Catalogue: Quilts (513)


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".      
  
Irish Chain Quilt: Signed and Dated 1890; Pennsylvania
Hole in the Barn Door Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  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.

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".
Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.
Pair of Twenty Five Patch Quilts: Ca. 1930; Pa.
  Pair of Twenty Five Patch Quilts: Ca. 1930; Pa.   $1,450

Pristine pair of Twenty Five Patch quilts in unwashed condition. Wonderful selection of printed fabrics set off against a solid green background. Measure 63" x 86"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1930.

Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam Quilt: Ca. 1930; Pa.   $695  

Sunbonnet Sue has a friend! Charming combination of Sue with her male counterpart, Overall Sam. Unwashed condition; done on very high quality cotton. Equally suited for a girl or boy. Measures 76" x 85". Leesport, Pennsylvania (Berks County) origin; circa 1930.
Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam Quilt: Ca. 1930; Pa.
Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1870
  Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1870   $3,750

This extraordinary quilt is so much more than a traditional Double Nine Patch pattern. Not only do the alternate blocks form an additional strong pattern; when seen from a distance, the viewer realizes that each Nine Patch block is set in a brown circle, all of which are gracefully connected. Excellent condition; measures 82" x 84". Well crafted. Likely an original patern. Circa 1870.

Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.   $1,475  

Classic Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple) Log Cabin quilt done in beautiful light wools. Has a great deal of whirling movement for which this pattern is known. Excellent condition; desirable piano key border on three sides. Measures 68" x 75". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.
Tumbling Blocks Daybed Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Tumbling Blocks Daybed Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $695

Velvets make this Tumbling Blocks Pattern quilt even more alive than this pattern usually is. Wonderful diamond border makes a wonderful frame. Measures 38" x 80", probably made for a daybed. Great size to hang vertically in a stairwell or horizontally over a sofa or fireplace. Cotton sateen backing; both tied and quilted. Pristine condition; circa 1920. Pennsylvania origin.

Pots of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $695  

Bright and cheerful quilt of Pots of Flowers that I believe are meant to be poppies. Unexpected black accents give it a deco feel. It's especially effective next to the clear red of the border and flowers. Unwashed condition; circa 1930. Measures 77" x 102"; Pennsylvania origin.
Pots of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1880; New York
  Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1880; New York   $1,600

This velvet Tumbling Blocks quilt is as lush and sensuous as a sable coat - but more politically correct. Rich, dense colors combined with the depth of the fabric make this an exceptional example of an always desirable pattern. Wonderfully three dimensional. Tied on the back which is cafe au lait colored cotton sateen that also forms the binding. Albany, New York origin. Measures 67" x 78"; circa 1880.

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