Catalogue: Quilts (511)


Irish Chain Privy Pocket: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $685   

Privy pocket that is extraordinary in several ways. Most wonderful are the graphics; the Irish Chain is set to create striking diamond and X patterns. This is the only privy pocket I have seen that is quilted; usually they are simply pieced like a quilt top.This is also earlier than other with which I am familiar; dates circa 1860. Hanging tabs; binding and one edge show some wear but the body of the piece is in very good condition.Measures 21" square; Pennsylvania origin.      
  
Irish Chain Privy Pocket: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,400

Charming Schoolhouse quilt made very lively by the use of solid red fabrics. While traditional in some ways, the quilt also has an interesting abstract quality due to the placement of the varied colored vertical and horizontal blocks. Has several very light smudges but essentially in excellent condition. Measures 64" x 69"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1880.

Twentyfive Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $695  

Twentyfive Patch quilt done in a beautiful, soft shade of blue. Sawtooth border is a slightly different fabric that is perhaps 2% darker than the interior. Pristine, unwashed condition. Body is quilted in straight lines; border is a cable variation. Circa 1920; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 72" x 74".
Twentyfive Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,095

Evening Stars quilt with a terrific assortment of red printed fabrics dating from the 1830's - 50's. Sashing and border fabrics appear closer to 1870. Paisley prints consistently used in the intersections. Excellent condition. Measures 78" x 81"; Pennsylvania origin.

Nine Patch Crib Quilt Dated 1890; Pennsylvania   Sold  

Pristine, unwashed Nine Patch Crib quilt with a terrific variety of fabrics. Dated 1890 in chain stitching. Pennsylvania origin. Measures 40" x 45".
Nine Patch Crib Quilt Dated 1890; Pennsylvania
Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania
  Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania   $725

Nine Patch quilt on a chambray ground with wonderful gingham checks. Triangles connecting the Nine Patches create octagons in the off blocks making this more than a simple Nine Patch. A lovely country quilt in classic red, white and blue. (On my monitor, it looks more pinkish, but that is not the case.) Pristine, unwashed condition. Measures 73" x 82". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1910.

Irish Chain Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $2,675  

This Irish Chain Crib Quilt has it all. The pattern and scale are wonderful. The condition is immaculate. The fabrics could not be better - including the cheater's cloth (printed patchwork) backing. Dates circa 1880; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 32" square.
Irish Chain Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Irish Bear Paw Puzzle Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Irish Bear Paw Puzzle Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $1,675

It's difficult to find a name for this dynamic geometric quilt because it forms so many patterns. The basic block is much like a Basket pattern. The adjoining red blocks form a Bow Tie or Hourglass. Each square divided into a red and green triangle surrounded by a peach sawtooth is another way to look at the primary pattern. In sum, it's a fabulous, original piece with a lots of movement. The unlikely combination of these solid colors adds to the drama of the piece. The triangle border is the... Click for details

Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam Crib Quilt: Ca. 1930; Pa.   $595  

Absolutely charming crib quilt that is a miniaturized version of Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam. Each dress and shirt is a different fabric. Pristine, unwashed condition. Nicely quilted. Backing fabric of sailboats is equally interesting to use as a wholecloth quilt. Measures 45" x 54". Pennsylvania origin; 1930's.
Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam Crib Quilt: Ca. 1930; Pa.
One Patch/ Bars Crib Quilt: Pennsylvania
  One Patch/ Bars Crib Quilt: Pennsylvania   $475

Crib Quilt consisting of Bars filled with One Patches. Excellent, unwashed condition. Top was made circa 1890 and, based upon the backing, probably quilted in the 1930's. Pieces such as these that are completed a generation later are called Mother-Daughter quilts but do not refer to family relations. Measures 48" x 52"; Pennsylvania origin.

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