Catalogue: Quilts (515)


Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt: Circa 1850; New York   $1,425   

This terrific positive/ negative quilt pattern goes by both the names of Robbing Peter to Pay Paul and Orange Peel. It is made with two deep indigo fabrics both of which have orange printed patterns.The entire quilt is the same fabric with the exception of one end which was used to distinguish the side meant for the top of the bed. It is nicely quilted with four lobed flowers in the large white areas. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are... Click for details      
  
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt: Circa 1850; New York
Sampler Crib Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania
  Sampler Crib Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania   $4,000

One does not often find full size 19th century sampler quilts but those made in the 19th century are as scarce as hen's teeth. The nine blocks of this fine example are beautifully set off on a solid red ground. It is very well pieced. The border has a cable quilting pattern and double straight lines throughout the sashing. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. There is a spot about the size of a pea on one of the bars of the Joseph's Coat block but nothing else to mention. The backing... Click for details

Broderie Perse Chintz Applique Quilt: Circa 1830; Maryland   $7,300  

The needlework is exceptionally fine on this Broderie Perse chintz center medallion quilt. The applique is delicately stitched, although it is interesting to note that the maker took a slight shortcut by not precisely outlining the cut out of the chintz motifs. Other than that, she spared no effort. The quilting is of the the best quality. Stitches are tiny and abundant. It is filled with flowers; leaves; wreaths and pineapples in the corners. The quilt has been professionally laundered and... Click for details
Broderie Perse Chintz Applique Quilt: Circa 1830; Maryland
Nine Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Nine Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $525

This Nine Patch doll quilt is well scaled and crafted. Each patch measures about 5/8" to a side. It is made of a beautiful collection of printed fabrics with solid red in the center of each block. It is not densely quilted but the stitches are tiny.The backing is a print with flowers and birds with a nest of eggs. It is brought over to the front to create the binding. Measurements are 10 1/4 inches square. It is in pristine, unwashed condition. Pennsylvania origin; last quarter of the 19th... Click for details

Mennonite Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,685  

This Lancaster County Mennonite Baskets quilt is unusual for the small scale of the baskets. Each measures 4 inches tall and is filled with triangles. The off blocks are quilted with cross patterns and cable in the border. The handles are machine appliqued, as is often the case. Everything else is hand sewn.The small scale zigzag inner border is a wonderful complement to the baskets. The background color is a slightly dusty green. The same fabric is used for the entire backing. It is an unusual... Click for details
Mennonite Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Early Applique Central Wreath Crib Quilt
  Early Applique Central Wreath Crib Quilt   $695

Applique crib quilt with an unusual combination of patterns. The central wreath is surrounded by four compass-like appliques and four stems with leaves that seems as though they flew off the wreath. The three red printed fabrics date to the first half of the 19th century. Backing is a tan printed fabric. The quilt has light staining but has never been washed. It consists of a top, batting and a backing but it is not quilted. Measurements are 35" x 42". Pennsylvania origin; ex-Trish Herr.

Broderie Perse Album Quilt: Dated 1843; New Jersey   $19,000  

This broderie perse album quilt has an unusually large number of blocks totaling 156. The chintz cutouts depict flowers; wreaths; baskets and birds, Written in ink is the date 1843 and Trenton, N.J. It has names from the Vallette; McNeely; Aiken and Coleman families. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition with the glaze fully intact. It measures 103" x 110". Best of all is the tag pinned to the quilt saying it was from the collection of Florence Peto. Mrs. Peto collected; researched;... Click for details
Broderie Perse Album Quilt: Dated 1843; New Jersey
Light and Dark Diamonds Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
  Light and Dark Diamonds Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $985

Striking Light and Dark Diamonds quilt with a beautiful use of fabrics and rich color. In addition to the outlines of the diamonds, the inside creates an Hourglass pattern. The two unusual fabrics on the border are a great enclosure for the diamonds. The quilt is especially well pieced. It is as fresh and crisp as the day it was made some 140 plus years ago. Measurements are 76 inches square. Hershey, Pennsylvania origin; made circa 1880.

Stencilled Album Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $4,600  

Nineteenth century stencilled quilts are true rarities. To find one made in the early 20th century is virtually unheard of.This amazing example is even more unusual for the fact that it is also an album quilt. It was made in Pennsylvania; circa 1920 during the Colonial Revival period. The soft tones reflect the popularity of light, pastel colors in decorating schemes of the era. The 72 blocks are primarily floral but they also include American eagles and owls. The quilt is in excellent,... Click for details
Stencilled Album Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1920; Kentucky
  New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1920; Kentucky   $825

New York Beauty is always a dynamic quilt pattern and this is no exception. The bold red dominates while the soft green and orange are good back ups. The green has faded from a darker version but still holds its own. This is a difficult pattern to execute and the maker did a fine job creating needlelike points on the numerous triangles. The quilt is from Kentucky where for some unknown reason, many New York Beauties originated. Measurements are 65" x 84"; made circa 1920; excellent condition.

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