Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (275)


Tumbling Blocks Wholecloth Quilt: Circa 1850; Pa.   $3950.    

This wholecloth Tumbling Blocks quilt is made of cheater's cloth which is printed patchwork. This example is unusually early; large and beautiful. Two sides of each block are made to look like a printed fabric offset by a solid brown side. The combination is very rich in tone with a fabulous glaze to the fabric. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. Measurements are 90" x 96"; Philadelphia origin.      
  
Tumbling Blocks Wholecloth Quilt: Circa 1850; Pa.
Botanical Album Quilt from Danbury, Ct; Made 1858
  Botanical Album Quilt from Danbury, Ct; Made 1858   SOLD

Charming album quilt with floral blocks that include 6 birds with inked details. One of the blocks is signed "From your grandmother Penelope Benedict aged 83 years". Penelope was born in 1775 so we know that the quilt was made in 1858. There are two other signatures from the Benedict family which was one of the founding families of Danbury, Connecticut. The blocks are mostly original floral motifs with a bird in the middle of each border and two additional within the quilt. It is well quilted w... Click for details

Caesar's Crown Quilt: Ca. 1870; Pennsylvania   $1675.   

This Caesar's Crown quilt has a wonderful diagonal sashing filled with diamonds that adds lots of zing to the piece. It is beautifully quilted with a variety of patterns. The corners are filled with pots of flowers and grape clusters with leaves throughout the border. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 86" x 89". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.
Caesar's Crown Quilt: Ca. 1870; Pennsylvania
Stars and Stripes Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
  Stars and Stripes Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.   $1850.

The colors may not be traditionally patriotic, but the Stars and Stripes theme certainly is. This summer quilt (top and back with no batting) was made in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania at the time of the Centennial. It measures 76" x 78"; excellent condition.

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