Catalogue: Quilts (513)


Trip Around the World Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania   $1,285   

This Trip Around the World quilt is as crisp as the day it was made some 125 years ago. It was clearly packed away and totally unused. The outer border is a tremendous fire engine red with white stitching for the cable quilting pattern. The blocks are small with each square measuring just1 1/2" to a side. The colors are beautifully placed combining solid and printed fabrics. The backing is made of two fabrics that are the same floral print in two different color ways. It is pieced to form... Click for details      
  
Trip Around the World Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania
Highly Pieced Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1870's; Pennsylvania
  Highly Pieced Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1870's; Pennsylvania   $9,600

This pieced Center Medallion quilt is an extraordinary sampler of fabrics and design. Each frame is filled with a huge selection of fabrics, most of which are printed. A variety of triangle shapes makes for variation but with consistency. The center Sixteen Patch block draws the eye to a pattern not seen elsewhere in the quilt. The red band is especially effective in emphasizing the structure of the multiple frames. Measurements are 78" x 89"; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa... Click for details

Hourglass Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   Sold  

This Hourglass (aka Bow Tie) quilt is made of a rich combination of fabrics that work beautifully together. The background is a deep blue/green highlighted with a yellow print that combines perfectly with the yellow triangles in the Hourglasses. With careful examination, one sees the deep indigo Hourglasses that are at right angles to the primary ones. The fabrics date from as early as the 1830's to about 1870. The quilt is in pristine, probably unwashed condition. Measurements are 80" x 85".... Click for details
Hourglass Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Triangles Doll Quilt; Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Triangles Doll Quilt; Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $395

This late 19th century doll quilt is made with the same triangles throughout but the use of color gives one corner the look of a Streak of Lightning and the rest Wild Goose Chase. It is in excellent condition with a nice variety of fabrics including a paisley backing. It is tied rather than quilted. Measurements are 12 3/4" x 17"; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.

Lone Star Quilt with Applique: Dated 1857; Maryland   $4,950  

This bold Lone Star quilt is softened with delicate arrangements of flowers and fruit in the white spaces. Each is a different group of flowers and berries one of which also includes three birds. The applique is very finely done with equally well stitched embroidery. It is signed in ink "Charles P. Baile Feb. 1857". Baile (1843-1903) lived in Carroll County, Maryland and fought in the Civil War. Measurements are 90" square. There is a small square of white fabric sewn over the border in each... Click for details
Lone Star Quilt with Applique: Dated 1857; Maryland
Miniature Mosaic Bullseye Quilt: Circa 1870
  Miniature Mosaic Bullseye Quilt: Circa 1870   $9,500

This miniature hexagons quilt is quite astounding on several levels. It has the smallest hexagons I have seen. They measure about 3/4" to a side. The fabrics range from the 1830's to 1870's. The quilt is in mint, unwashed condition. Use of the red circles is terrific in creating a focus. Quilts such as this with thousand of pieces were often made in the late 19th century for competitions at fairs. I hope this got the blue ribbon it deserves! Measurements are 71" x 83".

Economy Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $325  

This Economy Patch doll quilt is made with a wonderful variety of fabrics dating from the 1830's to 1880's. It has a lovely distribution of lights and darks. It is in excellent condition with the small apology of one light diamond that may have been replaced at some point. It is professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 20 1/2" square. Pennsylvania origin.
Economy Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Economy Patch Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania
  Economy Patch Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania   $650

This Economy Patch quilt has been packed away and is as fresh as the day it was made some 125 years ago. The solid and printed reds contrast wonderfully with the variety of multicolor fabrics. Three borders echoing the colors of the body of the quilt tie it all together. The overall palette is somewhat different than one usually sees making for a sophisticated looking country quilt. Measurements are 69" x 79"; Pennsylvania origin.

Floral Wreaths Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $2,150  

This lovely Floral Wreaths quilt has many traditional elements yet shows its own unique personality. The repetition of the flower in the center of the wreath is an unusual variation. Berries or grapes in the border with a leaf different from the interior is also somewhat out of the ordinary as is the sashing separating the blocks. One does not usually see that in applique quilts. It is very nicely quilted with diamonds throughout. Measurements are 63" x 68" which is unusually small for this... Click for details
Floral Wreaths Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Birds in the Air Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Birds in the Air Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1600.00

This Birds in the Air crib quilt is a finely made rendition of a pattern usually seen in full size. It is well quilted with a cable pattern running throughout the triple borders. It has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 39 1/2" x 41". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.

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