Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (281)

Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870   $5500.    

This Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt is embellished unlike any other I've seen. The centers of each block are embroidered with a variety of flowers. Each log is embroidered with a tremendous number of abstract patterns and the overlapping circles border is likely unique. The quilt is entirely made of wool; circa 1870. Measurements are 74" x 76.      
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870
Broderie Pertse Tree of Life Quilt: Ca. 1830; Md.
  Broderie Pertse Tree of Life Quilt: Ca. 1830; Md.   $9600.

Beautifully balanced, classic center medallion Tree of Life Broderie Perse quilt. An elaborate bird is perched on each arm of the central tree. Four "dog tooth" borders create wonderful frames. The same chintz fabric is used throughout but has a different appearance depending upon how it was cut out. Well quilted with feather patterns in the outer borders. A wash is optional; measures 94" x 100". Hand loomed, Trenton tape binding. Bennett family of Maryland origin; circa 1830.

Loveapple Quilt: Circa 1860: Pennsylvania   $2400.   

Well crafted Loveapple quilt, a pattern not often seen. It is beautifully appliqued and nicely quilted with a crosshatch pattern in the body of the quilt and undulating vine throughout the border. The leaves are a rich teal green color. with a droll touch. The print on the fabric is a flower much like the Loveapple in shape. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860. The quilt measures 88" x 96", long enough to go over the pillows on a bed without shams. This is unusual for a quilt of... Click for details
Loveapple Quilt: Circa 1860: Pennsylvania
Economy Patch Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
  Economy Patch Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania   $2450.

Richly colored Economy Patch quilt with a unique border. The indigo fabric is especially deep in color and accented with an orange print. The off blocks are a medium blue printed with both fine stripes and small circles. The border is unique. The corner blocks have a quirky touch- two are medium blue Birds in the Air; one is indigo Birds and the third does not exist. Quilted with starflower patterns in the off blocks. Made circa 1850; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 76" x 82"; excellent condition... Click for details

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