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Plaid One Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $1,450   

This One Patch quilt made almost entirely of plaid cotton flannels is both simple and sophisticated. It took an artistic eye to put together this large combination of plaids in a palette of mauves, grays and browns. The four deep indigo squares are wool, also plaid. The backing is also a plaid flannel with striped flannel on either end.Measurements are 64" x 74". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.      
  
Plaid One Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Circa 1865; Maryland
  Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Circa 1865; Maryland   $3,850

This Thousand Pyramids is quilt perfection. It is finely pieced with a glorious array of mid 19th century fabrics. The double triangle appliqued border surrounds an undulating quilted vine. It is interesting that the border is machine appliqued. Rather than being done to save time, machine quilting in the late 1860's was often done to show off that one had a newfangled sewing machine. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 92" x 94". Maryland origin; circa 1860's.

Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Dated 1900   $1,975  

This Barnraising Log Cabin is most unusual because of the embroidered names throughout. They are done in a variety of handwritings. It is possible this was a fundraising quilt but more likely a friendship gift of some type. The date 1900 is embroidered on the border along with flowers and leaves. The border is nicely cable quilted with wreaths in the corners. The front is wool with a cotton backing. Pristine condition; measurements are 66" x 78". The names as well as the style of quilting lead... Click for details
Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Dated 1900
Strippy Quilt with Carpenter's Wheel: Circa 1880
  Strippy Quilt with Carpenter's Wheel: Circa 1880   $1,975

It is difficult to characterize this unique quilt. The Carpenter's Wheel center is surrounded by Flying Geese; King's Crown and Rolling Stone corner blocks. I'm not sure whether this is enough to characterize it as a strippy sampler quilt. The quilt was found in eastern Pennsylvania. It is imaginative and well made. It is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 68" x 76"; circa 1880.

Sampler Quilt: Signed and Dated 1892   $3,250  

This folky Sampler Quilt has a great combination of traditional and original blocks. Nothing could be more traditional than the center Schoolhouse done with nicely inked detail. Below it is a Bear's Paw signed "Fannie J. Gould March 24, 1892". While the top was certainly made in the 19th century, the backing is later. It seems to be from the 1950's. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 76" x 78"; New England origin.
Sampler Quilt: Signed and Dated 1892
Elongated Touching Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Elongated Touching Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,285

The elongated Evening Stars makes a wonderful abstracted pattern. The rectangles formed by the joining of the arms of the stars creates a white diamond surrounded by indigo triangles that can become another pattern throughout the quilt. There are many stars but at the same time it is rather light and airy. White squares are quilted with stylized flowers. Measurements are 68" x 80". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Cigar Flannels Patriotic Quilt: Circa 1915; Pennsylvania   $575  

This comforter is made of cigar flannels from the early 20th century. The flannels were given as premiums wrapped around packages of cigarettes and small cigars. The largest flannel is the American flag in the center with slightly smaller flags of Mexico; Italy; Russia and Greece for the corner blocks. All of the other flannels are of Native American motifs. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. It is tied rather than quilted. The border is a light blue cotton sateen. Measurements are 74" x... Click for details
Cigar Flannels Patriotic Quilt: Circa 1915; Pennsylvania
Floral Album Quilt: Circa 1860
  Floral Album Quilt: Circa 1860   $6,500

This wonderful floral album quilt is a combination of traditional and original appliqued blocks. Many of the original ones are done with reverse applique and look very much like the scherenschnitte paper cutouts popular with Pennsylvania Germans. Each of the four corners has a variation of a wreath pattern giving cohesion to the composition. The swag and tassel border beautifully frames the light and graceful applique blocks. Unlike many album quilts, the components of this are equal in weight... Click for details

Sawtooth Diamond Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $1,085  

While this Sawtooth Diamond quilt may "read" pink on some monitors, it is actually a red chambray, that is red with white threads running through it. The unusual border adds a wonderful new dimension to this traditional pattern. It is in mint, unwashed condition and well quilted with a variety of patterns. The border may have been completed at a later date as it is a newer fabric but I see no reason for it to be a replacement as the quilt shows absolutely no signs of wear. Made circa 1920;... Click for details
Sawtooth Diamond Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
William Spratling Ornamented Squares Silver Bracelet
  William Spratling Ornamented Squares Silver Bracelet   $1,850

This ornamented squares bracelet by silver master William Spratling is not often seen. Alternating squares and rectangles have a wrapped circular design around them. Measurements are 3/4" wide and 6 13/16" wearable length so it fits a small/ medium wrist. Made in the 1940's.

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