Catalogue: Quilts (532)


Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1850; New York   $2,200   

This Delectable Mountains quilt is delectable not just for the name of the pattern. The choices of color and printed fabrics are equally delectable. The quilt has a wonderful zigzag border in a print very similar to the brown used in the body of the quilt.It is in pristine, unwashed condition. New York State origin; circa 1850. Measurements are 83" x 92".      
  
Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1850; New York
Quaker Silk Herringbone Doll Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.
  Quaker Silk Herringbone Doll Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.   $695

This Quaker silk Herringbone doll quilt makes a dramatic three dimensional pattern. It is made of a combination of solid and printed fabrics. They are in slightly delicate condition as one usually finds with silks. It is professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 17 1/2" x 20". The quilt is from Chester County, Pennsylvania; Quaker origin; circa 1870.

Alphabet Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $4,400  

Alphabet quilts are rare and in this eye popping color scheme, even more so. A white pattern on a colored ground is the reverse of what one would usually find in any quilt pattern. The stars used for corner blocks add additional "pop". The quilt measures 68" x 80". It is quilted with concentric circles over each letter and straight lines between. Excellent condition. Franklin County, Pennsylvania origin.
Alphabet Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Lone Eagle Airplane Quilt: Circa 1929
  Lone Eagle Airplane Quilt: Circa 1929   $975

This Airplanes with Eagles quilt pattern was created in 1929 to commemorate Charles Lindberg's 1927 transatlantic flight in The Spirit of St. Louis from Long Island to France. Lindberg flew solo in 33 1/2 hours and became known as The Lone Eagle. The flight made Lindberg an American hero. This quilt alternates pieced airplanes with quilted eagles. It is in excellent condition. Measurements are 68" x 88".

Double Wedding Ring Quilt: Circa 1930; Virginia   $495  

Double Wedding Ring was one of the most popular patterns in the 1930's. In almost all instances, it was made primarily with printed fabrics. This solid color example is far more unusual and, to my eye, more sophisticated. It is made with several closely related pinks and blues and the same red and white creating Four Patches in the center. It is nicely quilted and in excellent condition. Measurements are 74" x 96" to the outer edges of the scallops. Virginia origin; circa 1930.
Double Wedding Ring Quilt: Circa 1930; Virginia
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870;Pennsylvania
  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

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.
Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Thousand Pyramids Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  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.

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.
Streak of Lightning Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Sunburst Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  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

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