Catalogue: Quilts (516)


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.      
  
Homemade Amish Toy Dogs
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".

Tree Everlasting Quilt: Circa 1850   $1,450  

This traditional Tree Everlasting quilt pattern is done in soft printed fabrics of the mid 19th century. Perhaps it was the maker's attempt at humor to use a fabric of printed blue leaves on a pattern known as Tree Everlasting. It is well pieced and quilted with particular attention to the detail of the many triangles. Measurements are 86" x 94". Excellent condition.
Tree Everlasting Quilt: Circa 1850
Economy Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Economy Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $285

Diamond in squares doll quilt (aka economy patch) with both funkiness and great attention to detail. The border around the diamonds in squares alternates between the green calico and brown printed fabrics. Surely this is an indication of the care with which the maker created this small quilt. At the same time, the backing consists of a central calico bar set at an angle between two sections of brown wool. Intentional or careless? Who knows? It is nicely hand quilted. Wool and cotton fabrics.... Click for details

Triangles Quilt with Printed Panel: Ca. 1870; Mass.   $1,085  

Thousand Pyramids Quilt with a most unusual center of a printed panel depicting an elegant equestrienne with her hound. It is unusual for a highly pieced quilt to have a central panel. In this case, the elegance of the subject compared with the "country" aspect of the quilt makes for an even more unlikely, though successful, pairing. It is knotted, not quilted. Very good condition. Measures 65" x 87". From the Chadwick Family of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.
Triangles Quilt with Printed Panel: Ca. 1870; Mass.
Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880
  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".

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.
Broken Dishes Doll Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Wild Goose Chase Quilt: Circa 1870; New Jersey
  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.

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