Catalogue: Quilts (536)


Amish Puss in the Corner Quilt: Circa 1920   $1,675   

Puss in the Corner is a pattern in which a Nine Patch is set within a block of uneven sized Nine Patches. How it came to the name is an unknown. This fine example is set on a very dark navy ground. The lighter blues are very effective in creating a chain pattern in addition to the Nine Patch. It is mostly cotton with some wool. The backing (which has some unevenness to the color) may be a home dyed fabric. Baskets are quilted in the off blocks; arcs in the border. The front is in pristine... Click for details      
  
Amish Puss in the Corner Quilt: Circa 1920
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.

Ohio Amish Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920   $1,475  

This Ohio Amish Nine Patch quilt is both traditional and quirky. The colors of the center row and corners are consistently used to make an interesting overall pattern. The corner blocks are wonderfully eccentric . It is well quilted with a variety of patterns including baskets of flowers and stars in the outer border. Measurements are 70" x 79". The front is spotless. There are some stains on the back that do not show through on the front. Made circa 1920; Ohio Amish.
Ohio Amish Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920
Mariner's Compass Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1860
  Mariner's Compass Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1860   $3,650

This pieced Center Medallion quilt has a wonderful assortment of fabrics and patterns that are beautifully blended. The Mariner's Compass is not often seen as the focus of a Center Medallion quilt. It is surrounded by a variety of triangles, then Pinwheels and a Delectable Mountains Border on three sides with Pinwheels on the fourth. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The backing appears to be a home dyed fabric. Measurements are 86" x 93"; probably Virginia origin.

Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania   $835  

This Barnraising Log Cabin quilt is an American classic. It has a very nice variety of late 19th century printed fabrics. The logs are a desirable small scale. The red and green outer borders are good complements to the interior fabrics. It is well quilted with cable patterns in the borders. Mint, unwashed condition. Measurements are 80" x82": Pennsylvania origin.
Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania
Star of Bethlehem Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Star of Bethlehem Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,295

This Star of Bethlehem crib quilt is a wonderful miniature of the classic starburst design. Whole and half stars perfectly surround the central star making a dense design. The fabrics are all strong and intact but there is some discoloration around the outer border. Measurements are 39 1/2" square. Lehigh County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.

Embroidered Eye Dazzler Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $1,975  

In nearly 40 years of specializing in antique quilts (gulp!), I have never seen one made this way. I have seen several pillows but never a quilt.It has a wonderfully sophisticated palette and the look of an eye dazzler. The embroidery is done in a stepped pattern forming diamonds. Each diamond is set in its own block. There is a subtle variation in color forming a rectangle within the overall pattern. The embroidery is done in cotton. The quilt measures 76" x 78". The green and yellow borders... Click for details
Embroidered Eye Dazzler Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Bowtie Crib Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Bowtie Crib Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $495

Unlike many Bowtie quilt patterns, this charming crib quilt has an unusual positive/negative effect. While the primary Bowties are blue, one can also see the white blocks as echoing them. Several different, very closely related solid blue fabrics were used. The border is nicely quilted with overlapping circles. The quilt is in excellent condition. It measures 33 1/2" x 36 1/2". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.

Four Patch Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania   $1,875  

It is remarkable that a simple Four Patch quilt pattern done in just two colors can create such a complex image. The stepped placement of the indigo printed squares creates great diagonal movement. The diamonds within the Four Patch seem to twirl all around the quilt. The eye can focus on either the large printed blocks or smaller pieced ones for the primary design. It is made of several different indigo prints. The quilt was made circa 1850; Pennsylvania origin. Measurements are 82" x 85". It... Click for details
Four Patch Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
Folky Sampler Quilt: Dated 1893; Pennsylvania
  Folky Sampler Quilt: Dated 1893; Pennsylvania   $4,200

This charming Sampler Quilt is appliqued with many of the elements the maker likely saw on her farm. In addition to a horse; cow; rooster; cat; vegetables; flowers and birds it has the most unusual feature of a hand saw! There are also some unidentified appliques. It is difficult to know whether they were meant as abstract shapes or, more likely, had meaning to the maker. The initials A.S are appliqued but unfortunately, not an entire name. The quilt is from Kimberton, Pennsylvania. It is in... Click for details

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