Catalogue: Quilts (528)


Mennonite Wreath Applique Quilt and Matching Crib Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pa.   $9,600   

I can count on one hand the number of 19th century quilts I have seen with a matching crib quilt. Never have I seen as stunning a quilt with matching crib in such pristine condition. Both are in the spotless, unwashed condition as when they were made nearly 140 years ago.. The full size is quilted with concentric wreaths very similar to the appliqued pattern in addition to stylized flowers. The border is diagonal lines. The swag and tassel borders are great frames for the robust colors and... Click for details      
  
Mennonite Wreath Applique Quilt and Matching Crib Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pa.
Mennonite Oakleaf Variation Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
  Mennonite Oakleaf Variation Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $3,950

This Mennonite quilt from Lancaster, Pennsylvania takes the traditional Oakleaf pattern to an entirely new level. The five Oakleaf blocks alternate with diamond blocks that create a continuous overall pattern when seen from afar. Double sawtooth borders create the effect of the Tree Everlasting pattern. The quilt is in excellent; unwashed condition. It is well quilted with wreaths in the green blocks and cable patterning in the wide green border. Stitching in the red blocks echoes the appliqued... Click for details

Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1870;Pennsylvania   $1,275  

Delectable Mountains is always a desirable quilt pattern and particularly when it is done in indigo and white. This example is unusual for having the sawtooth border on only two sides. It may have been made that way because it went on a bed tucked in a corner. It is well quilted with feathered wreaths in the white triangles and cable patterning in the border. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 82" x 92". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.
Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1870;Pennsylvania
Lancaster County Amish Sunshine and Shadow quilt: Circa 1910
  Lancaster County Amish Sunshine and Shadow quilt: Circa 1910   $3,650

It is safe to say that this Lancaster County Amish Sunshine and Shadow quilt is the best of its type. The colors are the rich jewel tones that are most sought after. Exactly the right amount of red is well placed to make the colors "pop". The quilting is finely done with traditional feathering in the outer border. Condition is as pristine as the day it was made more than 100 years ago. The quilt is made of fine wools on both front and back. The letter R is cross stitched on a back corner. The... Click for details

Princess Feather Variation Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $1,675  

Princess Feather is almost always done as a four block pattern with each block having feathers radiating from a central design. This unusual example uses the same feathers in a unique design. The feathers gracefully alternate with tulips or maple leaves coming off undulating vines. The pattern looks equally good seen vertically or horizontally. It is well quilted with diagonal lines throughout. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 92 inches square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.
Princess Feather Variation Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   Sold

This Thousand Pyramids quilt has several terrific elements to it. It is made with a huge variety of indigo printed fabrics. Pinks are used to create an overall diagonal and border that give focus to the pattern. Most clever is the choice of binding fabric with a zigzag pattern to the print. The quilt is in excellent condition. Two tiny red spots on abutting triangles are the only condition apologies. Measurements are 72" x 76". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.

Mennonite Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $1,900  

This wonderfully graphic Mennonite Tumbling Blocks quilt (aka Baby Blocks) is made of fine, light wool fabrics from the late 19th century. The colors are deep and rich - perhaps a tad lighter than on the screen. The corners are quilted with the medallion wreath patterns often seen in Lancaster County Amish quilts. The patterns throughout the rest of the border are unusual designs of leaves; flowers and berries. The quilt is in excellent condition. The backing is a printed polished cotton with a... Click for details
Mennonite Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
Album/Sampler Quilt: Circa 1885; New York
  Album/Sampler Quilt: Circa 1885; New York   $6,800

This unusual Album/Sampler quilt was made in the 1880's in the area of Rhinebeck, New York. The probable maker is Mary Mosher whose name is in the center block. Each of the blocks has an embroidered name. Extensive information is available about each of the individuals included on the quilt. In several instances, the block pattern corresponds with the person's vocation. Nelson Haver, for instance, was a banker and real estate broker. His block depicts a bank. Alonzo Mosher raised horses and... Click for details

Pots of Flowers Stuffed Applique Quilt: Circa 1850   $34,000  

This four block Pots of Flowers quilt is over the top both in terms of design and execution. The flowers; leaves; stems and chain sashing are all heavily stuffed applique. Finely detailed embroidery outlines the applique. Exuberant does not begin to describe the dense design that is so full it has something of an abstract look. The quilt has similarities to the work of Baltimore quilt maker known as Designer Three. Her quilts, as well as this piece, are intense in design and padded applique.... Click for details
Pots of Flowers Stuffed Applique Quilt: Circa 1850
Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1890
  Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1890   $1,800

Delectable Mountains is often a bold, dynamic pattern but in this case, even more so than most. The fabric is a very, very dark blue/ green that in limited light looks black. The use of solid color fabric makes it even stronger. The quilt has a wonderful diamond border. It came from an estate in North Carolina but with no background information. The use of some dark quilting thread leads me to believe it is of Southern origin. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 78" x 86".

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