Catalogue: Quilts (529)


Cigar Flannels Patriotic Quilt: Circa 1915; Pennsylvania   $575   

This comforter is made of cigar flannels from the early 20th century. The flannels were given as premiums wrapped around packages of cigarettes and small cigars. The largest flannel is the American flag in the center with slightly smaller flags of Mexico; Italy; Russia and Greece for the corner blocks. All of the other flannels are of Native American motifs. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. It is tied rather than quilted. The border is a light blue cotton sateen. Measurements are 74" x... Click for details      
  
Cigar Flannels Patriotic Quilt: Circa 1915; Pennsylvania
Floral Album Quilt: Circa 1860
  Floral Album Quilt: Circa 1860   $6,500

This wonderful floral album quilt is a combination of traditional and original appliqued blocks. Many of the original ones are done with reverse applique and look very much like the scherenschnitte paper cutouts popular with Pennsylvania Germans. Each of the four corners has a variation of a wreath pattern giving cohesion to the composition. The swag and tassel border beautifully frames the light and graceful applique blocks. Unlike many album quilts, the components of this are equal in weight... Click for details

Sawtooth Diamond Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $1,085  

While this Sawtooth Diamond quilt may "read" pink on some monitors, it is actually a red chambray, that is red with white threads running through it. The unusual border adds a wonderful new dimension to this traditional pattern. It is in mint, unwashed condition and well quilted with a variety of patterns. The border may have been completed at a later date as it is a newer fabric but I see no reason for it to be a replacement as the quilt shows absolutely no signs of wear. Made circa 1920;... Click for details
Sawtooth Diamond Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt with Herringbone Border: Ca. 1880
  Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt with Herringbone Border: Ca. 1880   $2,450

This bold barn raising log cabin quilt beautifully combines patterned wool fabrics to create added interest to the eye. The use of light fabrics in the center diamond draws your eye immediately to this focal point while the many additional prints lead you throughout the entire pattern. The four triangles of color within the red frame are particularly well placed. Upon close examination, one sees that the border is actually a herringbone pattern combining solid blacks with printed fabrics.... Click for details

Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,085  

Classic Courthouse Steps Log Cabin quilt with a good use of lights and darks. Solid red and orange logs play well against the printed fabrics. Excellent condition. It is lightweight with no batting. Measurements are 78" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $595

This classic Nine Patch quilt is nicely scaled and well quilted. There is a flower in each of the white blocks and a feather running throughout the border. It is freshly laundered. The border fabric is a more ivory shade of white than the interior. The quilt is in outstanding condition. Measurements are 40" x 52". Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Spool Doll Bed with Linens; Dated 1905   $695  

This spool doll bed is charming in itself but even more so with the inclusion of its original linens. It has a mattress; quilt and pillow all done in beautiful 1870's fabrics. The bed measures 11 1/4" long; 7" wide and 9" to the top of the headboard. On the bottom is written that it was made in 1905.
Spool Doll Bed with Linens; Dated 1905
Stag and Hounds Folk Art Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Stag and Hounds Folk Art Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $9,600

This extraordinary pictorial quilt depicts images that are both fierce and friendly. On the bottom are hounds chasing stags while on the top is a tree of life surrounded by birds, one of which may be a dove. It's a shame not to be able to speak with the quiltmaker to learn more of her intent but perhaps it is a metaphor for both the danger and kindness of life. Or am I reading too much into it? The quilt is from Pennsylvania; circa 1870's. Measurements are 77" x 78". It is in very good... Click for details

Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $2,450  

This strippy quilt is a wonderful take off on Chinese Coins. The strips are mostly rectangular but have a lot of variety adding squares, triangles and irregular shapes. The quilt is made of a fabulous variety of fabrics from the third quarter of the 19th century. The background fabric is a small paisley print and the reverse is a print with hops. It is in unwashed, pristine condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880. Measurements are 68" x 84".
Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Old Italian Block Quilt: Circa 1860
  Old Italian Block Quilt: Circa 1860   $2,875

The name of this quilt pattern, Old Italian Block, is a mystery to me but it seems to be well established. This example is done with a glorious combination of stunning fabrics. All are in unwashed, pristine condition. The outer border is a highly glazed chintz. Oddly, the back is a cotton muslin. One would have expected a "dressier" choice given the front but perhaps the maker indulged all she could with the front of the quilt. It is quilted throughout with blocks of diamonds. Measurements are... Click for details

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