Catalogue: Quilts (510)


Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870;Pennsylvania   $735   

Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt with rich jewel tones. It is primarily made of fine wool challis with an occasional strip of silk. The back is also light weight wool. The centers are done in a way not usually seen. The fact that they are divided into triangles works especially well as it continues the diagonal theme of the Straight Furrows. The lower left corner has a variation in the placement of one block. Some would say this is a demonstration of humility in that only God is perfect. There... Click for details      
  
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870;Pennsylvania
Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $950

Postage stamp blocks make a wonderful combination in this Double Nine Patch quilt. Each block is less than 3/4" to a side. The smaller blocks are combined to a larger Nine Patch pattern. Small Nines between the larger ones make it a very unified design. The browns and pinks together form a lovely, warm palette. The quilt measures 76" x 86". There is a light smudged area along one border but no other condition apologies. Made circa 1880's; Pennsylvania origin.

Thousand Pyramids Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,875  

This wonderful Thousand Pyramids crib quilt is made with a rich variety of late 19th century printed fabrics. The maker continued the pattern theme with larger triangles for the inner border. As if she hadn't pieced enough, she continued with a One Patch pattern for the reverse. The quilt is in mint, unwashed condition. Measurements are 47 1/2" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Thousand Pyramids Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Streak of Lightning Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Streak of Lightning Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,475

This Streak of Lightning quilt is most unusual in its construction. It is made with small triangles, more reminiscent of an Ocean Waves than the usual Streak of Lightning. It is exquisitely quilted with detailed wreaths and hearts in each white block. It is made with a beautifully coordinated selection of printed fabrics. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 82" x 96": Pennsylvania origin. Made 1870's.

Sunburst Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $7,800  

Both the pattern and colors make this Sunburst quilt a really powerful design. I like to think that the center and corners choices of flowers warmed by the sun are a symbolic choice as well as good design. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The body is quilted with postage stamp size squares and a cable pattern in the border. An identical quilt is in the collection of the American Folk Art Museum and is attributed to a member of Alverda H. Hoffman Herb family; Berk's county... Click for details
Sunburst Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Pinwheels Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Pinwheels Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $725

This Pinwheels crib quilt is set up in such a way that it creates an additional pattern of Streak of Lightning with the sashing. It is made with a very Pennsylvania combination of calico fabrics. The sawtooth border is a nice follow through of the triangle theme of the interior of the quilt. There are several very light spots of some color loss on the peach fabric that are visible with close examination but they are very minor. The back is made of different fabrics than the front that are pieced... Click for details

Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $775  

This classic Lone Star (aka Star of Texas or Star of Bethlehem) quilt is finely pieced and quilted. The solid colors add punch to the dramatic pattern. The scalloped edge, in addition to the elaborate quilting, adds softness to this very bold design. Measurements are 84" x 86" to the outside edges of the scallops; pristine condition. Berks County, Pennsylvania; circa 1920.
Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Midwest Amish Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920
  Midwest Amish Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920   $1,685

This Double Nine Patch quilt is artfully laid out. Cherry red corners hug the Nine Patch blocks that are more muted in tone. It is nicely quilted with flower filled wreaths in the brown blocks and a cable pattern in the border. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It is primarily cotton;the blue inner border is wool. Measurements are 70" x 84"; made 1920's. Definitely Amish; probably from Ohio.

Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,085  

At first glance, this Hexagons pattern may look like Seven Sisters. With a closer look, it is evident that these blocks are filled with triangles, not the stars of Seven Sisters. It appears that the maker created a unique design. It is made with an extensive variety of printed fabrics with solid red and orange drawing attention to each of the centers. Measurements are 62" x 78". It is is very good, unwashed condition. There is an area of several inches of color loss on the border. The pattern is... Click for details
Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Sugarloaf Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Sugarloaf Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,085

It's interesting to see how such a successful pattern is made entirely of different size triangles. The quilting patterns repeat the triangles theme. Both the pattern and colors make this a very strong graphic. In case it is not evident on all monitors, the off blocks are dark brown. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 78" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.

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