Catalogue: Quilts (516)


Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $4,900   

Stunning Mariner's Compass Quilt with an unusual Delectable Mountains border. Unusual color palette. Pristine, probably unwashed condition. Measures 86" x 88": Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1860.      
  
Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
Velvet Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1920; Pa.
  Velvet Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1920; Pa.   $875

Dramatic, unique Center Medallion Quilt done mostly in velvet with a smattering of wool and silk. Not finely quilted but the use of tan thread against the dark fabrics adds additional texture to the quilt. Backing is cotton. Nice combination of both regular and irregular blocks. Measures 74" x 80". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.

Chimney Sweep Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,485  

Chimney Sweep Quilt that is much more dramatic than this pattern usually is due to the small scale of the blocks and the deep, inky blue fabric. Unwashed, excellent condition. Nicely quilted. Measures 78" square; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Chimney Sweep Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Baskets Quilt: Circa 1870; New York State
  Baskets Quilt: Circa 1870; New York State   $1575.00

Light and airy Baskets quilt framed by a graceful floral vine border. Well quilted; blue pencil marks used to mark the quilting patterns remain. Professionally laundered; pristine condition. New York State origin; circa 1870. Measures 76" x 87".

Star of Bethlehem Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,985  

Pristine condition Star of Bethlehem quilt on an unusual indigo calico ground. Nicely planned with the central star repeating the fabrics of the corner stars. Unwashed condition. Border fabric may "read" as pink but is actually a tiny red and white stripe. Measures 76" x 78: Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1880.
Star of Bethlehem Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Amish Bricks Quilt with Embroidery: Circa 1930
  Amish Bricks Quilt with Embroidery: Circa 1930   $1,875

Amish Bricks Quilt embellished with floral embroidery. This type of embroidery is usually done by the Amish on pillows or seat cushions; I have not seen it on a quilt. Made of wools with cotton binding and backing; circa 1930. Inner frame cleverly relates to the primary bricks pattern. Mid-west origin, probably Indiana as the feather quilting pattern in the border is most often from that area. Excellent condition; measures 67" x 72".Outer border is more of a gray color than shows on my monitor.

Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $735  

A traditional Double T pattern quilt becomes more elaborate by the addition of triangles, making it more like a variation of Delectable Mountains. Very nicely quilted with wreaths in each of the white blocks. Professionally laundered; pristine condition. Lovely paisley type red printed fabric throughout. Measures 78" x 80"; circa 1890. Chambersburg, Pennsylvania origin. Name tag of Dora V. Williams attached and the initials DVW are written in ink on the binding.
Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Prairie Points Quilt: Circa 1880
  Prairie Points Quilt: Circa 1880   Sold

Extraordinarily unusual quilt made entirely of folded triangles known as prairie points. Has an unbelievable array of late 19th century printed fabrics. Each triangle measures about 3/4" wide at the base. Backing is made of Centennial flags. Front is in excellent condition; some water staining to the back that does not come through to the front. Measures 61" x 70".

Twenty Five Patch Variation Quilt: Circa 1920   $675  

Variation of a Twenty Five Patch Quilt that also goes by the name of Mrs. Hoover's Colonial Quilt or more traditionally, Irish Chain. The Four Patches created between the main blocks make it more than the usual usual Irish Chain. Very finely quilted. Has one small pink spot (that I have not tried to remove) but otherwise excellent condition. Measures 86" x 98"; circa 1920.
Twenty Five Patch Variation Quilt: Circa 1920
Nine Patch Quilt ; Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Nine Patch Quilt ; Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,425

Indigo and white Nine Patch quilt with an unusual variation of a zig zag border. One of the Nine Patch blocks reverses the navy and white squares. Legend has it that this is an intentional mistake, or humility patch, for only God is perfect. In actuality, I know of no documentation that such blocks existed; they were likely simply human error. Excellent condition; circa 1880. Measures 70" x 86"; Pennsylvania origin.

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