Catalogue: Quilts (513)


Philadelphia Pavement Variation: ca. 1880; Pa.   $975   

This Philadelphia Pavement variation is bold and strong in every way. Unwashed condition. A small white spot on one of the blue blocks is part of the paper label from the bolt of fabric, further indication that the quilt has never been laundered. Terrific grouping of fabrics typical of southeastern Pennsylvania quilts of the late 19th century. Equally striking on the reverse Open Center pattern done in a different palette. Measures 80" square; circa 1880.      
  
Philadelphia Pavement Variation: ca. 1880; Pa.
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1910; Pa.
  Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1910; Pa.   $875

Straight Furrows Log Cabin pattern with two unusual features: the center of each log is divided on the diagonal adding intensity to the furrows; and the color scheme is out of the ordinary. The blacks and grays are not often seen in such predominance with the other colors chosen for this quilt. Unwashed condition; flawless with the exception of two small, old and well done patches on the border that are visible in the last thumbnail photo. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1910. Measures 74" square.

Birds in the Air/Straight Furrows Quilt: Ca. 1890; Pa.   $1,075  

I believe this to be a unique combination of the patterns Birds in the Air and Straight Furrows. Wonderful arrangement of lights and darks makes this country quilt very dramatic. Pristine, unwashed condition. Lebanon County, Pennsylvania origin. Measures 76" x 80". Totally reversible to Bars back on which the quilting, particularly the cable pattern throughout the border, shows even better than on the front. Circa 1890.
Birds in the Air/Straight Furrows Quilt: Ca. 1890; Pa.
Russian Sunflower Quilt: Circa 1870
  Russian Sunflower Quilt: Circa 1870   $2,400

Rich colors, a strong pattern and beautiful printed fabrics make this Russian Sunflower Quilt one of the best of its kind. Quilting echoes the circular blocks of the sunflowers. Excellent, unwashed condition. Has an old inconspicuous mend less than the size of a dime in one outer border. Measures 74" x 94"; Circa 1870. Probably North Carolina origin.

Sunbonnet Sue Quilt: Dated 1932; Pennsylvania   $975  

Who can imagine a Sunbonnet Sue quilt cuter than this with the girls chatting over the garden gate? To the best of my knowledge, this is an original rendition of a popular pattern. Excellent condition; well quilted. Dated 1932. Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Measures 65" x 76".
Sunbonnet Sue Quilt: Dated 1932; Pennsylvania
Sail Boats Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Sail Boats Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $725

Pristine, unwashed Sailboats quilt done in a lovely blend of soft tones arranged to form diagonal bands of color The pink fabric is chambray; some of the blue and green prints are polished cotton. Reverses to pink and white bars; equally usable on either side. Circa 1930; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 77" square.

Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.   $2,200  

The depth and richness of colors on this Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt are unparalleled. Possibly unique border. Pristine condition; circa 1870. Border and backing are cotton; body of quilt is wool challis. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; measures 84" square
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.
Sunflower/ Rising Sun Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Sunflower/ Rising Sun Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $2,250

An exuberant quilt that is unusual in several ways. The egg yolk colored centers of each sunflower date to about 1890. The three different printed fabrics used for the diamonds all date between 1830 and 1850. Wonderful border treatment really does give the effect of rising suns. Very well quilted; unwashed condition. Fabrics used for the white background have aged to different shades of ivory. If washed, they would likely all be closer to the same shade of white but I prefer to let a quilt... Click for details

Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,985  

Beautifully pieced Feathered Stars Quilt done in pink and green calico, prototypical colors of southeastern Pennsylvania. Unwashed condition; has one very light spot on one of the pink calico areas that only can be seen in certain lights. Extremely dramatic. Measures 78" x 98"; Berks County, Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1870.
Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Cats with Bowties Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Cats with Bowties Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $675

What could be cuter than these Cats with Bowties? Summer spread of a top and back without batting. Two small tan marks are visible in close-ups. Aside from them, condition is excellent. Measures 77" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.

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