Catalogue: Quilts: Crib (59)


Exuberant Pot of Flowers Crib Quilt: Circa 1870   $4500.    

This exuberant Pot of Flowers crib quilt is truly an original. The maker was clearly committed to filling all of the space and she did so with artistry and imagination. The quilt is made of silk fabrics and dates to the 1860s or 1870s. Several of the flowers are stuffed to be three dimensional. The quilt is professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 35.75" x 46.5".      
  
Exuberant Pot of Flowers Crib Quilt: Circa 1870
Delectable Mountains Crib Quilt: Circa 1860
  Delectable Mountains Crib Quilt: Circa 1860   $475.

This Delectable Mountains crib quilt is done in an unusual and clever way. Using the same blocks in alternating red and white and abutting them as she did, creates an entirely new image. It is well quilted with small squares in the white blocks and diagonal lines in the border. The red has softened from multiple washings in its 150 year lifetime but it remains a strong pattern. Measurements are 36 1/2" x 43".

Shadow Boxes Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $625.   

This pieced crib quilt comes closest to the patterns known as Shadowbox or Economy Patch. The addition of the squares and rectangles around the center block make it more complex. The double triangle border adds a new shape to the mix. The use of red triangles on the outside nicely picks up the reds within and makes for a good frame. Measurements are 38" x 39". Excellent condition; Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.
Shadow Boxes Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1880: Pa.
  Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1880: Pa.   $535.

Pristine condition Nine Patch crib quilt with an especially nice fabric border showing a man pushing a woman seated on a sled. The traditional Nine Patch blocks have occasional quirks in which a block is made of several pieces. Fabrics on the front are clearly from the late 19th century. The backing, a shiny solid red material, is more of a mystery. It is probably early 20th century. Measurements are 37" x 43 1/2"; Pennsylvania origin.

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