Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (275)

Sampler Quilt: Circa 1890   $1975.    

Bold Sampler Quilt displaying 20 different patterns, both traditional and original. The mauve/gray color in the quilt probably began life as a deeper tone but it is very consistent; unusual and to my eye, a very pleasing color. The quilt measures 70" x 86"; probably Southern origin; circa 1890. The back is navy blue against which the white quilting is highlighted.      
Sampler Quilt: Circa 1890
Philadelphia Pavement Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.
  Philadelphia Pavement Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.   $2800.

Dazzling is the best way to describe this Philadelphia Pavement quilt. It is made entirely of solid color postage stamp pieces. The colors are perfectly placed to highlight the diagonal lights and darks. It is in outstanding, un-used condition. It consists of 9191 squares. Measurements are 74" x 82". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.

Garden Maze Quilt with Evening Stars: Circa 1870   $1485.   

This indigo Garden Maze quilt is highlighted with an Evening Star in the center of each block. The two very geometric patterns, as well as their colors, blend well. Quilted with diagonal lines. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. Measurements are 76" x 84". New England origin; circa 1870.
Garden Maze Quilt with Evening Stars: Circa 1870
Friendship Quilt: Circa 1850; New Jersey
  Friendship Quilt: Circa 1850; New Jersey   $8500.

This New Jersey Friendship quilt was likely made as a wedding gift. Both the hearts around the central inscription and the pair of lovebirds at the bottom indicate it was a gift commemorating an event related to affection. Inked signatures are in the center of each star. Surnames include: Hounte; Berger; Huffman; Shepherd and Stevinson. The central applique has a message that is difficult to completely decipher. In part it reads: Life's path led us cautiously (?)------ and no longer forged(?) t... Click for details

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