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Star of Bethlehem Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,295   

This Star of Bethlehem crib quilt is a wonderful miniature of the classic starburst design. Whole and half stars perfectly surround the central star making a dense design. The fabrics are all strong and intact but there is some discoloration around the outer border. Measurements are 39 1/2" square. Lehigh County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.      
  
Star of Bethlehem Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Pair of Frog Pillows: Circa 1930; Maine
  Pair of Frog Pillows: Circa 1930; Maine   $425

This is a charming pair of different size frog pillows from Maine made in the 1930's. They are stuffed with pine needles as is evident from the holes in the smaller frog. The tops are made of wool felt with cotton for the bottoms. The larger frog measures 16 inches in length; the smaller is 12".

Bowtie Crib Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $495  

Unlike many Bowtie quilt patterns, this charming crib quilt has an unusual positive/negative effect. While the primary Bowties are blue, one can also see the white blocks as echoing them. Several different, very closely related solid blue fabrics were used. The border is nicely quilted with overlapping circles. The quilt is in excellent condition. It measures 33 1/2" x 36 1/2". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.
Bowtie Crib Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
Folky Sampler Quilt: Dated 1893; Pennsylvania
  Folky Sampler Quilt: Dated 1893; Pennsylvania   $4,200

This charming Sampler Quilt is appliqued with many of the elements the maker likely saw on her farm. In addition to a horse; cow; rooster; cat; vegetables; flowers and birds it has the most unusual feature of a hand saw! There are also some unidentified appliques. It is difficult to know whether they were meant as abstract shapes or, more likely, had meaning to the maker. The initials A.S are appliqued but unfortunately, not an entire name. The quilt is from Kimberton, Pennsylvania. It is in... Click for details

Center medallion Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,685  

This unusual Center Medallion would be described by most as a mother-daughter quilt. The center pieced and appliqued original design was done in the 1860's and the outer frames completed some twenty or thirty years later. The center is a quirky and original design surrounded by more traditional tulips. The red outer frames are done in a calico print from the late 19th century. The quilt has been professionally laundered. There is a little bit of popping to the red sawtooth border as shown in... Click for details
Center medallion Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Carolina Lily Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  Carolina Lily Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $1,685

This finely made Carolina Lily quilt is enhanced by the solid and sawtooth frames. The wide white border is an excellent showcase for the quilted feather with stars; leaves and flowers. The off blocks within the quilt alternate star and flower patterns similar to those in the border. It is interesting that rather than all of the flowers facing each other, the bottom row faces up giving a more graceful appearance to the entire composition. The quilt measures 91" x 98", ample for a king size bed.... Click for details

Album Patch Quilt: Circa 1860; Maryland   $695  

This classic Album Patch quilt is made with a beautiful selection of fabrics from the third quarter of the 19th century. A rich paisley print is used for most of the sashing and pulls together the many other printed fabrics. A related paisley print is used both within the quilt and as an anchoring border. The quilt is in outstanding condition. Measurements are 77" x 80". Maryland origin; circa 1870.
Album Patch Quilt: Circa 1860; Maryland
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,175

This Windmill Blades Log Cabin quilt (aka Pineapple Log Cabin) is a very fine Victorian example. The logs are very narrow measuring just 1/4 of an inch. This creates many contrasting light and dark blocks and the swirling effect one expects in the Windmill pattern. The body of the quilt is made of silks and satins with a blue velvet border. There is slight damage to the dark silks near the center where the quilt has been folded for a long time. The number of damaged strips is minimal compared... Click for details

Irish Chain Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; New York   $2,975  

This lovely Irish Chain crib quilt is framed with the ultimate border. The stepped, curved applique creates a terrific positive/negative image. It is nicely quilted with an echo pattern in the white part of the border and a waffle pattern throughout the quilt. The squares of the Chain measure just 3/4" to a side. The quilt has been professionally laundered. Very close examination reveals three tiny, tiny darned spots on the border but no other condition apologies. Measurements are 28 1/2" x... Click for details
Irish Chain Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; New York
Baltimore Album Quilt: Circa 1846; Maryland
  Baltimore Album Quilt: Circa 1846; Maryland   $14,000

This Classic Baltimore album quilt has all of the fine needlework that one expects to find in this most prized category of 19th century quilts. It is beautifully quilted with tiny stitches and graceful patterns that wraparound the appliqued blocks. The blocks are done with a combination of applique; reverse applique; embroidery and padded applique making for three dimensional blocks. The vine and flowers border beautifully carries through the applique in the body of the quilt. The quilt has the... Click for details

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