Catalogue: Quilts (534)


Maple Leaf Quilt with Botanical Border: Circa 186-   $2,650   

This Maple Leaf quilt (or is it a Peony?) is beautifully made and has an exceptional botanical border. The appliques on the border depict a variety of flowers and fruits that are stuffed and/or ruched. Never before have I seen one done this way. The sawtooth border is a good continuation of the geometry of the Maple Leaves. It is quilted with double squares on point. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. There is ever so slight abrasion to parts of the... Click for details      
  
Maple Leaf Quilt with Botanical Border: Circa 186-
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,425

Striking Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt done in fine wool challis with an elegant glazed cotton backing. The quilt is made with beautifully combined jewel toned printed and solid fabrics. The centers are unusual in that they are Four Patches rather than the usual single block. The binding is a narrow red wool tape. Measurements are 84" x 85". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.

Patriotic Shields Quilt: Circa 1915; Pennsylvania   $1,425  

This patriotic Shields quilt is unusual in both pattern and size. It measures 58 inches square. The quilt is from Hometown, Pennsylvania (Schuylkill County) and was probably made at the time of World War I. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. There are a few light smudges in the border that can likely be removed with washing. The background is made of several different white cotton fabrics. The border is quilted with concentric chevrons that may have been intended as Victory V's. The... Click for details
Patriotic Shields Quilt: Circa 1915; Pennsylvania
Birds in the Air Quilt: Dated 1887; Ohio
  Birds in the Air Quilt: Dated 1887; Ohio   $1,675

This Birds in the Air quilt has the smallest triangles I have seen with this pattern. Each triangle measures 3/4" to a side. It is made with a large variety of fabrics in excellent condition. The large white triangles are beautifully quilted with feather patterning. The quilt is dated "Feb 9."1887." in tiny brown stitches. That is likely the date the maker was able to put down her needle! Measurements are 78" x 82"; Ohio origin.

Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1860   $2,400  

This four part floral applique quilt appears to be an original pattern. Each stem of two flowers is part of a group of four that creates a dense cluster. The same flowers "grow" out of the swag border. It is very well quilted with feathery designs throughout the white sashing. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 84" x 92". Made circa 1860.
Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1860
Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1870
  Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1870   $2450.00

This Evening Stars quilt is well pieced and finely quilted. Each miniature star is 2 7/8 inches in diameter. The white blocks echo the format of the groups of five stars with five miniature wreaths in quilting. Measurements are 89" x 92". Made circa 1879; condition is excellent.

Hexagon Quilt: Circa 1850; Maine   $7,800  

This overall Hexagon quilt is bursting with diamonds and hexagons radiating out from the center. The very center hexagon is a fussy cut duet of roses. Bands of the two shapes are made with an exquisite group of printed fabrics from the second quarter of the 19th century with nice use of light and dark. Quilting is done with diagonal lines. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The fabrics are strong and totally intact. There are a few smudges that are fairly inconspicuous due to the... Click for details
Hexagon Quilt: Circa 1850; Maine
Pieced Pinwheels Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1880; New York
  Pieced Pinwheels Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1880; New York   $985

Unusual center medallion quilt with a Variable Star surrounded by bands of Pinwheels. Three of the corner triangles are a beautiful paisley print, also used elsewhere in the quilt while one corner is pieced as a Log Cabin seen in lower left in photo. The dark browns are offset with small red and white check fabrics that give it some "pop". The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The backing is a solid color that is probably home dyed. It has considerable irregularity to the color... Click for details

Princess Feather Quilt: Circa1860; Pennsylvania   $3,900  

This Princess Feather quilt (aka Prince's Feather) is the ultimate in Pennsylvania Dutch decoration. Both the fabrics and applique make for a rich, full pattern. The wreath center is different, yet very reminiscent of the Princess Feather design. Similarly, the star centers are closely related. The zig zag border inside the leaves; flowers and grapes or berries adds to the intense decoration. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. There is faint shadowing, more visible in some light... Click for details
Princess Feather Quilt: Circa1860; Pennsylvania
Album Patch Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
  Album Patch Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania   $2,950

This is an elegant version of an Album Patch (aka Chimney Sweep) quilt done in a glorious grouping of fabrics from the second quarter of the 19th century. The binding is a hand loomed tape. The center is signed with the name Martha Harper. She was from Yardley, Pennsylvania; born in 1807. The fabric used for the diagonal sashing and border looks to be pieced but is actually one blue and brown printed material. The quilt is in excellent condition. There are several light water marks on the back... Click for details

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