Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (282)


Lone Star Quilt with Eagles: Ca. 1870; Pa.   $1675.    

Lone Star (aka Star of Bethlehem) quilt on a richly colored blue background. The diamond shaped pieces making up the star are beautifully color coordinated. It is difficult to see in the photos, but the corner blocks are quilted with eagles. The blue triangles are also well quilted with wreaths and flowers. The backing is a lush red paisley print to which the quilt can be reversed making for an entirely different bedcover. Made circa 1870's; Pennsylvania origin.      
  
Lone Star Quilt with Eagles: Ca. 1870; Pa.
Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880: Pa.
  Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880: Pa.   $1285.

This richly colored Courthouse Steps Log Cabin quilt pattern is beautifully colored with perfectly compatible tones of browns, reds and deep pinks. The quilt won blue ribbon at the Greater Allentown (Pennsylvania) Fair. The person who entered the quilt has the same surname as item # 1256044 which also won first place at the Fair. They most likely came from the same family but were probably entered considerably after they were made in the 1880's. Measurements are 91" x 93"; excellent condition.

Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt; Ca. 1880; Pa.   $1485.   

Beautifully made Light and Dark Log Cabin quilt in a variety of late 19th century calico fabrics. They are well placed using the browns to create the diamonds and particularly carefully done in the middle creating a square around the central diamond. Sewn to the quilt is the first prize ribbon from the Greater Allentown (Pennsylvania) Fair. The winner has the same surname as that of item #1256048 which also won a blue ribbon. Unfortunately, it does not say what year it was entered. Measurements... Click for details
Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt; Ca. 1880; Pa.
Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
  Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.   $1185.

This classic Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt was made with an unusual color palette. The calico prints are typical of late 19th century Pennsylvania but they are put together in an overall lighter tone than one usually sees. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. Sewn to the quilt is a paper label with the name Robert Bauer. The back of the quilt is pink and green bars as is often found in 19th century quilts of southeast Pennsylvania. Measurements are 82" square.

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