Catalogue: Quilts (524)


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".      
  
Victorian Crazy Doll Quilt: Circa 1890; Maryland
Economy Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  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.

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.
Cross Roads Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Irish Chain Privy Pocket: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  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.

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.
Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Twentyfive Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  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".

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

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