Catalogue: Quilts (515)


Kansas Troubles Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania   $735   

Very bouncy Kansas Troubles (aka Sawtooth) pattern quilt that is done in solid colors giving it added spark. Additional small triangles at each intersection create Bowtie and Pinwheel patterns. Well quilted in two alternating designs. Freshly washed and spotless. Measures 72" x 82"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1910.      
  
Kansas Troubles Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania
Starburst Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Starburst Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,685

Pulsating Starburst quilt composed of beautiful late 19th century fabrics is contained by three borders. Unwashed condition; Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin. Equally interesting fabrics used for bars on the back making the quilt completely reversible. Circa 1880. Measures 82" x 89".

Wool Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.   $1,075  

Unusual arrangement of Courthouse Steps in which each block is set on the diagonal. Wonderful combination of solids with printed wool fabrics that are set off by the tiny red centers of each block. Measures 68" square; Pennsylvania origin. Slight damage to one corner visible in thumbnail #8. Circa 1890.
Wool Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.
Silk Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.
  Silk Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.   $1,650

Barnraising Log Cabin quilt done in silks and satins with velvet centers making it far dressier and more elegant than most cotton versions. Small scale to the quilt and the blocks. Cotton sateen border and backing with cable quilting throughout the border. Excellent condition. Measures 62" square; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1890.

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.

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