The backing... Click for details
Sampler Crib Quilt: Circa 1880's; 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

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