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LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; New York   $1,425   

Polka dot sashing makes this LeMoyne Stars quilt especially lively and vibrant. The primary and secondary stars are made with a beautiful variety of printed fabrics. The double diamond border repeats the shape of the arms of the stars but placement makes them look completely different. The binding is made of the same polka dot fabric as the gating. The quilt measures 75" x 85"; excellent condition; New York State origin; circa 1870.      
  
LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; New York
Indigo and White Geometric Pattern Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Indigo and White Geometric Pattern Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,095

To the best of my knowledge, this geometric indigo and white quilt is an original pattern. When deconstructed, one can see that it consists of Four Patch blocks around an Hourglass. When combined, though, one finds a completely different visual pattern. It is quilted with straight lines and diamonds. Condition is excellent. The small stars in the indigo print are often associated with the time of the Centennial. Measurements are 76" x 78";Pennsylvania origin.

Elongated Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland   $1,475  

This Elongated Stars quilt is an unusual combination with the Hourglass off blocks. Both are strong patterns that work well together. It is quilted throughout with clamshell patterns. The border is an especially unusual fabric that has a Native American feel. The quilt is made of two white fabrics. The difference one sees in color is not dirt but rather the slight variations in materials. It would probably even out with a wash but I did not feel it was totally necessary. The quilt is from the... Click for details
Elongated Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland
Tumbling Blocks/Six Point Stars Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Tumbling Blocks/Six Point Stars Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,085

This charm quilt ( no fabric is repeated) is both a Tumbling Blocks and a Six Point Stars pattern. The fabrics are especially nice including two pieces of early chintz and a bird in the center. It is in crisp, unwashed condition. Measurements are 64" x 71". East Petersburg (Lancaster County); Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1820's; Pennsylvania   $4,950  

To say that the fabrics in this Variable Stars quilt (aka Ohio Stars) are stunning is an understatement. It is a beautiful combination of pinks and indigos that blend perfectly. The chintz border is cleverly placed to give the effect of an undulating ribbon.The backing is a plain cotton. Quilting is basic - it is all about the pattern and fabrics. Measurements are 95" x 100". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1820's; excellent condition. Colors are deeper and more rich than appear... Click for details
Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1820's; Pennsylvania
Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,685

The Courthouse Steps Log Cabin quilt is made with a beautiful variety of printed wool challis fabrics. The palette is unusual in that it has soft tones with a predominance of green. The backing is a beautiful brown glazed cotton. The quilt is unusually large for the time period in which it was made. It is 90" x 105", ample for a queen or king size bed. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.

Windblown Square Doll Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pennsylvania   $345  

This four block doll quilt most closely resembles the pattern known as Windblown Square. Although it was named that by Ruby McKim in 1930, this version was made some 50 years earlier. It has also been called Whirlpool and Windblown Star. This doll quilt measures 14 inches square. The border is quilted with diamonds. The same red used on the front makes up the entire backing. Condition is excellent. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Windblown Square Doll Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pennsylvania
Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1880
  Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1880   $1,175

This quirky quilt is an unusual version of Chinese Coins. The plaid fabric is grosgrain with the horizontal lines used to create the effect of the Chinese Coins striping. Other than the plaid, the fabrics are wool including the One Patch back. The quilt is totally reversible to the One Patch checkerboard back. Measurements are 59" x 75". Made circa 1880.

Thousand Pyramids Charm Quilt: Wycoff-Bennett Homestead; NY:Ca. 1870's   $1,675  

This Thousand Pyramids quilt is special on two counts. It is a Charm Quilt in that no fabric is repeated. More unusual is that it is documented to be from the Wycoff-Bennett Homestead in Brooklyn, New York. The Homestead is believed to have been built before 1766; it is a national historic landmark. The Homestead has had three owners in its 250 year history. A New York Times article in 2010 quotes the late owners, Annette and Stuart Mont as saying that they did not acquire any of the artifacts... Click for details
Thousand Pyramids Charm Quilt: Wycoff-Bennett Homestead; NY:Ca. 1870's
Feathered Stars Quilt with Applique Border: Circa 1830's
  Feathered Stars Quilt with Applique Border: Circa 1830's   $1,800

Delicate and finely made Feathered Stars quilt with an applique border. The berries on the border repeat the printed red fabric of the stars. Deep indigo is introduced for the vine and leaves. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. It is well quilted with alternating leaves and double diamonds in the white blocks. Measurements are 75" x 88". Made circa 1830's.

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