Catalogue: Quilts (513)

Feathered Star Crib Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania   $3,850   

This stunning Feathered Stars crib quilt has the additional feature of being reversible. The front side is a group of both Feathered and Evening Stars in a wonderful variety of red prints. They are set on a solid glazed blue cotton. The front is in spotless condition. The reverse is a triangles pattern done with two different prints (one with a glaze) and the same solid blue as on the other side. There is one smudge in the center diamond. The quilt measures 42" x 43 1/2". Pennsylvania origin;... Click for details      
Feathered Star Crib Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania
Glazed Chintz Wholecloth Quilt: Circa 1840;Mass.
  Glazed Chintz Wholecloth Quilt: Circa 1840;Mass.   $2,975

This glazed chintz Wholecloth quilt is as crisp as the day it was made some 160 years ago. It was certainly packed away and did not see the light of day. The printed fabric consists of rows of floral bouquets. It is probably English. It is unusual that such an elegant front has a very plain cotton backing. It is quilted with chevron patterns throughout. The quilt measures 96" x 98". It is from the Plumer Humphreys Barton family, one of the first settlers of Newbury, Massachusetts. Made circa... Click for details

LeMoyne Stars Quilt:Circa 1850; New York State   $2,850  

This stunning LeMoyne Stars quilt actually has two additional patterns. Most obvious is the diamond chain. More subtle is the way the maker placed a patterned block at the center of each chain intersection to create a Puss in the Corner (aka Improved Nine Patch). The quilt is made of a glorious grouping of printed fabrics from the 1830-s - 1850's. The quilt is in excellent condition and is nicely quilted. Measurements are 77" x 92". New York State origin with family history available.
LeMoyne Stars Quilt:Circa 1850; New York State
LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870;New York
  LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870;New York   $1,975

The tiny scale of these LeMoyne Stars could not make them any more precious. Each star is 2 3/4" in diameter. They are made with a fabric of crescent moons. The corner blocks have stars with the same fabric. The five strip borders have a different geometric print. Condition is excellent. The quilt measures 70" x 80". New York State origin; circa 1870's.

Rising Suns Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $4,875  

Some would call this pattern Mariner's Compass. I prefer Rising Suns, particularly with the warm orange centers. Never before have I seen an example so tiny and finely crafted. Each ray is but a tiny sliver. The combination of the Suns with budding flowers appears to be an original combination. Setting it on an indigo ground makes it especially striking and unusual. It is quilted with three geometric patterns. The indigo half blocks are done with a chevron pattern; straight lines on the whole... Click for details
Rising Suns Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Turkey Tracks Quilt: Circa 1830's
  Turkey Tracks Quilt: Circa 1830's   $1850.00

Finely made blocks are set on point to create a densely patterned Turkey Tracks quilt. Half blocks are used on the edges to form an interior border. The dogtooth outer border combines well with the triangles of the Turkey Tracks blocks. Quilted with cable patterns in the sashing and diagonal lines in the border. Measurements are 90" x 94". Made of two different red printed fabrics. Has one area of light toning but no other condition apologies. Made circa 1830's.

Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1890   $1,875  

This Mariner's Compass quilt is exquisitely pieced and quilted. The points of the compasses are as sharp as one would hope. The body of the quilt is elaborately stitched with swirling feather patterns throughout. The border is quilted with diagonal lines. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 71" x 102". Probably made circa 1890 but possibly as late as 1910. The solid color fabrics are more difficult to date than prints.
Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1890
Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Indiana
  Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Indiana   $2,400

This charming Double Nine Patch quilt has smaller than postage stamp pieces. Each block measures a mere half an inch in diameter. It is made entirely of solid color fabrics. Consistent use of red centers enhances the diagonal chain effect.The ten borders repeat the colors used throughout the quilt. The white blocks are quilted with patterns of feathered flowers. Measurements are 75" x 87". Indiana origin; circa 1920.

LeMoyne Stars in Garden Maze Quilt: Circa 1870;New York   $1,275  

Multicolor LeMoyne Stars are set within a printed pink fabric creating a Garden Maze pattern. It is well quilted and in excellent condition. Overlapping circles are quilted in the border and diamonds in the body of the quilt. Measurements are 72" x 84". It is from upstate New York and comes with extensive family information. It is from the same family as the Baskets quilt listed as item # 1387800.
LeMoyne Stars in Garden Maze Quilt: Circa 1870;New York
Baskets Quilt; Circa 1880; New York State
  Baskets Quilt; Circa 1880; New York State   $725

Two features make this Baskets quilt especially lively. The body of each container is made of triangles. The diagonal grid echoes their direction, giving lots of movement to the composition. The use of half baskets makes an excellent border. The corner blocks look like an Hourglass pattern but in actuality, they are the same piecing used for the base of the Baskets. Taken out of context, they look quite different. The quilt has two inked signatures on the back. One is illegible but the other... Click for details

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