Catalogue: Quilts (504)


Baltimore Album Quilt: Circa 1850   Sold   

Outstanding Baltimore Album quilt that combines both traditional and whimsical, original blocks. The eagle draws the eye to the center and then allows it to meander through the variety of finely detailed blocks. Signatures indicate the quilt was related to the North and Horner families of mid 19th century Baltimore. More complete information is available to purchaser.      
  
Baltimore Album Quilt: Circa 1850
Flying Geese Quilt: Circa 1830
  Flying Geese Quilt: Circa 1830   $2,450

Richly colored Wild Goose Chase quilt (aka Geese in Flight) from the early 19th century. Abutting the triangles gives a terrific up and down movement to the "geese". Streak of Lightning border was meant to indicate the end for the head. Clamshell quilting in outer border; diagonal lines and stylized flowers in the triangles. Excellent condition; probably New England origin. Measures 100" x 104"; cotton front with probably homespun linen back. For unknown reasons, an old button is sewn to the... Click for details

Folk Art Animals Quilt: Circa 1860; Connecticut   Sold  

It is safe to say that this amazing quilt filled with animals is a one of a kind. It is a glorious combination of barnyard animals as well as whales; giraffes and fish. In addition, it has a variety of fruits and vegetables. It is a summer spread professionally mounted on a stretcher that is hinged for easier transport. Measurements are 80" square. Connecticut origin with family history available to purchaser.
Folk Art Animals Quilt: Circa 1860; Connecticut
Starbursts Quilt  Circa 1850 Pennsylvania
  Starbursts Quilt Circa 1850 Pennsylvania   $5,900

Starbursts are just the beginning of patterning of this exciting quilt. Diamonds are filled with Robbing Peter to Pay Paul type circles that look quite different when used in half around the border. Red centers are strategically placed within the stars. The blue and ivory border chintz beautifully complements the printed fabrics of the interior. Tremendous care and planning to maske this a superb quilt. Measurements are 80@ x 88@. Pennsylvania origin> circa 1850.

Diamonds Crib Quilt: Ca. 1850   $1,095  

Light and dark colors beautifully highlight the diagonal diamond pattern of this early crib quilt. It is made of beautiful printed fabrics on both front and back. Probably New England origin; made circa 1850. Measurements are 27" x 30"; excellent condition.
Diamonds Crib Quilt: Ca. 1850
Sailboats Cradle Quilt: Circa 1930; Pa.
  Sailboats Cradle Quilt: Circa 1930; Pa.   $325

Charming Sailboats cradle quilt set on a blue field reminiscent of water and/ or the sky. Printed fabrics include feedsacks. Excellent condition; nicely quilted including a cable throughout the border. Measures 20" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.

Economy Patch Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pa.   $1,085  

Squares within squares such as this are called an Economy Patch quilt pattern. It is made of a terrific combination of late 19th century printed fabrics. Consistent use of yellow squares on the outer edge make a clever differentiation while actually using the same pattern throughout.The backing is a pink and green calico Bars pattern, often seen in quilts from southeast Pennsylvania. Measurements are 82" square; circa 1880. Excellent condition.
Economy Patch Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pa.
Feathered Diamonds Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.
  Feathered Diamonds Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.   $1,850

Beautiful Feathered Diamonds Quilt with a diagonal sashing. The white open diamonds highlight the fine quilting of feather patterns. The sawteeth, or feathers, are done with a wonderful variety of fabrics. Excellent, unwashed condition. Measures 80" x 96". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.

Wool Challis Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1870   $775  

Nine Patch Quilt made of fine, printed wool challis fabrics on both front and back. It has a wonderfully rich color palette. Measurements are 72" x 88". Very good condition. There is a weak spot on one corner where it appears to have gotten caught on something. Made circa 1870.
Wool Challis Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1870
One Patch Quilt in Squares: Ca. 1880; Maine
  One Patch Quilt in Squares: Ca. 1880; Maine   $1,435

Nicely made One Patch quilt in which the pieces are set on point in groups of squares. The groups, made primarily of printed fabrics, are separated by solid white diamonds making a nice distinction between groups. It has a wonderful array of late 19th century fabrics. White binding is the backing turned over. Excellent condition; there is damage to one square. Measures 62" x 75". Maine origin; circa 1880.

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