Catalogue: Quilts (510)


Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880   $4,600   

This extraordinary Birds in the Air Quilt has the tiniest pieces imaginable. Each triangle is 5/8" to a side. Written on the back is 25,000 for the number of pieces in the quilt. It is in excellent condition and measures 66" x 82".      
  
Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880
Broken Dishes Doll Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Broken Dishes Doll Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $385

This triangles pattern doll quilt can be seen as a number of patterns. The square blocks divided into two triangles are put together so as to look like an Hourglass: Pinwheel or Broken Dishes. It is nicely quilted in double rows; in excellent condition. Measurements are 14 1/2" x 22". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890. The color is more toward marigold than shows on my monitor.

Wild Goose Chase Quilt: Circa 1870; New Jersey   $1,475  

This Wild Goose Chase Quilt has a wonderful variety of fabrics, including glazed chintz from the mid 19th century. The generous size of 91" x 98 " would make it an excellent bedcover for a queen or king size bed. It was made in New Jersey; circa 1870. Excellent, unwashed condition.
Wild Goose Chase Quilt: Circa 1870; New Jersey
Mennonite Log Cabin Quilt: Ca. 1890: Pa.
  Mennonite Log Cabin Quilt: Ca. 1890: Pa.   $975

This Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt displays the strong graphics for which Mennonite quilts are known. The piano key border creates a wonderful frame continuing the diagonal theme. It is from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; made of wools; circa 1890. It measures 72" square; excellent condition.

One Patch Doll Quilt: Virginia; Circa 1890   $215  

This charming One Patch Doll Quilt was either the practice piece of a child or the work of a mother whose good intentions exceeded her skill. I believe it was meant to be a One Patch with all equal squares. Overall, it does "read" like a checkerboard pattern but in fact, some of the blue striped blocks are elongated rectangles (one in a different direction than the others) and some of the red blocks are narrowed. It is hand quilted in brown thread. Measures 16 1/2" square. There is a hole in one... Click for details
One Patch Doll Quilt: Virginia; Circa 1890
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890
  Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890   $950

This Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt has lots of swirling movement as the name implies. The dark centers are made of a combination of blue and brown fabrics giving added richness to this vibrant pattern. The front is almost all wool with velvet centers to each block. The yellow fabric and backing are cotton. Excellent condition; circa 1890. Measures 72" x 86".

Reversible Quilt- One Patch and Wild Geese; Circa 1880   $635  

This unusual quilt is intended to be completely reversible. One side is a One Patch and the reverse is Wild Geese(aka Birds in the Air). While the quilt was made in the late 19th century, the Wild Geese incorporates some fabrics from the mid century. It is especially interesting to find elegant glazed chintz in three of the blocks of this otherwise country quilt. Both sides are in excellent condition; there is a small amount of color bleed on one of the glazed chintz blocks (visible in thumbnail... Click for details
Reversible Quilt- One Patch and Wild Geese; Circa 1880
Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1890
  Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1890   $695

Classic Evening Stars quilt done in solid red and white with tiny black print. Nice cable pattern quilting in the red grid; geometric pattern in the stars. Excellent condition. Measures 71" x 81"; circa 1890. The red is a beautiful mellow color. It is not toward orange as appears on my monitor.

Four Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $695  

This Four Patch Crib Quilt is dense with color. It is made with a wonderful grouping of late 19th century fabrics. Excellent condition. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin. Measures 45 1/2" square.
Four Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
  Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $1,675

Wonderful version of the bold Delectable Mountains quilt done in a palette of unusual, gentle colors. The Variable Star center is a nice touch as are the extra triangles inside the sawtooth border. Excellent condition. Measures 82" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

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