Catalogue: Quilts (516)


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.      
  
Sail Boats Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.
  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

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
Sunflower/ Rising Sun Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  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.

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.
Cats with Bowties Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Ca.1870; Pa.
  Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Ca.1870; Pa.   $1,275

Dramatic version of a Log Cabin Straight Furrows pattern done primarily in wool challis with a few logs in silk. Beautiful fabrics on the front as well as the back which is also pieced. Excellent condition. Circa 1870; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 80" x 90".

Grapes Quilt: Circa 1920; Vermont origin   $695  

What an airy, graceful pattern full of wonderful quilting; delicate embroidered tendrils and stuffed applique grapes. Excellent condition. Measures 65" x 89".
Grapes Quilt: Circa 1920; Vermont origin
Twentyfive Patch/Chain Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
  Twentyfive Patch/Chain Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania   $2,450

This early Twentyfive Patch pattern is done with a masterful use of fabrics and color. The dark brown corners of each meet to form an additional Four Patch, all done with some of the most lush, unusual fabrics that I have seen. Very good quilting. Has been professionally laundered with several tiny spots remaining. Measures 75" x 78". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1850.

Pinwheel Stars Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $445  

This Touching Stars pattern is a bit out of the ordinary because of the Pinwheels within each central block. A variety of striped fabrics add further interest to the several compatible blues and grey. Excellent condition. Measures 72" square. Pennsylvania origin; $445.
Pinwheel Stars Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Maryland
  Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Maryland   $695

Many features make this a very well executed version of a Double Nine Patch pattern. The blocks are postage stamp size. Each piece of the Nine Patch measures barely one inch. It is very nicely quilted with a variety of patterns. The colors are well placed with reds consistently making up the center. In addition to the Double Nine Patch pattern, it is laid out so that one gets a diagonal chain effect as well. Has been professionally washed. Measures 78" x 92"; Maryland origin; $695.

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