Catalogue: Quilts (521)


Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,400   

This finely made Mariner's Compass quilt is dense in both piecing and use of patterned fabrics. The fabric of printed circles of the background is an imaginative choice to mirror the circular compasses. The points of the compasses and sawtooth triangles are crisp and well defined. The quilt is in unwashed condition with one condition apology. There were some cracks in one side of the border fabric. It has been covered with invisible netting sewn over that end of the entire quilt. The netting... Click for details      
  
Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Fence Rail Log Cabin Doll Quilt: Circa 1890
  Fence Rail Log Cabin Doll Quilt: Circa 1890   $450

This Fence Rail Log Cabin doll quilt is made of richly colored plush velvets. Each block is just 2 inches to a side. The quilt is in a goldleaf frame (not of the period) measuring 13 3/4" x 20". The quilt appears to be in perfect condition although I have not seen it out of the frame. There are a few chips to the frame. The colors are beautifully coordinated. The quilt dates to about the 1890's.

Bowmansville Postage Stamp Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $2,200  

Bowmansville, a small town in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is known for their quilts that are most often Star patterns made of squares. To my knowledge, this variation is unique. The complex and bold overall pattern is made of 1 1/2 inch squares of printed fabrics. The quilt measures 70" square. It is in excellent condition; made circa 1890.
Bowmansville Postage Stamp Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Compass Star Quilt: Circa 1880
  Compass Star Quilt: Circa 1880   $1,275

This Compass Stars quilt is unusual both for the pattern and the fact that the indigo is used as the ground. More often, one would find a navy pattern on a white ground. Four Patch corner blocks show a nice attention to detail. It is very well quilted and in excellent condition. Measurements are 76 inches square; made circa 1880.

Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,675  

This is an extremely finely crafted example of one of America's most classic quilt patterns - Barnraising Log Cabin. It is as crisp as the day it was made in the 1880's. It has a wonderful and unusual border. Rather than the more traditional piano key in which all of the strips face the same direction, this divides in the middle of each side to create a V in the center. It is made of a well placed combination of solid and printed fabrics. Measurements are 82" square. Brownstown, Pennsylvania... Click for details
Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1850; New York
  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".

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.
Quaker Silk Herringbone Doll Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.
Alphabet Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  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.

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".
Lone Eagle Airplane Quilt: Circa 1929
Double Wedding Ring Quilt: Circa 1930; Virginia
  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.

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