Catalogue: Quilts (536)


Baskets Quilt; Circa 1880; New York State   $725   

Two features make this Baskets quilt especially lively. The body of each container is made of triangles. The diagonal grid echoes their direction, giving lots of movement to the composition. The use of half baskets makes an excellent border. The corner blocks look like an Hourglass pattern but in actuality, they are the same piecing used for the base of the Baskets. Taken out of context, they look quite different. The quilt has two inked signatures on the back. One is illegible but the other... Click for details      
  
Baskets Quilt; Circa 1880; New York State
Carpenter's Wheel Quilt: Circa 1870; New York
  Carpenter's Wheel Quilt: Circa 1870; New York   $1450.00

Wonderful version of a Carpenter's Wheel quilt with an unusual combination of a hard edge pattern with soft details. Between the very geometric blocks are white appliqued flower-like shapes. The ice cream cone border frames all with a nice combination of curved and hard edges. The quilt is in pristine condition. Measurements are 74" x 86". New York State origin; extensive family history available.

Pinwheels Crib Quilt: Circa 1910;Pennsylvania   $695  

I am taking the liberty of naming this unusual pattern as Feathered Pinwheels. The four blocks in the center are a traditional Pinwheel but the addition of triangles around it create something new. Placement of the triangles creates an overall diamond pattern in addition. The quilt is made of a small white on blue print. It is very nicely quilted with feathers throughout. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 32" x 34". Pennsylvania origin; circa... Click for details
Pinwheels Crib Quilt: Circa 1910;Pennsylvania
Toile de Jouy Quilt - Mohicans at the Waterfall: Circa 1830
  Toile de Jouy Quilt - Mohicans at the Waterfall: Circa 1830   $2,650

This French toile de jouy fabric was undoubtedly made for the American market as it depicts the Mohicans at the Waterfall. The front of the quilt is cotton and the back appears to be linen. The front is in excellent condition. There are some holes on the back that seem to be where the quilt was caught in the bedsprings. The fabric is richly colored shades of red and pink. It does not have any of the brownish tones that show on my monitor. Measurements are 93" x 98".

Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Ohop   $2,475  

This Baskets Quilt has so much going on that it is difficult to know how to name it. An appliqued flower comes out of each basket. It has a triple diagonal sashing intersecting with Nine Patch blocks. Repeated use of the green calico on the base of the baskets; handles and flower stems makes a nice balance to the strong use of solid red. Stems of the flowers are finely embroidered. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It measures 88 inches square. It is nicely quilted with pinwheel... Click for details
Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Ohop
Four Patch in NIne Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Four Patch in NIne Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $965

Finely made Four Patch in Nine Patch quilt from Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Pinned to it is a tag from The Franklin County Quilt Documentation Project. The quilt is made of a lovely assortment of printed 1870's fabrics. The backing is a Bars pattern. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 84 inches square.

Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1900   $1,975  

The Schoolhouse is one of America's favorite quilt patterns. This fine example is well designed with houses at right angles framing the primary group. It's interesting that the bottom row can be seen as either part of the vertical grouping or a continuation of the houses creating the frame. The quilt is in pristine condition. It is stitched with straight lines in the body and zigzags in the border. Measurements are 67" x 74". Made circa 1900; probably Ohio origin.
Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1900
Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870;Pennsylvania
  Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870;Pennsylvania   $1,875

This is an interesting version of the Courthouse Steps Log Cabin pattern in that the blocks are turned on a 45 degree angle creating a very interesting effect. The piano key border adds to the diagonal movement of the entire composition. The body of the quilt is made entirely of solid fabrics with prints used for the border. The quilt is made primarily of fine wool challis. The small solid black squares are silk. The quilt measures 80" x 84". It is in excellent condition. The back is a variety... Click for details

Granny Donaldson Cow Blanket: Circa 1930;North Carolina   $3,800  

Kate Clayton Donaldson (1864-1960), aka Granny Donaldson, was known for her whimsical pictorial textiles in which she crocheted human and animal figures and appliqued them to a wool ground. Her pieces always had a tree in the center around which floated a variety of animals; often plants and many times human figures as well. They are always done in soft colors that were very possibly home dyed. Donaldson never repeated a design. This example is professionally mounted on a stretcher that... Click for details
Granny Donaldson Cow Blanket: Circa 1930;North Carolina
Elegant Silk Log Cabin Quilt with Embroidered Border; Ca.1870;Balto.
  Elegant Silk Log Cabin Quilt with Embroidered Border; Ca.1870;Balto.   $6,500

This finely made Windmill Blades Log Cabin quilt is one of the most elegant I have seen. The pieces are small and wonderfully color coordinated to create concentric frames. Most astounding is the wide, elaborately embroidered floral border. The quilt is signed Mary Kroeger and Louis Kroger; Baltimore Maryland. Mary was born in 1826 in Hanover, Germany. It is not known at what age she came to the United States and married Louis. She lived until 1900. Louis owned a grocery and provisions... Click for details

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