Catalogue: Quilts (534)


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      
  
Folky Sampler Quilt: Dated 1893; Pennsylvania
Center medallion Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Center medallion Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,685

This unusual Center Medallion would be described by most as a mother-daughter quilt. The center pieced and appliqued original design was done in the 1860's and the outer frames completed some twenty or thirty years later. The center is a quirky and original design surrounded by more traditional tulips. The red outer frames are done in a calico print from the late 19th century. The quilt has been professionally laundered. There is a little bit of popping to the red sawtooth border as shown in... Click for details

Carolina Lily Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $1,685  

This finely made Carolina Lily quilt is enhanced by the solid and sawtooth frames. The wide white border is an excellent showcase for the quilted feather with stars; leaves and flowers. The off blocks within the quilt alternate star and flower patterns similar to those in the border. It is interesting that rather than all of the flowers facing each other, the bottom row faces up giving a more graceful appearance to the entire composition. The quilt measures 91" x 98", ample for a king size bed.... Click for details
Carolina Lily Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
Album Patch Quilt: Circa 1860; Maryland
  Album Patch Quilt: Circa 1860; Maryland   $695

This classic Album Patch quilt is made with a beautiful selection of fabrics from the third quarter of the 19th century. A rich paisley print is used for most of the sashing and pulls together the many other printed fabrics. A related paisley print is used both within the quilt and as an anchoring border. The quilt is in outstanding condition. Measurements are 77" x 80". Maryland origin; circa 1870.

Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,175  

This Windmill Blades Log Cabin quilt (aka Pineapple Log Cabin) is a very fine Victorian example. The logs are very narrow measuring just 1/4 of an inch. This creates many contrasting light and dark blocks and the swirling effect one expects in the Windmill pattern. The body of the quilt is made of silks and satins with a blue velvet border. There is slight damage to the dark silks near the center where the quilt has been folded for a long time. The number of damaged strips is minimal compared... Click for details
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Irish Chain Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; New York
  Irish Chain Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; New York   $2,975

This lovely Irish Chain crib quilt is framed with the ultimate border. The stepped, curved applique creates a terrific positive/negative image. It is nicely quilted with an echo pattern in the white part of the border and a waffle pattern throughout the quilt. The squares of the Chain measure just 3/4" to a side. The quilt has been professionally laundered. Very close examination reveals three tiny, tiny darned spots on the border but no other condition apologies. Measurements are 28 1/2" x... Click for details

Baltimore Album Quilt: Circa 1846; Maryland   $14,000  

This Classic Baltimore album quilt has all of the fine needlework that one expects to find in this most prized category of 19th century quilts. It is beautifully quilted with tiny stitches and graceful patterns that wraparound the appliqued blocks. The blocks are done with a combination of applique; reverse applique; embroidery and padded applique making for three dimensional blocks. The vine and flowers border beautifully carries through the applique in the body of the quilt. The quilt has the... Click for details
Baltimore Album Quilt: Circa 1846; Maryland
Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $595

This Nine Patch crib quilt is as crisp and fresh as the day it was made in the 1920's. It is nicely quilted with a waffle pattern and chevrons in the border. The quilt is well scaled with each block measuring 3 inches in diameter. It is an ideal shade of soft medium blue that is a little more gray than shows on my monitor. Measurements are 36" x 54"; Pennsylvania origin.

Folky Sampler Crib Quilt with American Flag: Ca. 1920; Massachusetts   $3,800  

It's safe to say that this folky sampler or album crib quilt is a one of a kind. The blocks are appliqued; ruched and embroidered. Many are floral motifs but it also includes an American flag; eagle; stars and moon as well as two not quite determined animals. It's interesting that even though there is a range of detail and skill, it all appears to have been done by the same hand. The front is a wool ground with primarily wool applique and embroidery that seems to be late 19th century. The... Click for details
Folky Sampler Crib Quilt with American Flag: Ca. 1920; Massachusetts
Tumbling Blocks Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Tumbling Blocks Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $695

This Tumbling Blocks quilt is made more special by the fact that it is a charm quilt - that is, no fabric is repeated. Many look similar, particularly the double pinks, but upon close examination it is evident that each is different. It is in very good condition. There is one block with slight wear visible in last thumbnail photo but no other condition apologies. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880. Measurements are 76" square.

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