Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (275)


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.

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.   SOLD

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.

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