Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (275)


Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Ca. 1870;Pa.   $1675.    

Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt done in fine wool challis. The blue centers belie the folk myth that log cabin quilts always have red centers to represent the fire in the hearth. This example is done with a "cooler" palette than one usually sees. The piano key border makes a terrific frame for the diagonal pattern. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870. Measures 82" x 84".      
  
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Ca. 1870;Pa.
Early Printed Fabrics Bars Quilt: Ca. 1850; Va.
  Early Printed Fabrics Bars Quilt: Ca. 1850; Va.   $1800.

Classic Bars Quilt made of two complimentary fabrics on the front and an equally beautiful print on the back to which it can be reversed. Measures 84" x 90". Virginia origin; excellent condition.

Puss in the Corner Quilt: Circa 1850; Pa.   $4950.   

This large size Puss in the Corner quilt (aka Improved Nine Patch) has a stunning array of fabrics from the second quarter of the nineteenth century. They are beautifully and cleverly assembled to create a diamond pattern with just the use of eight blocks strategically placed. Measurements are 102" x 104", ample for a king size bed. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1850.
Puss in the Corner Quilt: Circa 1850; Pa.
Starbursts Quilt  Circa 1850 Pennsylvania
  Starbursts Quilt Circa 1850 Pennsylvania   $5900.

Starbursts are just the beginning of patterning of this exciting quilt. Diamonds are filled with Robbing Peter to Pay Paul type circles that look quite different when used in half around the border. Red centers are strategically placed within the stars. The blue and ivory border chintz beautifully complements the printed fabrics of the interior. Tremendous care and planning to maske this a superb quilt. Measurements are 80@ x 88@. Pennsylvania origin> circa 1850.

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