Catalogue: Quilts (523)


Mennonite Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   On Hold   

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      
  
Mennonite Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
Pots of Flowers Stuffed Applique Quilt: Circa 1850
  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

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".
Delectable Mountains Quilt: Circa 1890
Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
  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.

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   $675  

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.

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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