Catalogue: Quilts (516)


One Patch Youth Size Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $875   

This large size crib quilt might better be referred to as a youth quilt. It is an unusual size, measuring 54" x 46". It is comprised of beautiful, well blended brown prints from the 1870's and 1880's. It has a very light batting. Condition is excellent. Pennsylvania origin; last quarter of the 19th century.      
  
One Patch Youth Size Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Concentric Octagons Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
  Concentric Octagons Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $1,875

This stunning quilt of Concentric Octagons is a real eye dazzler. The Pinwheel center draws the eye to the heart of the bullseye. The fabrics are all prints with the exception of the solid red which adds to its prominence. The quilt is from the estate of Harriet Heffner in Limeport, Pennsylvania (Lehigh County). Measurements are 87 inches square. Excellent, probably unwashed condition.

Puss in the Corner Quilt: Dated 1841; Pennsylvania   $850  

This Puss in the Corner quilt (aka Improved Nine Patch) is made with a beautiful selection of early 19th century printed fabrics. The four corners use the same materials. Sewn to the quilt is a label with the name Martha Hershey Coppenhaffer and the date 1841. It is from the same family in York, Pennsylvania as the preceding listing, item #1429566. The interior of the quilt is in excellent condition. There is, however, wear to the border and backing. It is nicely quilted with pinwheels and... Click for details
Puss in the Corner Quilt: Dated 1841; Pennsylvania
Chintz Wholecloth Reversible Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
  Chintz Wholecloth Reversible Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania   $1,450

This beautiful early quilt is totally reversible. While the way the binding is sewn leads me to believe the maker intended the Bars to be the primary side, to my eye, the Wholecloth Chintz is preferable. It is sewn of three panels, each 24 1/2 inches wide with an extra 3 3/4 inches along one side. The shading of the various blue flowers is stunning. The Bars side is made of two fabrics. One is a tiny geometric print and the other is floral. Quilting is done with diamonds throughout. Condition... Click for details

Concentric Squares Quilt with Four Patch: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,075  

At first glance, this may look like a Log Cabin quilt but in fact, it is concentric squares with Four Patch centers. The quilt is made entirely of wool challis with the same red and green prints used throughout. The centers are a greater selection of prints, many of which have light tones that give a bit of a twinkle to an otherwise fairly dark quilt. It is in excellent condition. Measurements are 82" x 92', quite large for the time period. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Concentric Squares Quilt with Four Patch: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Tumbling Blocks/ Six Point Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Tumbling Blocks/ Six Point Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $975

The choice of fabrics makes this quilt an unusual combination of patterns. Rarely does one see all three sides of a Tumbling Block done in the same material. That, combined with the fact that the fabric is more subdued than the Stars, makes the cubes recede while the Stars are more dominant. The floral printed border combines leaves and vines in two colors in a very graceful design. The quilt is in outstanding, probably unwashed condition. Measurements are 80" x 85". Lebanon, Pennsylvania... Click for details

Bowtie Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $675  

It's difficult to imagine a more charming doll quilt than this delightful Bowtie. The contrast of dark and light makes for a strong graphic. The maker was clearly proud to quilt it on a sewing machine as she used white thread to highlight the stitching. The concentric chevrons quilted in the border are a nice decorative touch. The interior is quilted with squares. The quilt measures 14 1/4" x 14 1/2". The front is in pristine condition. Several smudges (visible in thumbnail photos) do not... Click for details
Bowtie Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Patriotic Old Glory Flag Quilt: Circa 1918
  Patriotic Old Glory Flag Quilt: Circa 1918   $7,800

Nothing could be more of the moment than this patriotic flag quilt depicting Old Glory. It was most likely made either for the admission of Arizona into statehood on February 14, 1912 or during World War I which took place from 1914 - 1918. In either case, its timelessness remains. The quilt is beautifully executed with the stripes truly having the appearance of blowing in the wind. The flagpole is done with considerable detailing and the tassel wrapped around it is exceptional. Quilting is... Click for details

Mennonite Blazing Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,850  

This Blazing Stars quilt combines perfectly with the Hourglass off blocks to create a very dynamic pattern. The stars are made with unusually small diamond shaped pieced that alternate the solid white with dark printed fabrics. The eye is drawn to the dark brown LeMoyne Star centers. The stars seem to pop off the deep indigo ground. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 80 inches square. Pennsylvania Mennonite origin; made circa 1880.
Mennonite Blazing Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Indiana Amish Roman Stripe Quilt: Circa 1920
  Indiana Amish Roman Stripe Quilt: Circa 1920   $2,400

Stunning version of a Roman Stripe quilt done on an unusual dark brown ground. The quilt is almost all wool with occasional pieces of velvet and cotton sateen. The fabric of the maroon inner border is used throughout the quilt. Both borders are quilted with cable patterns and half wreaths in the interior. The backing is black cotton sateen. This quilt was illustrated in Patricia Coblentz and Robert Bishop's "New Discoveries in American Quilts" published in 1975. It was sold in 1988 by America... Click for details

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