Catalogue: Quilts (516)


Tree Everlasting with Applique Quilt;Ca. 1870   $2,200   

To the best of my knowledge, this is a unique pattern. The bars are an unusual variation of Tree Everlasting and combined with the Crossed Tulips, I believe it to be one of a kind. The use of solid colors further sets off the wonderful center. Excellent condition; has been professionally washed. Measures 87" x 97"; circa 1870. Pennsylvania origin.      
  
Tree Everlasting with Applique Quilt;Ca. 1870
Wool Crossroads Quilt: Circa 1870
  Wool Crossroads Quilt: Circa 1870   $795

Rich colored fine wools were used to make this exceptional version of the Crossroads pattern. Highly unusual cotton printed fabric on the back would make this an equally interesting whole cloth quilt to be used on the reverse.Excellent condition on both sides. Measures 81" square.

Streak of Lightning with One Patch Quilt; Oklahoma   $695  

This is a dynamic country quilt with a native American feel. The solid red and blue chambray of the streak of lightning jump out from the plaids and checks. In excellent condition. Back is dark blue and white gingham check. Measures 67" x 83". Oklahoma origin; circa 1910.
Streak of Lightning with One Patch Quilt; Oklahoma
Reversible Barnraising/ One Patch Quilt; Circa 1880
  Reversible Barnraising/ One Patch Quilt; Circa 1880   $695

This bold Barnraising Log Cabin is made of wool challis from the 1870's. It reverses to a cotton calico One Patch. Dazzling use of stripes in the center. Some damage to the wools, much of which is visible in a close-up. It does not detract from the overall dramatic impact of the quilt. Measures 68" x 87"; Pennsylvania origin.

Ocean Waves Quilt; Circa 1910, Penn.   $695  

This is a pristine Ocean Waves quilt with a pieced bars back, typical of eastern Pennsylvania. Background color is an unusual slate blue/ gray highlighted with quilting in white thread. The quilting patterns alternate between bars and flowers. Nice variety of turn of the century fabrics. Measures 74" x 76".
Ocean Waves Quilt; Circa 1910, Penn.
Amish Philadelphia Pavement Quilt; Ca. 1930
  Amish Philadelphia Pavement Quilt; Ca. 1930   $1,475

The complex Philadelphia Pavement pattern is not often seen, particularly done by the Lancaster County Amish. This version is in pristine, unwashed condition. It has a wonderful contrast of lights and darks, made more intense by the shadings of blue blocks. Measures 86" x 88", large enough for a queen size bed. Lancaster County, Pa. origin; circa 1930.

Mennonite Chinese Coins Quilt; Ca. 1910; Pa.   $775  

Chinese Coins is a pattern not often seen, even more rarely when done on a diagonal as is this example. The blocks are fairly large but create a stunning effect whether used either vertically or horizontally. This would make a spectacular hanging in a stairwell or over a sofa because of the 54" x 76" size. All wool fabrics; Circa 1910. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Mennonite.
Mennonite Chinese Coins Quilt; Ca. 1910; Pa.
Mennonite Wool Fans Quilt; Ca. 1890; Pa.
  Mennonite Wool Fans Quilt; Ca. 1890; Pa.   $695

This is a classic Fans pattern, well made in nearly all solid color wools. Unusual background color of slate blue/gray. (The photos show the colors as more blue than in reality.) Pink and green embroidery offset the primarily dark colors of the quilt. Cable quilting in the border further adds to the overall depth of the pattern. Very slight fading throughout the border with one area of subtle discoloration visible in overall photo. Circa 1890; Pennsylvania Mennonite. Measures 68" square.

Elongated Hexagons Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pa.   $595  

This is a funky hexagons quilt made of blocks of an unusual elongated shape. Many of the blocks are pieced together of more than one segment of the same fabric. Not the finest piecing but it makes a bold graphic statement with a rich variety of colors and fabrics. Circa 1880;Pennsylvania origin; measures 68" x 78:.
Elongated Hexagons Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pa.
Calico Tumbler Quilt; Circa 1880; Penn.
  Calico Tumbler Quilt; Circa 1880; Penn.   $795

This is an unusual pattern done with a wonderful variety of 1880's calico fabrics. Thumbnails show many of them clearly including several of cheater's cloth. The light spot on the upper left border of the overall image is on the photo only; it is not a spot on the quilt.It is in unwashed condition. Backing is muslin. The size; pattern and variety of fabrics would make this a wonderful wall hanging. It measures 66" x 72". Pennsylvania origin.

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