Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (281)


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.      
  
Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880: Pa.
Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt; Ca. 1880; Pa.
  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

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.
Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
Starbursts Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Starbursts Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1775.

This unusual Starbursts quilt is especially complex because of the pieced diamonds background. Five starbursts and four other geometric elements seem to float upon it. It is made of a wide variety of late 19th century fabrics that are well blended. There is some light soiling on some of the light color fabrics but it does not detract from the dramatic impact of this unusual quilt. Measurements are 82" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

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