Catalogue: Quilts (532)


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.      
  
Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1860
Philadelphia Pavement Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Philadelphia Pavement Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $895

Unwashed, mint condition Philadelphia Pavement quilt. Border print is beautiful shade of cadet blue, not often seen in quilts of this era. In fact, the entire palette of this quilt is out of the ordinary. Wonderful contrast of dark calico prints with yellow highlights and pink striped centers. Each block measures 1 3/4" square. Pennsylvania origin: circa 1890. Measures 70" x 76".

Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $2,500  

Classic Nine Patch quilt made most unusual by a dramatic stepped border. Beautiful 1870's fabrics. Small scale blocks; each Nine Patch is 3 1/2" square. Several light brown spots due to the unwashed condition. Strong enough to be laundered but not essential. Measures 74" x 88"; Pennsylvania origin.
Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Lemoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Lemoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $2,675

Unusual, complex variation of LeMoyne Stars alternating with octagons to create a variety of positive/ negative images. Excellent condition; professionally laundered. Beautiful fabrics framed by a bold zigzag border. Very well quilted. Measures 78" x 90"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1870

Thousand Pyramids Quilt with Embroidery; Ca. 1930   $785  

Charming and probably unique Thousand Pyramids quilt with embroidered scenes that include such unusual features as snow capped mountains; shrubbery; trees; flowers; houses; sunrises and clouds. Mint, unwashed condition. Graphic as well as unusual. Finely worked; circa 1930. Measures 68" x 76".
Thousand Pyramids Quilt with Embroidery; Ca. 1930
Hired Man's Center Frame Quilt: Circa 1890
  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.

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.
Central Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Floral Wreath Applique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  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.

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.
Mennonite Baskets Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Flying Geese Quilt: Circa 1880; North Carolina
  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.

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