Catalogue: Quilts (519)


Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,685   

The Courthouse Steps Log Cabin quilt is made with a beautiful variety of printed wool challis fabrics. The palette is unusual in that it has soft tones with a predominance of green. The backing is a beautiful brown glazed cotton. The quilt is unusually large for the time period in which it was made. It is 90" x 105", ample for a queen or king size bed. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.      
  
Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Windblown Square Doll Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pennsylvania
  Windblown Square Doll Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pennsylvania   $345

This four block doll quilt most closely resembles the pattern known as Windblown Square. Although it was named that by Ruby McKim in 1930, this version was made some 50 years earlier. It has also been called Whirlpool and Windblown Star. This doll quilt measures 14 inches square. The border is quilted with diamonds. The same red used on the front makes up the entire backing. Condition is excellent. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1880   $1,175  

This quirky quilt is an unusual version of Chinese Coins. The plaid fabric is grosgrain with the horizontal lines used to create the effect of the Chinese Coins striping. Other than the plaid, the fabrics are wool including the One Patch back. The quilt is totally reversible to the One Patch checkerboard back. Measurements are 59" x 75". Made circa 1880.
Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1880
Thousand Pyramids Charm Quilt: Wycoff-Bennett Homestead; NY:Ca. 1870's
  Thousand Pyramids Charm Quilt: Wycoff-Bennett Homestead; NY:Ca. 1870's   $1,675

This Thousand Pyramids quilt is special on two counts. It is a Charm Quilt in that no fabric is repeated. More unusual is that it is documented to be from the Wycoff-Bennett Homestead in Brooklyn, New York. The Homestead is believed to have been built before 1766; it is a national historic landmark. The Homestead has had three owners in its 250 year history. A New York Times article in 2010 quotes the late owners, Annette and Stuart Mont as saying that they did not acquire any of the artifacts... Click for details

Feathered Stars Quilt with Applique Border: Circa 1830's   $1,800  

Delicate and finely made Feathered Stars quilt with an applique border. The berries on the border repeat the printed red fabric of the stars. Deep indigo is introduced for the vine and leaves. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. It is well quilted with alternating leaves and double diamonds in the white blocks. Measurements are 75" x 88". Made circa 1830's.
Feathered Stars Quilt with Applique Border: Circa 1830's
New Jersey Album Quilt: Dated 1867
  New Jersey Album Quilt: Dated 1867   Sold

This 20 block Album quilt is a wonderful combination of original blocks with a few traditional. Each one is signed with information available about the signers. My favorite is the finely appliqued horse from whose mouth is written in ink "I'll take my oats". Other blocks have birds, butterflies and hands. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. Measurements are 72" x 94". New Jersey origin; dated 1867.

Center Medallion Album Quilt: Circa 1860; Maryland SOLD   Sold  

This late version of a Baltimore Album Quilt is very well designed; nicely appliqued and basic in quilting. The center medallion is an unusual format for a Baltimore Album. It is surrounded by alternating fleur de lis and oakleaf blocks with a nice variety of red printed fabrics that date from the 1840's to the 1860's. A quirky touch is the small applique corner blocks around the center. Three of them have three leaves and one has four. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. It is from... Click for details
Center Medallion Album Quilt: Circa 1860; Maryland SOLD
Patriotic LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1940
  Patriotic LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1940   $825

Hooray for the red, white and blue in this wonderfully complex version of a LeMoyne Stars quilt. Portions of the diamonds used to create each arm of the Stars are also used in between the stars to form a secondary diamonds pattern. Equally clever is the repetition of the diamonds to create a zig zag border. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. The red is a solid fabric with polka dots on the indigo. The background fabric and backing are plain cotton. Measurements are 74" x 90"; made... Click for details

Ruby McKim Tulips Quilt: Circa 1930   $875  

This dramatic Tulips quilt was created by Ruby Short McKim (1891-1976), one of America's most well known quilt designers. McKim sold her first quilt pattern in 1916 and was in her business prime throughout the 1920's and 30's. Many of McKim's floral patterns have a very Art Deco feel as does this stunning Tulips example. It is beautifully quilted and in pristine, unwashed condition. It is interesting that the white blocks repeat the tulips design but with curvilinear patterning. The... Click for details
Ruby McKim Tulips Quilt: Circa 1930
Patriotic Tobacco Flannels Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania
  Patriotic Tobacco Flannels Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania   $5,800

Long before the hazards of smoking became known, tobacco companies offered premiums included with the purchase of cigars and cigarettes. They were often flannel panels with the flags of different countries. The flannels were generally used in one of two ways. The premium was given away by the tobacco company in exchange for coupons that were redeemed for gifts offered in catalogs that were distributed by the tobacco companies. Coupons were gathered and saved until the consumer had enough to... Click for details

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