Catalogue: Quilts (536)


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.      
  
Cats Crib Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
Tumbling Blocks/ Stars Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  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.

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.
Hourglass Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Double Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  Double Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $2,200

Early and compex quilt pattern of Hexagons within Hexagons. Forms a secondary pattern of Six Point Stars around the basic hexagonal block. Beautiful fabrics; heart quilted within each small triangle. Chevrons quilted in large light triangles and cables in the red banding. Difficult to see because of the heavily patterned fabrics but well done. Excellent condition. Measures 85" x 94"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1860.

Pinwheels Quilt with Matching Pillow Sham: Circa 1920   $775  

This Pinwheels pattern quilt is calm and serene, yet not boring. It is a sophisticated shade of dusty rose done in cotton sateen, giving it something of a "dressed up" feel. The matching pillow sham is a true rarity. It would serve for the purpose for which it was intended, but equally well as a matching dresser scarf or wall hanging. Professionally laundered; nicely quilted. Quilt measures 79" square; pillow sham is 31" x 78". Circa 1920.
Pinwheels Quilt with Matching Pillow Sham: Circa 1920
Baskets Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Baskets Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,985

Diagonal placement of the small size Baskets gives this quilt particular interest. Equally enhancing is the forest green background that is quilted in white. Nice variety of 1880's fabrics. Unwashed condition; well crafted. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin. Measures 79" square.

Wool Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1910   $1,250  

Anybody know what the initials SES stand for on this Schoolhouse comforter? My guess is Sex Education School. Very interesting mix of crude and sophisticated. The frame with vertically placed blocks is particularly well designed with color and fabrics deliberately planned. Red outlines each of the black corner blocks; the center 3 blocks of each side have fabrics distinguished from all others in the quilt. Excellent condition with the exception of several missing ties. Circa 1910; measures 62"... Click for details
Wool Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1910
Stars with Applique Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Stars with Applique Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $2,975

Dense patterning makes this combination of Star of Bethlehem; Oakleaf; Variable Star and Hourglass a real knock-out. Graduated sizes of each frame add to the drama of the large central star. Colors and fabrics have mellowed with washing. Likely a unique combination of patterns. Measures 82" x 99"; circa 1870. Pennsylvania origin.

Wool Challis One Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,975  

The simple One Patch pattern is made extraordinarily rich and sparkly by the use of a multitude of glorious fabrics of the 1860's and 70's. All are fine wool challis. Lightweight; quilted but no batting. Each block measures 1 1/2" square. Tremendous use of lights and darks; printed and solid fabrics. Back is somewhat fragile and has had several mends; front is in excellent condition. Measures 85" square; Pennsylvania origin.
Wool Challis One Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1860
  Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1860   $4,200

Mariner's Compass is one of the most difficult patterns to execute. This example is particularly finely done. Unwashed condition shows several light smudges that could be removed with laundering but in my opinion, not worth losing that never washed feel. Has one old appliqued, inconspicuous mend visible in thumbnail photo. Beautifully quilted. Measures 88" square; circa 1860.

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