Catalogue: Quilts (529)


Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1870;Pennsylvania   Sold   

Delectable Mountains is always a desirable quilt pattern and particularly when it is done in indigo and white. This example is unusual for having the sawtooth border on only two sides. It may have been made that way because it went on a bed tucked in a corner. It is well quilted with feathered wreaths in the white triangles and cable patterning in the border. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 82" x 92". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.      
  
Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1870;Pennsylvania
Lancaster County Amish Sunshine and Shadow quilt: Circa 1910
  Lancaster County Amish Sunshine and Shadow quilt: Circa 1910   $3,650

It is safe to say that this Lancaster County Amish Sunshine and Shadow quilt is the best of its type. The colors are the rich jewel tones that are most sought after. Exactly the right amount of red is well placed to make the colors "pop". The quilting is finely done with traditional feathering in the outer border. Condition is as pristine as the day it was made more than 100 years ago. The quilt is made of fine wools on both front and back. The letter R is cross stitched on a back corner. The... Click for details

Princess Feather Variation Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $1,675  

Princess Feather is almost always done as a four block pattern with each block having feathers radiating from a central design. This unusual example uses the same feathers in a unique design. The feathers gracefully alternate with tulips or maple leaves coming off undulating vines. The pattern looks equally good seen vertically or horizontally. It is well quilted with diagonal lines throughout. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 92 inches square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.
Princess Feather Variation Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
Mennonite Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
  Mennonite Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $1,900

This wonderfully graphic Mennonite Tumbling Blocks quilt (aka Baby Blocks) is made of fine, light wool fabrics from the late 19th century. The colors are deep and rich - perhaps a tad lighter than on the screen. The corners are quilted with the medallion wreath patterns often seen in Lancaster County Amish quilts. The patterns throughout the rest of the border are unusual designs of leaves; flowers and berries. The quilt is in excellent condition. The backing is a printed polished cotton with a... Click for details

Pots of Flowers Stuffed Applique Quilt: Circa 1850   $34,000  

This four block Pots of Flowers quilt is over the top both in terms of design and execution. The flowers; leaves; stems and chain sashing are all heavily stuffed applique. Finely detailed embroidery outlines the applique. Exuberant does not begin to describe the dense design that is so full it has something of an abstract look. The quilt has similarities to the work of Baltimore quilt maker known as Designer Three. Her quilts, as well as this piece, are intense in design and padded applique.... Click for details
Pots of Flowers Stuffed Applique Quilt: Circa 1850
Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1890
  Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1890   $1,800

Delectable Mountains is often a bold, dynamic pattern but in this case, even more so than most. The fabric is a very, very dark blue/ green that in limited light looks black. The use of solid color fabric makes it even stronger. The quilt has a wonderful diamond border. It came from an estate in North Carolina but with no background information. The use of some dark quilting thread leads me to believe it is of Southern origin. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 78" x 86".

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
Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  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.

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
New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
Pot of Flowers Painted Mat: Circa 1870; New England
  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

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