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Double X Quilt: Pennsylvania; Circa 1870's   $1,185   

This Double X quilt pattern is also known as Old Maid's Puzzle. The example offered is done in a deep indigo calico with a print of tiny double dots. The unusual deep chevron border is of the same material. It is very well quilted with feathered wreaths in each of the off blocks. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 75" x 83". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.      
  
Double X Quilt: Pennsylvania; Circa 1870's
Waist Pocket and Sewing Bag; Circa 1830; New England
  Waist Pocket and Sewing Bag; Circa 1830; New England   $295.00

These are two pristine early bags. On the left is a drawstring bag in an unusual polished cotton print. Measurements are 7 1/4 inches wide x 8 inches long. Price is $265. The waist pocket on the right is 13 1/4" long x 10 1/4" at the widest. It is all the same fabric with the exception of the bindings. It has a muslin backing. Price is $695.

Cockscomb and Currants Quilt:Dated 1864; Ohio   Sold  

This Cockscomb (aka Coxcomb) and Currants quilt is densely quilted and appliqued. The white areas are filled with trapunto (stuffed work) patterns of flowers and leaves. Two opposing corners have appliqued birds. The scalloped edge is another indication of the care and detail with which this fine piece was made. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Faint inked writing is partially legible along two opposite edges. One can see that it was a birthday present dated... Click for details
Cockscomb and Currants Quilt:Dated 1864; Ohio
Floral Bouquet Quilt: Circa 1930; Illinois
  Floral Bouquet Quilt: Circa 1930; Illinois   $675

This floral bouquet quilt has the pixilated look often seen in the designs of quilt designer, Anne Orr (1875- 1946). Orr was the needlework editor of Good Housekeeping magazine for 20 years, beginning in 1921. In the late 20's, she added traditional quilt patterns to her offerings and by the 1930's, she began designing her own patterns as well. Orr patterns are usually solid colors and use geometric pieces to create floral designs. This quilt measures 74" x 80". The green in the central frame... Click for details

Feathered Star Crib Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania   $3,850  

This stunning Feathered Stars crib quilt has the additional feature of being reversible. The front side is a group of both Feathered and Evening Stars in a wonderful variety of red prints. They are set on a solid glazed blue cotton. The front is in spotless condition. The reverse is a triangles pattern done with two different prints (one with a glaze) and the same solid blue as on the other side. There is one smudge in the center diamond. The quilt measures 42" x 43 1/2". Pennsylvania origin;... Click for details
Feathered Star Crib Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania
Glazed Chintz Wholecloth Quilt: Circa 1840;Mass.
  Glazed Chintz Wholecloth Quilt: Circa 1840;Mass.   $2,975

This glazed chintz Wholecloth quilt is as crisp as the day it was made some 160 years ago. It was certainly packed away and did not see the light of day. The printed fabric consists of rows of floral bouquets. It is probably English. It is unusual that such an elegant front has a very plain cotton backing. It is quilted with chevron patterns throughout. The quilt measures 96" x 98". It is from the Plumer Humphreys Barton family, one of the first settlers of Newbury, Massachusetts. Made circa... Click for details

LeMoyne Stars Quilt:Circa 1850; New York State   $2,850  

This stunning LeMoyne Stars quilt actually has two additional patterns. Most obvious is the diamond chain. More subtle is the way the maker placed a patterned block at the center of each chain intersection to create a Puss in the Corner (aka Improved Nine Patch). The quilt is made of a glorious grouping of printed fabrics from the 1830-s - 1850's. The quilt is in excellent condition and is nicely quilted. Measurements are 77" x 92". New York State origin with family history available.
LeMoyne Stars Quilt:Circa 1850; New York State
Huswif Roll-up Sewing Pockets: New York; Circa 1840
  Huswif Roll-up Sewing Pockets: New York; Circa 1840   $485.00

On the left is a lovely, small huswif. Fabrics making up the six pockets are in excellent condition and date as early as 1840. Fabric on the outside shows a tiny bit of wear. Measurements are 2 1/2" x 10". On the right is the most unusual huswif I've seen. I don't know of another with round pockets. The fabrics on the front are in perfect condition. The outside is made like a penny rug, again a feature I have never seen. There is a little bit of wear to the tan circles. The outside is made... Click for details

Geometric Hooked Rug; Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $425.00  

This original pattern hooked rug combines a central diamond shaped pattern with multicolor 1 - 1 1/2 inch squares. While at first glance, the coloration of the squares may appear random, in fact the center area is quite deliberate. What we would call a Nine Patch in quilt terminology is at the very center surrounded by a red and tan frame with blue corners and the same red used for the corners of the entire center diamond. The rug is in excellent condition. It is made of wool. Measurements are... Click for details
Geometric Hooked Rug; Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870;New York
  LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870;New York   $1,975

The tiny scale of these LeMoyne Stars could not make them any more precious. Each star is 2 3/4" in diameter. They are made with a fabric of crescent moons. The corner blocks have stars with the same fabric. The five strip borders have a different geometric print. Condition is excellent. The quilt measures 70" x 80". New York State origin; circa 1870's.

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