Catalogue: Quilts (536)


Sixteen Patch Wool Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.   $695   

This basic Sixteen Patch quilt has an unusual vibrancy because of the flame red used next to a variety of brown and black fabrics. The red binding frames it well. All of the materials are fairly heavy wool. There are a few area of slight discoloration to the browns but they are dark marks on dark fabric so they are barely visible. Measurements are 61" x 65". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.      
  
Sixteen Patch Wool Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.
LeMoyne Stars with Tulips Quilt: Circa 1830; Pa.
  LeMoyne Stars with Tulips Quilt: Circa 1830; Pa.   $6,500

This is an early and unusual quilt combining LeMoyne Stars and Tulip patterns. It is made with a wonderful array of early 19th century fabrics. The tan sashing was the perfect color choice to blend with the blues; browns and pinks of the quilt. Written in one of the pink tulip blocks is the inked signature of C.E. Cronkite who may have been the maker. Opposing top and bottom corners are variations of the primary stars. Measurements are 75" x 88". A tag sewn to the back indicates it was... Click for details

Princess Feather Variation Quilt: Circa 1870   $3,200  

This is a bold variation of a traditional Princess Feather Quilt. The center and ends of the feathers are especially unusual. It is well quilted with feather and cross hatch patterns. Measurements are 81" square. It is in excellent, unwashed condition.
Princess Feather Variation Quilt: Circa 1870
Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $8,500

There seems to be no end to the creativity shown by 19th century quiltmakers. This original example is centered with a basket of flowers surrounded by additional pots with birds and a variety of flowers. Some of the flowers are three dimensional made by the technique of ruching. The exuberant center is contained by a diamond inner border and finally by Nine Patch Checkerboard blocks. The maker was bold in her choice of fabrics as well as the appliqued designs. The quilt is from Chester County,... Click for details

Morning Glory and Monkey Wrench Quilt: Circa 1930; Pa.   $875  

This Morning Glories quilt combines two traditional patterns that are rarely, if ever, seen together. The geometric Monkey Wrench is an unusual, but effective, matching with the floral pattern. The entire piece is light and airy with lovely quilting and a graceful scalloped border. Measurements are 80" x 92" to outer edges of scallops. Made by Marie Kritcher in McKeesport, Pennsylvania in the 1930's for her son Larry. Perhaps that explains the choice of the Monkey Wrench pattern.
Morning Glory and Monkey Wrench Quilt: Circa 1930; Pa.
Homemade Amish Toy Dogs
  Homemade Amish Toy Dogs   $315.00

These are two well loved Amish toy dogs made in the early part of the 20th century. The smaller, on the left, is from Pennsylvania. It is straw filled; made of cotton with shoe button black eyes. It is 5" tall to the tip of the tail and 6 1/4" " long. Very good condition. The larger is from Ohio; made of wool and also straw filled. It has several old mends and worn spots. measurements are 4 4 3/4" tall and 7 3/4" tall.

Native American Design Crocheted Blanket: Ca. 1940   $395  

Never before have I seen a crocheted blanket with a native American theme. This unique piece has a thunderbird center and traditional geometric designs around it. Measurements are 41" x 86". There is a repair in the center about 1" x 2 1/2" that is visible in thumbnail photos. This special piece would serve as well on a wall as for a blanket.
Native American Design Crocheted Blanket: Ca. 1940
Cotton Crazy Crib Quilt with Embroidered message:1885
  Cotton Crazy Crib Quilt with Embroidered message:1885   $3,200

Embroidered in the blocks of this unique crib quilt is the following message: Your childhood years, they will soon be over And your school days, then all will be... May health, wealth and happiness be your lot As long as your life shall last. Your Grandma has made this spread for your feet And decked it with colors all bright And when you are warmly tucked into your bed Then think of your Grandma - Good night. Harriet S. Smith, Aged 69 June 11th, 1885 Westford, Mass. Detail photos... Click for details

Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.   $1,675  

This Light and Dark Log Cabin quilt is a particularly well done example of a classic pattern. Many log cabins are not actually quilted and this one is, as can easily be seen in the red centers. It is a popular belief that the frequently used red centers of log cabins represent the hearth of the home. The piano key border is an especially desirable edge treatment. The quilt is made from a well chosen and placed variety of wool fabrics. Measurements are 76" square; excellent condition. ... Click for details
Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
Texas Puzzle Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Texas Puzzle Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,275

This Texas Puzzle quilt is made from a variety of exquisite printed wool challis fabrics. The back consists of seven alternating narrow and wide Bars of equally beautiful challis prints, making the quilt totally reversible. It is very light in weight; excellent condition. Made circa 1870; Berks County, Pennsylvania. Measurements are 76" x 80".

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