Catalogue: Quilts (509)


Huge Early Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1850;Pennsylvania   $2,200   

This oversized, early Nine Patch quilt is made with a wonderful collection of printed fabrics from the second quarter of the 19th century. The off blocks are all the same floral print in varying shades of brown. The Nine Patch blocks are a combination of stripes, plaids and floral prints. All are in excellent condition. There is occasional unevenness to the brown with yellow print fabric in the outer triangles. It seems as though it may have been put in the quilt this way as there is no other... Click for details      
  
Huge Early Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1850;Pennsylvania
Nine Patch Signature Quilt: Dated 1933; Indiana
  Nine Patch Signature Quilt: Dated 1933; Indiana   $1,075

This unusual Nine Patch Signature Quilt is signed with 1000 embroidered names. Written in ink on the back it says "Made by Miss Jennie Neff's S.S.Class 1933 Howard Earl Smith from Grandma Cowher". I presume SS refers to a Sunday school class and that Howard Earl Smith was the the pastor. I am also assuming that the 1000 names are those of the parishoners as it is far too many for a single class. Why Grandma Cowher was the donor is something of a mystery. Perhaps she actually made the quilt... Click for details

Double X Quilt: Pennsylvania; Circa 1870's   $1,185  

This Double X quilt pattern is also known as Old Maid's Puzzle. The example offered is done in a deep indigo calico with a print of tiny double dots. The unusual deep chevron border is of the same material. It is very well quilted with feathered wreaths in each of the off blocks. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 75" x 83". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.
Double X Quilt: Pennsylvania; Circa 1870's
Cockscomb and Currants Quilt:Dated 1864; Ohio
  Cockscomb and Currants Quilt:Dated 1864; Ohio   Sold

This Cockscomb (aka Coxcomb) and Currants quilt is densely quilted and appliqued. The white areas are filled with trapunto (stuffed work) patterns of flowers and leaves. Two opposing corners have appliqued birds. The scalloped edge is another indication of the care and detail with which this fine piece was made. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Faint inked writing is partially legible along two opposite edges. One can see that it was a birthday present dated... Click for details

Floral Bouquet Quilt: Circa 1930; Illinois   $675  

This floral bouquet quilt has the pixilated look often seen in the designs of quilt designer, Anne Orr (1875- 1946). Orr was the needlework editor of Good Housekeeping magazine for 20 years, beginning in 1921. In the late 20's, she added traditional quilt patterns to her offerings and by the 1930's, she began designing her own patterns as well. Orr patterns are usually solid colors and use geometric pieces to create floral designs. This quilt measures 74" x 80". The green in the central frame... Click for details
Floral Bouquet Quilt: Circa 1930; Illinois
Feathered Star Crib Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania
  Feathered Star Crib Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania   $3,850

This stunning Feathered Stars crib quilt has the additional feature of being reversible. The front side is a group of both Feathered and Evening Stars in a wonderful variety of red prints. They are set on a solid glazed blue cotton. The front is in spotless condition. The reverse is a triangles pattern done with two different prints (one with a glaze) and the same solid blue as on the other side. There is one smudge in the center diamond. The quilt measures 42" x 43 1/2". Pennsylvania origin;... Click for details

Glazed Chintz Wholecloth Quilt: Circa 1840;Mass.   $2,975  

This glazed chintz Wholecloth quilt is as crisp as the day it was made some 160 years ago. It was certainly packed away and did not see the light of day. The printed fabric consists of rows of floral bouquets. It is probably English. It is unusual that such an elegant front has a very plain cotton backing. It is quilted with chevron patterns throughout. The quilt measures 96" x 98". It is from the Plumer Humphreys Barton family, one of the first settlers of Newbury, Massachusetts. Made circa... Click for details
Glazed Chintz Wholecloth Quilt: Circa 1840;Mass.
Sampler Quilt signed Cooper Union:Circa 1860's; New York
  Sampler Quilt signed Cooper Union:Circa 1860's; New York   $4,200

This unusual Sampler Quilt has an embroidered inscription saying "School of Design Engraving Class Cooper Union". Th unusual size (54" x 88") as well as the inscription are indications that it was made purely as a presentation piece. Oral history states that it belonged to Samuel Willard Bridgham (born 1813 in Providence, RI and died 1870 in NY). From its inception, Bridgham became very involved with the US Sanitary Commission. Their office was at 10 Cooper Union. Unfortunately, I have not yet... Click for details

LeMoyne Stars Quilt:Circa 1850; New York State   $2,850  

This stunning LeMoyne Stars quilt actually has two additional patterns. Most obvious is the diamond chain. More subtle is the way the maker placed a patterned block at the center of each chain intersection to create a Puss in the Corner (aka Improved Nine Patch). The quilt is made of a glorious grouping of printed fabrics from the 1830-s - 1850's. The quilt is in excellent condition and is nicely quilted. Measurements are 77" x 92". New York State origin with family history available.
LeMoyne Stars Quilt:Circa 1850; New York State
Garden Maze Quilt: Circa 1880; Virginia
  Garden Maze Quilt: Circa 1880; Virginia   $825

The color and fabric choices make this the most unusual Garden Maze quilt I have seen. It is done with two bold prints that combine well to create a very Fall-like palette. Attached to the quilt is a note saying "Emma from Aunt Lydia". It is from the Orebaugh Family in Timberville, Virginia (Rockingham County). Measurements are 76" x 88". It is in pristine, unwashed condition. Made circa 1880.

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