Catalogue: Quilts (534)


Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $2,800   

This is both the earliest and largest Tumbling Blocks quilt that I have seen. It measures an enormous 102" x 116"; generous for a king size bed or a fabulous wall hanging for a loft space. This pattern is always dramatic but the scale of this makes it unusually so. Well quilted; hand loomed Trenton tape binding. Front is in excellent condition. There is one dark spot about the size of a dime that is visible in first thumbnail close-up. Staining on the back does not come through to the front.... Click for details      
  
Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
Cross Roads Quilt: Circa 1880
  Cross Roads Quilt: Circa 1880   $395

Cross Roads ( aka Old Italian Block) pattern quilt done with a nice selection of late 19th century calico fabrics. Solid white contrasting with the printed calicoes gives dramatic diagonal movement. Damage to one purple triangle; the rest of the quilt is in excellent condition. Measures 64" x 73".

Nine Patch and Hourglass Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.   $2,250  

There's method to this madness. What at first appears to be a jumble is actually an orderly arrangement of Nine Patch and Hourglass quilt blocks arranged in rows. While different in size, nearly each block is framed by log cabin strips. Three borders are the same triangles; the fourth is diagonal strips. Excellent, probably unwashed condition. Light smudging on one block. Soft calico prints are beautifully combined to create a twinkly palette of light and dark. Back is pieced bars that... Click for details
Nine Patch and Hourglass Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
Victorian Crazy Doll Quilt: Circa 1890; Maryland
  Victorian Crazy Doll Quilt: Circa 1890; Maryland   $975

Elegant Crazy Doll Quilt that is much dressier than doll quilts usually are. Handmade lace is an exceptional border for the piece. Embroidery includes nearly every motif typical of Victorian crazy quilts - flowers, fans and butterflies. Better than usual are the chickens, horse and man. Excellent condition. Maryland origin; circa 1890. Professionally framed; measures 23" x 28".

Economy Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $725  

Pristine condition Economy Patch Crib Quilt. Diagonal grid gives the piece a lots of movement. Because it is square in size, It would be especially effective if displayed on point. Nice variety of fabrics with an especially unusual one used for the border. Measures 41" square; circa 1890. Pennsylvania origin.
Economy Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Cross Roads Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Cross Roads Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $775

Cross Roads Crib Quilt done with unusual prints in a very sophisticated color palette. Each of the light color fabrics depicts nail heads in red and black. Symmetrically arranged to create the appearance of a grid in the center that seems to be underneath the criss cross of each block. Unwashed condition confirmed on the back by remnants of the paper label from the fabric bolt. Has several light smudges. Measures 42" square; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1890.

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.

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