Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (279)


Feathered Squares Quilt: Circa 1880   $1450.    

What I have termed a Feathered Squares quilt is a much more abstract pattern than one usually sees in blue and white quilts of the late 19th century. The nine feathered squares within squares are placed so as to create an additional pattern from the space between them. It is quilted with a chain pattern throughout the white areas. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 86" x 95"; made 1880's.      
  
Feathered Squares Quilt: Circa 1880
Streak of Lightning Quilt
  Streak of Lightning Quilt" Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1675.

It is interesting to see that simply using two different size rectangles can create such a dynamic Streak of Lightning quilt. The dark indigo triangles are larger than the white making for a deeper tone than had they been the same size. The pattern is equally effective vertically and horizontally. Measurements are 73" x 79".

Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $895.   

This triangles quilt pattern most closely resembles Birds in the Air but technically is a bit different. Both fabrics are tiny prints that blend well together. The backing is a complimentary small print. It is very well pieced and in excellent, unwashed condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's. Measurements are 78" x 85".
Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Ocean Waves Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Ocean Waves Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1525.

The use of solid colors make this Ocean Waves quilt especially strong. It is beautifully planned with red triangles inside the triple borders making an additional frame. The dark color is an unusual one. It is somewhere between charcoal gray and dark brown. It appears always to have been that color - not faded from black. Measurements are 78" x 79". It is well pieced and quilted with waffle patterning in the red blocks and a cable pattern incorporated through the three borders. Pennsylvania orig... Click for details

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