Catalogue: Quilts (510)


Bow Tie Quilt: Circa 1910   $725   

Bow Tie pattern quilt unusually set in Four Patch blocks. Great combination of vibrant colors gives this a harlequin feel. Unwashed condition. Bow Tie blocks are quilted in straight lines; the solid blocks are quilted with diagonal lines, all contributing to the sense of vibrancy and movement of the quilt. Measures 77" x 81"; circa 1910.      
  
Bow Tie Quilt: Circa 1910
Fifteen Point Star Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Fifteen Point Star Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,985

It's difficult to say whether or not the maker of this Fifteen Point Lone Star Quilt set out to make this pattern or whether it got out of control. In either case, it is likely unique. It is interesting that five point stars surround the central image and the overall star essentially has five sides. So maybe this was all intentional? Unwashed, immaculate condition. Wonderful selection of fabrics. Measures 80" square; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt; Ca. 1850; Pennsylvania   $2,850  

Elegant Robbing Peter to Pay Paul quilt with glazed chintz border. Unwashed condition; one area of faint discoloration but essentially excellent condition. Several slightly different printed fabrics used for the lighter areas. Backing fabric, shown in last thumbnail photo, is most likely home dyed. Measures 82" x 108". Circa 1850; Pennsylvania origin. Illustrated in "The Quilt: A History and Celebration of an American Art Form" by Elise Schebler Roberts.
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt; Ca. 1850; Pennsylvania
Pinwheels Doll Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Pinwheels Doll Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $335

Four Hourglass blocks are combined to create a Pinwheel pattern in this lovely 1920's doll quilt. Excellent condition. Well scaled to the size of the piece, including the cable quilted border. Measures 28 1/2" square. Berks County, Pennsylvania origin.

Sampler Quilt: Berks County, Pa.; Circa 1880   $3,975  

Bold and "Dutchy" Sampler Quilt with both traditional blocks and original interpretations. Colors wonderfully arranged to set off the four central squares. Excellent condition; a tiny amount of discoloration on one block visible in thumbnail photo. Measures 82" square; Berks County, Pennsylvania origin.
Sampler Quilt: Berks County, Pa.; Circa 1880
Lancaster County Amish Bars Crib Quilt: Circa 1950
  Lancaster County Amish Bars Crib Quilt: Circa 1950   $450

Most unusual to have a genuine Lancaster County Amish Bars Crib quilt, but particularly as late as 1950. Fabrics are a combination of rayon and wool knit. Subtle, clearly intentional difference in the bars. The outer two are wider and a different fabric than the central two. Measures 29" x 34".

Four Patch in Diamond Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $725  

Charming Four Patch quilt with each small block set in a diamond. Terrific variety of fabrics are nicely framed by a large triangle border. Clamshell quilting in border. Pristine, probably unwashed condition. Circa 1880; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 69" x 74".
Four Patch in Diamond Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Irish Chain Quilt: Signed and Dated 1890; Pennsylvania
  Irish Chain Quilt: Signed and Dated 1890; Pennsylvania   $2,275

Dramatic Irish Chain quilt framed by a most unusual variation of a swag border. Signed and dated 1890; Pennsylvania origin. Unwashed condition with several light spots that could be removed with laundering. Nicely waffle quilted. Measures 82" x 90".

Hole in the Barn Door Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $985  

Extremely handsome Hole in the Barn Door quilt done in rich, printed fabrics. Pristine, unwashed condition. Generous size of 92" square. Reversible to two printed bands and a striped middle. Well pieced; cable quilting in borders. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Hole in the Barn Door Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.
  Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.   $2,250

The name Thousand Pyramids does not come close to the actual number of pieces in this quilt. It consists of 8640 well pieced trangles. Unwashed condition. Inked initials; Kempton, Pennsylvania origin (Berks County). Circa 1870. Measures 82" x 89".

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