Catalogue: Quilts (523)


Pennsylvania Album Quilt: Circa 1860   $24,000   

Signed Album Quilt combining traditional with whimsical blocks. At first glance, one does not recognize that it is laid out symmetrically with the same blocks in each corner and middle outer blocks. The center panel with appliqued hearts in hands and arrows has many inked signatures that include the names: John Boyer; Sarah Russell;Henry Pressel; Edgar P Newman; Mary A Proud George Carson and Rozanne Evans. Every block has at least one inked name. Some of them have been located in and around... Click for details      
  
Pennsylvania Album Quilt: Circa 1860
Blazing Star Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  Blazing Star Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $2400.00

This star variation quilt comes closest to the patterns known as Blazing Star; Mother's Delight and Northern Lights. Regardless of the name, the use of two different length diamonds creates a pattern much like a compass. The quilt is in pristine, un-used condition. The green blocks are quilted with feathered wreaths. The border is a floral chintz with the glaze fully intact. The backing is a stunning blue and brown print. The quilt can be reversed to this side to have two very different,... Click for details

One Patch Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $735.00  

This One Patch Charm Quilt (no fabric is repeated) has especially interesting materials with a number of conversational prints that include roosters; a variety of dogs and horses; equestrians; horse trainers; bunnies and children. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. The fabrics date from the last quarter of the 19th century. Measurements are 80 inches square; Pennsylvania origin
One Patch Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Adam and Evin the Garden of Eden Quilt: Circa 1830's; Vermont
  Adam and Evin the Garden of Eden Quilt: Circa 1830's; Vermont   $18,500

This unique quilt depicting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden is a folk art masterpiece. It was made in Vermont in the 1830's by a member of the Sinclair family. The center of the quilt portrays Creation with the sun surrounded by four phases of the moon. Below the center circle is shown Eve picking the forbidden fruit with a snake rearing its threatening head. To the right we see Eve giving the apple to Adam. At the top, Adam and Eve are driven from the Garden of Eden. An article by Gerald... Click for details

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt: Circa 1850; New York   $1,425  

This terrific positive/ negative quilt pattern goes by both the names of Robbing Peter to Pay Paul and Orange Peel. It is made with two deep indigo fabrics both of which have orange printed patterns.The entire quilt is the same fabric with the exception of one end which was used to distinguish the side meant for the top of the bed. It is nicely quilted with four lobed flowers in the large white areas. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are... Click for details
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt: Circa 1850; New York
Sampler Crib Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania
  Sampler Crib Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania   $4,000

One does not often find full size 19th century sampler quilts but those made in the 19th century are as scarce as hen's teeth. The nine blocks of this fine example are beautifully set off on a solid red ground. It is very well pieced. The border has a cable quilting pattern and double straight lines throughout the sashing. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. There is a spot about the size of a pea on one of the bars of the Joseph's Coat block but nothing else to mention. The backing... Click for details

Broderie Perse Chintz Applique Quilt: Circa 1830; Maryland   $7,300  

The needlework is exceptionally fine on this Broderie Perse chintz center medallion quilt. The applique is delicately stitched, although it is interesting to note that the maker took a slight shortcut by not precisely outlining the cut out of the chintz motifs. Other than that, she spared no effort. The quilting is of the the best quality. Stitches are tiny and abundant. It is filled with flowers; leaves; wreaths and pineapples in the corners. The quilt has been professionally laundered and... Click for details
Broderie Perse Chintz Applique Quilt: Circa 1830; Maryland
Carpenter Square Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Carpenter Square Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,150

It is not always clear as to how quilt names originated. In the case of the Carpenter's Square, one can see that the pattern relates to the use of geometric tools. The pattern was first used in the 19th century but is very contemporary in appearance. This example has five complex, overlapping blocks. The white off blocks are well quilted with feather patterns. The quilt measures 71" x 75". Made circa 1880; Pennsylvania origin; excellent condition.

Nine Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $525  

This Nine Patch doll quilt is well scaled and crafted. Each patch measures about 5/8" to a side. It is made of a beautiful collection of printed fabrics with solid red in the center of each block. It is not densely quilted but the stitches are tiny.The backing is a print with flowers and birds with a nest of eggs. It is brought over to the front to create the binding. Measurements are 10 1/4 inches square. It is in pristine, unwashed condition. Pennsylvania origin; last quarter of the 19th... Click for details
Nine Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Mennonite Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Mennonite Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,685

This Lancaster County Mennonite Baskets quilt is unusual for the small scale of the baskets. Each measures 4 inches tall and is filled with triangles. The off blocks are quilted with cross patterns and cable in the border. The handles are machine appliqued, as is often the case. Everything else is hand sewn.The small scale zigzag inner border is a wonderful complement to the baskets. The background color is a slightly dusty green. The same fabric is used for the entire backing. It is an unusual... Click for details

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