Catalogue: Quilts (536)


New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $2,350   

This precisely made New York Beauty quilt was well stored for the last nearly hundred years. It is in the condition in which it was taken off the quilting frame. It is well pieced and quilted. The off blocks are stitched with large wreaths. LeMoyne stars are a good choice for the centers of each block. It measures a generous 90" x 96". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920's.      
  
New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Snowflake Applique Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Snowflake Applique Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $985

This Snowflake applique quilt is very much like the scherenschnitte paper cutout designs popular in the 19th century among Pennsylvania Germans. While usually seen done with paper, one does not often find variations in fabric. This is also a most unusual color combination of a light peach on indigo. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 76" x 78". Made late 1880's; Pennsylvania origin.

Lady of the Lake Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $725  

This Lady of the Lake quilt is made with an especially soothing background print of a soft brown with gray overtones. Multicolor triangles of reds, browns and pinks add liveliness. The mauve border fabric is most unusual in that it is the front and back of pocket watches! The quilt measures 82" x 102", unusually large for the period in which it was made. The quilt would easily fit a queen or king size bed. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Lady of the Lake Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Thousand Pyramids Doll Quilt: Circa 1880: New Hampshire
  Thousand Pyramids Doll Quilt: Circa 1880: New Hampshire   $425

This Thousand Pyramids doll quilt is also a charm quilt in that no fabric is repeated. It has 104 full size different triangle blocks as well as 16 partial triangles creating the border. Fabrics are from the 1870's and 1880's. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 13 1/2" x 14 1/4"; New Hampshire origin.

Lavender Geometric Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $825  

This geometric quilt appears to be an original pattern. It is well pieced and finely quilted with feather patterning throughout. The double sawtooth border makes a wonderful frame and is another indication of the meticulous care taken by the maker. Measurements are 72" x 82"; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
Lavender Geometric Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Patriotic Centennial Quilt with Eagle Center Medallion
  Patriotic Centennial Quilt with Eagle Center Medallion   Sold

This patriotic quilt with a central medallion of a stuffed applique eagle is surely one of a kind. It was most likely made to celebrate the Centennial. The quilt is an exceptional combination of both bold and delicate patterns. The wreaths surrounding the eagle are filled with butterflies, a tiny basket, hearts, birds and flowers. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 85 inches x 90 inches.

Cockscomb and Currants Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $875  

Exquisitely quilted version of the traditional Cockscomb and Currants pattern. Wreaths, flowers and feathers are stitched throughout this lovely applique quilt. The colors have mellowed with age giving a soft tone to this strong pattern. The fabrics are strong and intact. Measurements are 69 inches square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.
Cockscomb and Currants Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Puss in the Corner Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
  Puss in the Corner Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania   $1,400

This Puss in the Corner quilt (aka Improved Nine Patch) is made of a beautiful assortment of printed fabrics dating from the 1830's to 1850's. The quilt is light and airy with each off block quilted with an 8 petal flower. The fabrics are strong and in excellent condition. There is one area of scattered brown staining on the border and going into two of the adjoining blocks. It is shown in the last thumbnail photo. The quilt is a delight for early fabric lovers as few of the fabrics are... Click for details

Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Pennsylvania; Circa 1880   $635  

This Nine Patch crib quilt is as crisp as the day it was made some 135 years ago. It is in pristine, unwashed condition. The fabrics are a nice combination of calico prints with an especially unusual material for the border. The two lighter blocks may have been made to indicate that side for the head. One of the squares in the lower right corner is especially dear as it is made of two different fabrics - not quite enough to go around. The backing is a Bars pattern with the same brown print as... Click for details
Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Pennsylvania; Circa 1880
Apples Quilt: Circa 1870
  Apples Quilt: Circa 1870   $785

Whimsical would be the best way to describe this unusual fruit quilt. I believe they are meant to be apples but one can also make a case for cherries. Regardless of which you prefer, it is in excellent condition; made circa 1870. It is quilted with concentric diamonds and has a border on three sides that alternates the colors of the fruit. Measurements are 80 inches square.

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