Catalogue: Quilts (513)


Hired Man's Center Frame Quilt: Circa 1890   $975   

Pattern and size make this hired man's quilt most unusual. Very creative use solely of triangles to make a center medallion different from the outer frames. Fabrics date from mid through late 19th century. Summer weight (no batting). Measures 53" x 76", making it a very desirable size to hang either horizontally or vertically. Circa 1890.      
  
Hired Man's Center Frame Quilt: Circa 1890
Central Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Central Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $975

A most unusual combination of a late 19th century Log Cabin pattern done as a center medallion, typical of the early 19th century. Incredibly strong, bold graphic enhanced by the use of solid red fabric next to prints. Brilliant use of the yellow to form an additional pattern. Excellent condition; measures 70" x 80". Circa 1880; Pennsylvania origin.

Floral Wreath Applique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $725  

Soft and fresh streamlined Floral Wreath pattern quilt. Unusual to have a nine block applique pattern from the 1920's; they are typical of the 19th century. Well quilted; lovely colors. Newly laundered. Measures 81" square; Pennsylvania origin.
Floral Wreath Applique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Mennonite Baskets Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Mennonite Baskets Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $1,400

Cotton sateen Baskets quilt done in luscious shades of tropical fruits. Pristine, unwashed condition. Very well quilted. Fine fabrics and craftsmanship. Background is soft shade of seafoam green. Measures 76" x 95". York County, Pennsylvania Mennonite. Circa 1920.

Flying Geese Quilt: Circa 1880; North Carolina   $535  

Open and airy version of Wild Goose Chase pattern quilt. Excellent combination of soft tones of pink and lavender. Excellent, probably unwashed condition. Measures 85" x 92"; Circa 1880; Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
Flying Geese Quilt: Circa 1880; North Carolina
Rose of Sharon Quilt: Circa 1870; Maine
  Rose of Sharon Quilt: Circa 1870; Maine   $1,850

Rich chocolate brown gives this Rose of Sharon quilt a very different effect than one usually finds. Deep shades of brown and orange are softened by the pink centers. Well quilted including hearts throughout. Never washed; has several minor spots that could most likely disappear should one want to give it a bath. Several old, finely done mends are visible in close-ups (could a mouse have gotten to this little used, unwashed quilt?). Measures 88" square; circa 1870. Maine origin.

Cotton Crazy/ Stars Quilt: Circa 1880   $1,095  

Unique combination of a Cotton Crazy quilt with unusual Stars. Dramatically set in a contrasting grid and border. Excellent condition; terrific assortment of late 1880's fabrics. Measures 72" x 84". New England origin.
Cotton Crazy/ Stars Quilt: Circa 1880
Framed Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland
  Framed Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland   $1,085

Brilliantly conceived and crudely executed Framed Center Medallion quilt. Incorporates Turkey Tracks center and Maple Leaves in multiple borders. Excellent condition. Measures 70" x 84"; Maryland origin. Circa 1870. Definitely one of a kind.

Silk Log Cabin Doll Quilt: Circa 1920; Pa.   $450  

A perfect miniature, wonderfully designed and crafted silk Log Cabin doll quilt, a rare find. Terrific combination of solid, striped and printed fabrics. Much more complex design than usually seen in a doll quilt. Measures 24" square; circa 1920. Excellent condition; Pennsylvania origin.
Silk Log Cabin Doll Quilt: Circa 1920; Pa.
Abstract Baskets Quilt: Circa 1930; Pa.
  Abstract Baskets Quilt: Circa 1930; Pa.   $695

Whether or not this was meant as a Baskets pattern is subject to opinion; whether or not it is wonderful design is not. Looks equally good when viewed from any direction. Strong diagonal design of the pieced patern is accentuated by quilting in diagonal lines. Excellent condition; professionally laundered. Measures 72" x 86". Circa 1930; Pennsylvania origin.

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