Catalogue: Quilts (521)


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.      
  
Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; 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.

Maple Leaf Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $725  

Immaculate, unwashed Maple Leaf quilt in lovely soft tones. Nicely quilted with cabled border and starflowers in the white blocks. Measures 77" x 87"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1920.
Maple Leaf Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Iris Quilt: Circa 1920
  Iris Quilt: Circa 1920   $985

Traditional Iris Quilt in lovely shades of pink and dusty rose. Excellent condition; freshly laundered. Measures 80" x 86". Circa 1920.

Strippy Quilt with Fruits; Circa 1930   $485  

Droll seems like the best word to describe this unusual 1930's strippy quilt depicting various fruits. The same fabric was pieced in two different colorways to create an unusual palette. Strawberries, pears and apples were printed to look like lace as well as in solid colors. Reverses to a totally different printed backing seen in last thumbnail. Can be used equally well on either side. Pristine condition; measures 76 x 82".
Strippy Quilt with Fruits; Circa 1930
Log Cabin Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Log Cabin Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $685

Very fine Straight Furrows Log Cabin Doll quilt from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Wonderful scale; machine quilted. Interesting construction of border with one strip of the dark fabric used as a straight border and a wider one with a ruffle. Green areas consist of 7 different calico prints; pink is one calico and one solid. Mended area on outer border about the size of a quarter is shown in thumbnail photo. Crudely repaired but could be re-done by one with nimble fingers. Measures 20 1/2" x... Click for details

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