Catalogue: Quilts (532)


Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania   $2,675   

This is a rather elegant version of an Evening Stars quilt. It has a glazed chintz border with pea fowls throughout. The stars are beautiful grouping of brown printed fabrics with reddish brown in each corner. The back of the quilt is a pieced Bars pattern. It is from Ephrata, Pennsylvania (Lancaster County); circa 1850. Measurements are 92" square; excellent, unwashed condition.      
  
Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1920
  Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1920   $735

It is difficult to say if this lovely applique quilt was meant to depict a specific flower or simply a graceful, five petal generic blossom. The color is certainly cornflower blue but I do not know whether it is meant to be that flower. Regardless, it is made of beautiful soft tones that combine well together. Buds along the edge make a terrific border. It is well appliqued and quilted. Stems are embroidered. The quilt is made of a fine cotton sateen. It is in pristine, unwashed... Click for details

Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $735  

This is an especially nice example of one of the most popular quilt patterns of the 1930's. The "gardens" are made on a small scale with a nice variety of solid and printed fabrics. Many of the prints are from feedsacks. The sashing is the perfect solid color blue. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Scalloped edges give a graceful finish. The quilt measures 84" x 88", suitable for a double or queen size bed. Dauphin County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $2,200

This is a particularly fine example of the desirable New York Beauty pattern. The colors really seem to give off the glow of sunshine. It is well quilted with overlapping circles that are a terrific complement to the round pieced pattern. The New York Beauty pattern was named by Mountain Mist in 1930 when they published it with recommendations for this particular color combination and quilting patterns. Variations of the pattern had been known prior to 1930 but not with this name. It is in... Click for details

Pot of Flowers Painted Mat: Circa 1870; New England   $657  

This painted pot of flowers was probably intended as a decorative table mat. It measures 9 1/4" long x 8 5/8" wide and is professionally mounted on a stretcher that is 11 1/4" x 12". It is signed on the bottom Irena Foater who was probably the proud maker but might also have been the recipient. There is a small right angle tear in the central flower that shows in the thumbnail. There are no other condition issues. Based largely upon the plaid fabric used for the binding, I date this to about... Click for details
Pot of Flowers Painted Mat: Circa 1870; New England
Touching Stars Quilt with Applique: circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Touching Stars Quilt with Applique: circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $2,850

This touching Stars quilt has the most unusual addition of appliqued flowers giving a nice "pop" to the already bold pattern. The solid red used for the deep triangle border is another element that adds drama. It is well quilted with small clamshell patterns. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 84 inches square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.

Maryland Album Quilt: Circa 1860   $2,250  

Nine block album quilt with wreaths and pots of flowers, no two of which are the same. The pots of flowers in the corners facing inward give a nice symmetry to the overall design. It is clearly a rural version of a Baltimore Album quilt. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. It is well quilted with feathered vines along the grid and border. The applique border flowers are an effective continuation of the shapes of the flowers within the quilt. Maryland... Click for details
Maryland Album Quilt: Circa 1860
Farmer's Delight Quilt: Circa 1850; Virginia
  Farmer's Delight Quilt: Circa 1850; Virginia   $885

Farmer's Delight is a pattern almost always originating in Virginia and most often in the Shenandoah Valley. It also goes by the name Farmer's Fancy. This early example is beautifully quilted with concentric clamshell patterns that have also been seen in other Farmer's Delights. It has been professionally laundered and is in spotless condition. The background fabric is slightly creamier in color than the medallions in which the circles are set. With very close examination, one can find several... Click for details

Whig Rose Quilt: Circa 1860   $1,850  

This Whig Rose Quilt is well quilted and appliqued. It has nine buds emanating from each three layer central flower. The white blocks are nicely stitched with an unusual coiled wreath in the center and hearts; stars and flowers around it. The triple swag border is an elegant frame and has a nice continuation of the yellow centers of the appliqued blocks. There is a small area of faint discoloration visible only in certain lights. The quilt measures 82" x 100", suitable for either a queen or... Click for details
Whig Rose Quilt: Circa 1860
Swirling Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1880
  Swirling Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1880   $2,975

This is one of the most dramatic examples of a Swirling Pinwheel (aka Rising Sun or Wheel of Life) quilt that I have seen. The use of solid red and green punctuated by orange centers gives it real drama. The rows of diamonds around the Pinwheels add to the pulsating quality. LeMoyne Stars are another fine element. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. There are some slight irregularities in the green which is probably a home dyed fabric and somewhat fugitive. It is quilted with... Click for details

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