Catalogue: Quilts (532)


Baskets Quilt; Circa 1880; New York State   $725   

Two features make this Baskets quilt especially lively. The body of each container is made of triangles. The diagonal grid echoes their direction, giving lots of movement to the composition. The use of half baskets makes an excellent border. The corner blocks look like an Hourglass pattern but in actuality, they are the same piecing used for the base of the Baskets. Taken out of context, they look quite different. The quilt has two inked signatures on the back. One is illegible but the other... Click for details      
  
Baskets Quilt; Circa 1880; New York State
Pinwheels Crib Quilt: Circa 1910;Pennsylvania
  Pinwheels Crib Quilt: Circa 1910;Pennsylvania   $695

I am taking the liberty of naming this unusual pattern as Feathered Pinwheels. The four blocks in the center are a traditional Pinwheel but the addition of triangles around it create something new. Placement of the triangles creates an overall diamond pattern in addition. The quilt is made of a small white on blue print. It is very nicely quilted with feathers throughout. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 32" x 34". Pennsylvania origin; circa... Click for details

Toile de Jouy Quilt - Mohicans at the Waterfall: Circa 1830   $2,650  

This French toile de jouy fabric was undoubtedly made for the American market as it depicts the Mohicans at the Waterfall. The front of the quilt is cotton and the back appears to be linen. The front is in excellent condition. There are some holes on the back that seem to be where the quilt was caught in the bedsprings. The fabric is richly colored shades of red and pink. It does not have any of the brownish tones that show on my monitor. Measurements are 93" x 98".
Toile de Jouy Quilt - Mohicans at the Waterfall: Circa 1830
Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Ohop
  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

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.
Four Patch in NIne Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1900
  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.

Original Pattern Octagons Quilt: Circa 1900; Pennsylvania   Sold  

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
Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880
  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".

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