Catalogue: Quilts (528)


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.

Baskets Quilt: Circa 1900; Pennsylvania   $1,075  

Exuberant Baskets pattern quilt in the color combination so popular in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Well planned use of color; carrying through the border color to the top of the baskets gives each one a light feel. Diagonal grid with red blocks also adds unification as well as punchiness. Excellent condition. Measures 82" square; circa 1900.
Baskets Quilt: Circa 1900; Pennsylvania
Cats Crib Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Cats Crib Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $450

What could be more appealing than this Cats crib quilt pattern? Does the fact that there are nine of them relate to the traditional notion of cats having nine lives? Nicely embroidered with details including a collar on each animal. Cable quilting in the border and concentric diamonds throughout interior. Pristine condition. Colors softer that in photos. Measures 35" x 36". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.

Tumbling Blocks/ Stars Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,575  

Handsome Six Point Stars in Hexagons quilt that forms multiple patterns, including Tumbling Blocks. Pristine, unwashed condition. Unusual color palette. Measures 82" x 84". Border nicely cable quilted. Circa 1890; Pennsylvania origin.
Tumbling Blocks/ Stars Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Hourglass Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Hourglass Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,775

Once again, it's stunning to realize that such a contemporary looking pattern and color combination can be more than 125 years old. This Hourglass (aka Bowtie) pattern quilt is made entirely with two beautiful printed fabrics. The tan background material is probably 10 years older (circa 1860) than the pink (circa 1870). Incredibly crisp, unwashed condition. Measures 84" x 88"; Pennsylvania origin.

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