Catalogue: Quilts (529)


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 curvilinear aspect 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.

LeMoyne Stars Medallion Quilt: Circa 1880   $1,425  

This LeMoyne Stars quilt is set in an unusual way with five of them placed within a center frame. The triple frame replicates the three strips of the border. The quilt is all sold fabrics and in excellent, unwashed condition. It is quilted with feathered wreaths and clamshells. Measurements are 78 inches square; made circa 1880.
LeMoyne Stars Medallion Quilt: Circa 1880
Light and Dark Diamonds Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
  Light and Dark Diamonds Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $985

Striking Light and Dark Diamonds quilt with a beautiful use of fabrics and rich color. In addition to the outlines of the diamonds, the inside creates an Hourglass pattern. The two unusual fabrics on the border are a great enclosure for the diamonds. The quilt is especially well pieced. It is as fresh and crisp as the day it was made some 140 plus years ago. Measurements are 76 inches square. Hershey, Pennsylvania origin; made circa 1880.

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.

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