Catalogue: Quilts (511)


Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Ohop   $2,475   

This Baskets Quilt has so much going on that it is difficult to know how to name it. An appliqued flower comes out of each basket. It has a triple diagonal sashing intersecting with Nine Patch blocks. Repeated use of the green calico on the base of the baskets; handles and flower stems makes a nice balance to the strong use of solid red. Stems of the flowers are finely embroidered. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It measures 88 inches square. It is nicely quilted with pinwheel... Click for details      
  
Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Ohop
Four Patch in NIne Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Four Patch in NIne Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $965

Finely made Four Patch in Nine Patch quilt from Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Pinned to it is a tag from The Franklin County Quilt Documentation Project. The quilt is made of a lovely assortment of printed 1870's fabrics. The backing is a Bars pattern. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 84 inches square.

Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1900   $1,975  

The Schoolhouse is one of America's favorite quilt patterns. This fine example is well designed with houses at right angles framing the primary group. It's interesting that the bottom row can be seen as either part of the vertical grouping or a continuation of the houses creating the frame. The quilt is in pristine condition. It is stitched with straight lines in the body and zigzags in the border. Measurements are 67" x 74". Made circa 1900; probably Ohio origin.
Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1900
Elegant Silk Log Cabin Quilt with Embroidered Border; Ca.1870;Balto.
  Elegant Silk Log Cabin Quilt with Embroidered Border; Ca.1870;Balto.   $6,500

This finely made Windmill Blades Log Cabin quilt is one of the most elegant I have seen. The pieces are small and wonderfully color coordinated to create concentric frames. Most astounding is the wide, elaborately embroidered floral border. The quilt is signed Mary Kroeger and Louis Kroger; Baltimore Maryland. Mary was born in 1826 in Hanover, Germany. It is not known at what age she came to the United States and married Louis. She lived until 1900. Louis owned a grocery and provisions... Click for details

Original Pattern Octagons Quilt: Circa 1900; Pennsylvania   $625  

I have searched for a name for this unusual Octagons quilt. The closest I have found are the obscure patterns named Carrie's Choice or Midget Necktie. The difference between these patterns and the one offered here is that this one does not have true Bowties surrounding the center. I believe it is an original pattern. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It dates to about 1900; Pennsylvania origin. Measurements are 73" x 86". It is nicely quilted including 7 point stars in the blue... Click for details
Original Pattern Octagons Quilt: Circa 1900; Pennsylvania
Pots of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1920
  Pots of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1920   $2,200

This Pots of Flowers Quilt is unusual in that it is simultaneously fanciful and elegant. The blossoms are far larger than their container giving this otherwise elegant quilt a touch of whimsey. The entire quilt is done in cotton sateen making it "dressier" than many. The applique and reverse applique are elaborately done. Measurements are 84 inches square. Unwashed, excellent condition. Made circa 1920.

Hourglass Doll Quilt: Circa 1830's; Pennsylvania   $625  

This Hourglass (aka Bowtie) doll quilt is an especially fine, early example. It is very well hand quilted. It dates to the 1830's. It has been professionally washed and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 11 inches square.
Hourglass Doll Quilt: Circa 1830's; Pennsylvania
Pot of Flowers Applique Quilt Top: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Pot of Flowers Applique Quilt Top: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $6,800

This exuberant quilt top is a completely original pattern. It combines a center medallion surrounded by a pot of flowers from which emanates an interwoven vine. The flower pot theme is carried out in the corner blocks. Stars and moons add to the whimsical quality. It was made in Pennsylvania in the 1870's. Formerly in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The quilt top is professionally mounted on a hinged stretcher for ease of transportation. The stretcher measures 73 1/2" x... Click for details

Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880   $1,075  

This Birds in the Air quilt is made of a wide selection of printed fabrics that date from the mid 19th century to the 1880's. Placement of darks and lights gives a nice diagonal movement to the whole piece. The quilting is done in a pattern of concentric arcs. Condition is excellent; measurements are 66" x 82".
Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880
Maple Leaf Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  Maple Leaf Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $1,085

It's unusual to find a Maple Leaf quilt in these colors. They look more like the golden tones of Fall than one usually sees. The blocks are placed in different directions. It is nicely quilted with groups of four hearts in each of the off blocks. Measurements are 86" x 87", ample for a queen size bed and serviceable on a king. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.

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