Catalogue


Mennonite Dresden Plate Quilt: Circa 1900; Pennsylvania   $1,585   

Center medallion Dresden Plate quilt surrounded by partial blocks of the same pattern. Multicolored embroidery adds to the radiating effect. Pristine condition. Mid-weight wools; cable quilting in border. Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Mennonite origin. Circa 1900. Measures 76" square.      
  
Mennonite Dresden Plate Quilt: Circa 1900; Pennsylvania
Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,695

Striking Barnraising Log Cabin quilt done with a wonderful variety of wool challis fabrics. Both the plaid border and purple centers add tremendous visual punch. Fabrics are strong; two areas of slight discoloration on the border. Measures 82" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.

Matl Hand Mirrors: Circa 1950   $575  

Elaborate hand mirrors with the jewel and silver combinations for which Matl was known. Mirror on left has turquoise and amethyst; right is all turquoise. Both have discolorations on the glass but are totally original. They are 6" in length; left mirror is 3" wide; right is 3 1/4". Mirror on right has a dent in the handle. Both have Matl's early hallmark; Circa 1950.
Matl Hand Mirrors: Circa 1950
Mennonite X's Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Mennonite X's Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $395

Very bold Mennonite quilt in which the black X's truly appear to be superimposed upon the red and green hourglasses. Interior is light wool; border is cotton. Several tiny holes in the wool do not detract from the impact. Measures 74" square; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1920.

Mennonite Flower Garden Chair Pad: Ca. 1900; Pa.   $225  

Were it not for the trapezoidal shape of this Grandmother's Flower Garden, one would mistake it for a doll quilt rather than the chair pad it is. Hexagons are appliqued to the backing. Wool; two small breaks in the fabric show the paper foundations of the hexagons. Beautiful colors are well planned and create a "fence" around the flower gardens. Pennsylvania Mennonite; circa 1900. Measures 16" x 17 3/4" at its largest.
Mennonite Flower Garden Chair Pad: Ca. 1900; Pa.
Pair of Herringbone Pattern Hooked Rugs
  Pair of Herringbone Pattern Hooked Rugs   $1,650

These two visually exciting, unusual Herringbone Pattern Hooked Rugs were certainly made as a pair. I am willing to separate them only because one shows some signs of use while the other does not. Both have a tremendous three dimensional effect. Colors are rich and varied. They are wool; circa 1920. Each measures 35" x 70". Rug on right is sold. Left is $1650.

Mennonite Hooked Rug: Circa 1930; Ontario, Canada   $395  

Imaginative geometric pattern hooked rug that effectively gives the impression of X's superimposed on concentric rectangles. Wool and cotton. Irregularities in the color of the grid are just that - they are not dirt. Very three dimensional impact. Measures 21 1/2" x 38"; circa 1930. From the Mennonite Frey family in Ontarion, Canada.
Mennonite Hooked Rug: Circa 1930; Ontario, Canada
Star Spangled Banner Quilt: Circa 1880; Ohio
  Star Spangled Banner Quilt: Circa 1880; Ohio   $2,950

This strong Star Spangled Banner quilt is further emboldened by the use of solid color fabrics as well as the large size of the quilt. What is now a warm grey probably began as green. It has oxidized evenly and the color is very pleasing. The star motif is repeated in with LeMoyne stars in quilting. Sawtooth border is an excellent continuation of the triangles making up the stars. Unwashed condition. Measures 91" square; Ohio origin.

Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $975  

Chinese Coins quilt done in a most unusual palette for the medium heavy wools with which it is made. Soft pastels are not the norm for wool comforters. Pristine condition. Lovely fabrics with soft texture and patterning; satin blanket binding. Measures 70" x 78": Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1930.
Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
Stylized Baskets Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Stylized Baskets Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $975

This unusual geometric quilt can be seen in several ways. Vertically, the large blocks look like giant Hourglass patterns. Horizontally, they look like stylized Baskets. In either case, it is an imaginative pattern, well executed. Unwashed condition with several minor age spots. Measures 70" x 82"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1890. A note pinned to the quilt says it was "pieced by Grandmother Haines - signed Grace Woodbury".

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