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Hourglass And Bars Crib Quilt: Ca. 1890; Pa.   $1,450   

This Hourglass Crib Quilt on a striped ground is an unusual but very successful pairing of patterns. The choice of satin fabrics is also out of the ordinary. It is in pristine condition and is mounted on a stretcher measuring 31" x 31 1/2". It is very effective as an abstract design both vertically or horizontally. Made in Pennsylvania; circa 1890.      
  
Hourglass And Bars Crib Quilt: Ca. 1890; Pa.
William Spratling Covered Serving Dish
  William Spratling Covered Serving Dish   $3,400

This elegant covered serving dish by silver master William Spratling is as rare as it is beautiful. The hallmarks are from the 1940's; condition is excellent. Measurements are 11 1/2" wide to the end of handles; 2 1/4" tall and 7" deep. Hand hammer marks are evident on the inside while smooth on the outside.

Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $2,300  

This rendition of Birds in the Air is certainly an imaginative one. Each large triangle is filled with cotton crazy patches. It is finely made and in pristine, unwashed condition. The small irregular pieces look like a collage. The off blocks are a tiny indigo and white gingham check fabric. The indigo print backing and inner border are from the 1920's while all is is from the 19th century. Measurements are 68" x 74"; Pennsylvania origin.
Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
One Patch Quilt with ZigZag Border; Ca. 1860; Pa.
  One Patch Quilt with ZigZag Border; Ca. 1860; Pa.   $1,450

Several features elevate this One Patch Quilt pattern far beyond the basic pattern that it is. Subtle variation in the use of printed red fabrics add an effective shading. Abutting the blocks gives a nice positive/negative effect and finally, the strong zig zag border frames it all beautifully. The quilt is in excellent condition and nicely quilted. The white blocks alternate two different leaf patterns. Measurements are 68" x 72"; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.

Tumbling Blocks in Bars Quilt: Ca. 1890; Pa.   $1,675  

To the best of my knowledge, this quilt in which the Tumbling Blocks pattern is set in Bars, is a unique pattern. The maker of this quilt certainly had a distinctive eye in that her choice of fabrics is also out of the ordinary.The Tumbling Blocks effect works equally well when the quilt is viewed both vertically and horizontally. It is in excellent condition and truly one of a kind. Measurements are 77" x 84". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.
Tumbling Blocks in Bars Quilt: Ca. 1890; Pa.
Concentric Frames Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
  Concentric Frames Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.   $1,775

This concentric frames quilt is made entirely with 2 1/2" squares set end to end to create bands of color. Only the center uses alternating colors to create a nine patch block. The colors are very rich with just the right amount of punch from the orange band. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 80" x 83". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.   $1,485  

This Birds in the Air Quilt is done with a lush combination of saturated colors. The red printed ground combined with the purple printed border are fabrics not often seen. They combine beautifully and work well with the prints of the small triangles. The maker included just enough pink to give a flutter to the flying birds. The scale of the quilt with just nine blocks filled with small triangles is unusual and very effective. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 83" x... Click for details
Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
Irish Chain Quilt with Chintz Border:Ca. 1830
  Irish Chain Quilt with Chintz Border:Ca. 1830   $2,600

The chintz border makes this Irish Chain quilt more elegant than most. In addition, the fine quilting depicts different floral patterns in the white blocks. Measurements are 102" x 104"; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1830. The sole condition flaw is a stain primarily on the back of one corner. Only with close examination does it show on the front as the brown blends in with the colors of the printed chintz.

Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Ca. 1830; Pennsylvania   $2,950  

This Thousand Pyramids quilt is made of a wonderful grouping of early 19th century fabrics. It is quilted with double clamshell quilting in the body and an unusual design of concentric arcs in the wide glazed chintz border. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. Some might want it laundered to even out the white background. This can be done but since others would prefer the unwashed feel, I have decided to leave it to the purchaser. A note is sewn to a corner that reads "Barbara Krair's (sic)... Click for details
Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Ca. 1830; Pennsylvania
Sawtooth Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Sawtooth Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,800

This Sawtooth pattern quilt (aka Indian Meadow) is as crisp and fresh as the day it was made in the 1870's. The fabrics are beautiful with an unusual soft pink print in the off triangles. It is well quilted with clamshell patterns in the printed triangles; diagonal lines in the pink triangles and a basketweave pattern throughout the border. A sawtooth inner border surrounds the blocks on three sides. On the fourth, the block itself provides the triangle edge. Measurements are 75" x 88".

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