Catalogue: Quilts (510)


Princess Feather Quilt: New York   $1,275   

This is an unusual version of a Princess Feather quilt with two striking borders. Each Feather has a unique six lobed floral applique coming off the center eight lobed medallion. The quilt is made of several different solid red fabrics. It is quilted with double diamonds in the body; diagonal rows in the inner border and arced designs in the outer border. There are several small, unobtrusive patches in the border. What it lacks in fine technique it more than makes up for in design. New York... Click for details      
  
Princess Feather Quilt: New York
Princess Feather and Eagles Summer Spread Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.
  Princess Feather and Eagles Summer Spread Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.   $975

This patriotic quilt of Eagles and Stars is an unusual combination with the Princess Feather center medallion. The star in the center of the Princess Feather is a clever way to integrate the two elements. This is a summer spread - that is a top and back with no batting. It is outline quilted on the applique elements. It is in unwashed condition. There are several small spots of color loss on the bottom of one of the eagles but no other condition apologies. Measurements are 67" x 69".... Click for details

Pots of Flowers Stuffed Applique Quilt: Circa 1850   $34,000  

This four block Pots of Flowers quilt is over the top both in terms of design and execution. The flowers; leaves; stems and chain sashing are all heavily stuffed applique. Finely detailed embroidery outlines the applique. Exuberant does not begin to describe the dense design that is so full it has something of an abstract look. The quilt has similarities to the work of Baltimore quilt maker known as Designer Three. Her quilts, as well as this piece, are intense in design and padded applique.... Click for details
Pots of Flowers Stuffed Applique Quilt: Circa 1850
Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1890
  Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1890   $1,800

Delectable Mountains is often a bold, dynamic pattern but in this case, even more so than most. The fabric is a very, very dark blue/ green that in limited light looks black. The use of solid color fabric makes it even stronger. The quilt has a wonderful diamond border. It came from an estate in North Carolina but with no background information. The use of some dark quilting thread leads me to believe it is of Southern origin. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 78" x 86".

Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania   $2,675  

This is a rather elegant version of an Evening Stars quilt. It has a glazed chintz border with pea fowls throughout. The stars are beautiful grouping of brown printed fabrics with reddish brown in each corner. The back of the quilt is a pieced Bars pattern. It is from Ephrata, Pennsylvania (Lancaster County); circa 1850. Measurements are 92" square; excellent, unwashed condition.
Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1920
  Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1920   $735

It is difficult to say if this lovely applique quilt was meant to depict a specific flower or simply a graceful, five petal generic blossom. The color is certainly cornflower blue but I do not know whether it is meant to be that flower. Regardless, it is made of beautiful soft tones that combine well together. Buds along the edge make a terrific border. It is well appliqued and quilted. Stems are embroidered. The quilt is made of a fine cotton sateen. It is in pristine, unwashed... Click for details

Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $735  

This is an especially nice example of one of the most popular quilt patterns of the 1930's. The "gardens" are made on a small scale with a nice variety of solid and printed fabrics. Many of the prints are from feedsacks. The sashing is the perfect solid color blue. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Scalloped edges give a graceful finish. The quilt measures 84" x 88", suitable for a double or queen size bed. Dauphin County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
Mennonite Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870;Pa.
  Mennonite Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870;Pa.   $4,000

This Mennonite Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt is one of the most unusual I have seen. Elaborate embroidery creates a great counterpoint to the hard edges of the log cabin blocks and makes it "dressier" than most wool log cabins. The overlapping circles border is most unusual if not unique for this type of quilt. The solid color green tone is also out of the ordinary. The entire piece is made of wool. It is in pristine condition. Measurements are 72 inches square. Pennsylvania origin; Circa... Click for details

New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $2,200  

This is a particularly fine example of the desirable New York Beauty pattern. The colors really seem to give off the glow of sunshine. It is well quilted with overlapping circles that are a terrific complement to the round pieced pattern. The New York Beauty pattern was named by Mountain Mist in 1930 when they published it with recommendations for this particular color combination and quilting patterns. Variations of the pattern had been known prior to 1930 but not with this name. It is in... Click for details
New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
Pot of Flowers Painted Mat: Circa 1870; New England
  Pot of Flowers Painted Mat: Circa 1870; New England   $657

This painted pot of flowers was probably intended as a decorative table mat. It measures 9 1/4" long x 8 5/8" wide and is professionally mounted on a stretcher that is 11 1/4" x 12". It is signed on the bottom Irena Foater who was probably the proud maker but might also have been the recipient. There is a small right angle tear in the central flower that shows in the thumbnail. There are no other condition issues. Based largely upon the plaid fabric used for the binding, I date this to about... Click for details

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