Catalogue: Quilts (534)


Baskets Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,650   

Several features make this Baskets Crib Quilt especially appealing. The Baskets are well scaled, measuring just 4 inches tall. The scalloped border is something not often seen in 19th century quilts. The triple diagonal sashing adds nice movement enhanced by the diamonds and squares in the border. Measurements are 42" in width and 41" in length. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Made circa 1880's; Pennsylvania origin.      
  
Baskets Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Wagon Wheels Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Wagon Wheels Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,800

This Wagon Wheels quilt has the finest quilting imaginable. The white ground is filled with swirling, intersecting feathers. The center white border is also done with a feather pattern flanked by chevrons in both red borders. Quilting of this quality is not often seen but particularly not in a straightforward pattern like this. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. There is one tiny smudge about the size of a pea that seems to be from the pencil marks outlining the... Click for details

Caesar's Crown Quilt: Circa 1850; Maryland   $2,850  

This is an elegant example of a Caesar's Crown quilt. It is extremely finely quilted with a feather border and floral motifs throughout. The teal blue/green and reddish/brown prints are "dressier" than many of the more traditional reds and greens. The sawtooth border in a lighter color sets it all off well. Some might want this washed but it is not imperative. The small spots could certainly be removed with a bath and the already dense quilting would appear even more prominent. That said, to my... Click for details
Caesar's Crown Quilt: Circa 1850; Maryland
Sawtooth Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  Sawtooth Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $2,675

This beautiful Sawtooth quilt also goes by the name of Birds in the Air. A large triangle is surrounded by smaller ones in a well combined group of three printed fabrics. The light yellow contrasting with the stronger red gives the fluttering appearance of birds in flight. The quilt is in outstanding, unwashed condition. The white triangles are quilted with half wreaths and leaves. It is very finely pieced with a tiny binding of the back turned over to the front. Measurements are 90" x 92".... Click for details

Chimney Sweep Quilt: Circa 1850; New York   $1,450  

This Chimney Sweep quilt is a friendship quilt in which the center of each block is signed. More unusual is that it is also a charm quilt in that none of the fabrics are repeated. Perhaps each signer was asked to provide his or her own fabric. They are all beautiful, mid 19th century prints. The quilt is in excellent condition. It measures 76" x 88". Names on the quilt include: Temperance M Gordon; Lydia Gordon; Platt Wickes; Joel Wickes; Cramer Reeve;Dorothy Moore; John Moore; Eliza Miller;... Click for details
Chimney Sweep Quilt: Circa 1850; New York
Embroidered Patriotic Eagle Summer Spread: Dated 1845; New England
  Embroidered Patriotic Eagle Summer Spread: Dated 1845; New England   Sold

This embroidered summer spread is an American rarity. It is centered with an eagle from whose mouth is a flowing banner with the words E pluribus unum. Above the eagle is the name Mrs. M.T. Branch. Below the eagle is the date 1845 and Hopkinton. There is a town of Hopkinton in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Graceful pots and branches of flowers surround the eagle. The spread has cut corners for a four poster bed, a feature often found in New England bedcovers. It measures 84 inches... Click for details

French Reversible Whole Cloth/ Paisley Quilt   $1,800  

Classical French Provencal quilt that is totally reversible. The solid red side highlights the beautiful quilting consisting of alternating rows of cables and floral medallions. The reverse side features beautiful printed paisley fabric. The quilt measures 78" x 88", larger and more practical for a bed that these quilts usually are. Made circa 1870; pristine condition.
French Reversible Whole Cloth/ Paisley Quilt
Four Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1860
  Four Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1860   $385

This Four Patch Doll Quilt was likely a practice piece for a young girl. The diagonal line quilting along the border, for instance, is clearly an effort at fine stitching yet the wobbliness and irregularity of the lines may indicate it was made by a novice. Similarly, the piecing of the printed triangles fabric on the right border was done by someone who had not fine tuned her skills. In spite of (or because of) these technical flaws, the quilt has a real charm to it. It's made with a nice... Click for details

Scottie Dog Button and Embroidered Picture: Circa 1930   $295  

This charming Scottie Dog textile would be equally appealing as a table mat or wall hanging. The dog is outlined with red thread and has cross stitching throughout the body and multiple borders. The background and dog's collar are comprised of a variety of buttons in shades of brown and taupe. The background is a heavy cotton. The piece measures 22" x 36". It has a sleeve sewn for hanging. Made circa 1930's.
Scottie Dog Button and Embroidered Picture: Circa 1930
Stuffed Applique Album Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Stuffed Applique Album Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $9,700

Never before have I seen an album quilt in which the flowers and berries are done entirely with stuffed applique. Usually, at most, there is a smattering of three dimensional applique but in this unusual album, it is all done with padding making for a very robust pattern. The quilt is in excellent condition. It is all solid color fabrics. Use of the same berry or grape blocks in all four corners gives just the right amount of symmetry. All of the other blocks are either baskets or... Click for details

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