Catalogue: Quilts (513)


Miniature Floral Wreaths Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.   Sold   

Delicate Floral Wreaths quilt, done on an unusually small scale. The color palette initially gives the impression of this being a quilt from the 1920's. Closer inspection of the fabrics indicates it is actually from the late 19th century. Very well quilted with a variety of patterns. The centers of the wreaths quilted in the off blocks are filled with different floral patterns. Professionally laundered; pristine condition. Measures 73" x 76"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1870.      
  
Miniature Floral Wreaths Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.
Huge Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Huge Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $3,200

This is an extraordinary, bold and original interpretation of a Honeycomb, or Hexagon pattern quilt. Graceful wreaths and vining borders are brilliantly offset against the dominant central pattern. Illustrated in The Quilt Engagement Calendar when I last owned it: I have recently re-purchased it from a collection. Very well pieced and appliqued. Finely cross hatch quilted. Unwashed condition; several area of light discoloration are visible in thumbnail photos. Could be washed and removed, but I... Click for details

Four Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $975  

This Four Baskets pattern was immortalized some twenty years ago when it was used as a United States postage stamp. The placement of color in this example makes it even more interesting than most. The use of two colors gives both the original block of two red (it "reads" pink but the material is actually a soft brick color with a white print) and two green baskets. One can see equally prominently a block of four red and four green baskets. Finally, there are diagonal crisscrosses of the two... Click for details
Four Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Turkey Tracks Quilt: Circa 1879; Pennsylvania
  Turkey Tracks Quilt: Circa 1879; Pennsylvania   $1,985

Turkey Tracks combined with an unusual appliqued pattern. The alternating blocks are an excellent combination of curvilinear and angular shapes. Included in the Chester County, Pennsylvania Quilt Documentation project. Professionally laundered; measures 82" x 86"; circa 1870.

Nine Patch Quilt with Zigzag: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $835  

It is difficult to imagine that a quilt as fresh and crisp in condition as this Nine Patch is more than 125 years old. It was obviously packed away and never saw the light of day. Beautiful fabrics; wonderful zigzag border makes a great frame. Quilting in off blocks done in the same nine patch design as the primary pattern. Border quilted with diagonal lines. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; measures 76" x 90".
Nine Patch Quilt with Zigzag: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Bricks Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Maryland
  Bricks Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Maryland   $675

Streamlined, perhaps original pattern that I have termed Bricks, for want of a more proper name. Wonderfully abstract in its simplicity. Nicely quilted including concentric half circles in the border that are a terrific contrast to the geometry of the rest of the quilting as well as the pieced pattern. Measures 40" x 55"; excellent condition. Maryland origin.

Flying Geese Quilt: Circa 1930; Maryland   $675  

Flying Geese quilt ( closely related to Birds in the Air but with fewer triangles) done in lovely shades of soft pink and grayish blue. Outer two borders quilted with a wide chevron; cable quilted inner border. Spotless condition. Name of maker available to purchaser. Maryland origin; circa 1930. Measures 72" x 76".
Flying Geese Quilt: Circa 1930; Maryland
Dove in the Window Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  Dove in the Window Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $1,650

This unusual quilt is closest to the Dove in the Window or Goose Tracks patterns. Well made with a terrific, whimsical swag border. The soft blue calico background beautifully sets off the pink and green. Professionally laundered; excellent condition. Measures 82" x 88"; circa 1860. Pennsylvania origin.

Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $2,400  

Dramatic Lone Star quilt (aka Star of Bethlehem) with the most unusual of background fabrics. It's a print I've never seen before that has the profile of a woman. It may be earlier than the calicoes of the star. Unwashed condition. Some oxidation to the solid orange fabric. Measures 100" square, unusually large for the 1870's when it was made. Pennsylvania origin.
Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Corn and Beans Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania
  Corn and Beans Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania   $775

Geometric quilt that comes closest in pattern to Corn and Beans or Fox and Geese. Placement of the blocks, as well as the use of fabrics, makes this soft toned quilt quite dazzling in patterning. There is actually not a secondary or background block. Both take on equal prominence. Shirting plaids and stripes are nicely complemented by the double blue and pink calico prints. Unwashed condition; one tiny brown spot visible in close-up photos. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1910.

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