Catalogue


Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $1,085   

A wonderful array of fabrics are integrated in this classic Nine Patch pattern quilt. Some of the fabrics date as early as the 1830's; the most recent are from the 1860's. Professionally laundered and in pristine condition. Tulips quilted between the nine patch blocks;unusual quilting designs in the border. Measures 78" x 88"; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.      
  
Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
Pots of Tulips Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Pots of Tulips Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $435

This Pots of Tulips quilt is an interesting contrast in that it is sophisticated in design while crude in execution. Sinuous stems are different in each block. Appliqued circles in each pot and atop the lavender flowers are wonderful abstract design. Partially appliqued by machine. Measures 69" x 82";Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1930.

Irish Chain Quilt: Circa 1880; North Carolina   $885  

Deep and intense are the words that best describe the blue background color of this Irish Chain quilt. Unwashed condition; all solid colors. Orange binding adds a wonderful contrast to the dark brown border. Measures 66" x 79"; North Carolina origin. Circa 1880.
Irish Chain Quilt: Circa 1880; North Carolina
Silk Honeycomb Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  Silk Honeycomb Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $695

Elongated hexagons set on the diagonal form an unusual Honeycomb pattern quilt. Made primarily of Civil War dress silks with an occasional piece of velvet. Has damage to no more than 5% of the silk pieces which is virtually inevitable with these types of fabric. Beautiful distribution of fabric and colors to form an overall pattern of great depth and complexity. Measures 68" x 82"; circa 1865. Pennsylvania origin.

Kansas Troubles Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania   $735  

Very bouncy Kansas Troubles (aka Sawtooth) pattern quilt that is done in solid colors giving it added spark. Additional small triangles at each intersection create Bowtie and Pinwheel patterns. Well quilted in two alternating designs. Freshly washed and spotless. Measures 72" x 82"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1910.
Kansas Troubles Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania
Starburst Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Starburst Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,685

Pulsating Starburst quilt composed of beautiful late 19th century fabrics is contained by three borders. Unwashed condition; Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin. Equally interesting fabrics used for bars on the back making the quilt completely reversible. Circa 1880. Measures 82" x 89".

Wool Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.   $1,075  

Unusual arrangement of Courthouse Steps in which each block is set on the diagonal. Wonderful combination of solids with printed wool fabrics that are set off by the tiny red centers of each block. Measures 68" square; Pennsylvania origin. Slight damage to one corner visible in thumbnail #8. Circa 1890.
Wool Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.
Silk Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.
  Silk Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.   $1,650

Barnraising Log Cabin quilt done in silks and satins with velvet centers making it far dressier and more elegant than most cotton versions. Small scale to the quilt and the blocks. Cotton sateen border and backing with cable quilting throughout the border. Excellent condition. Measures 62" square; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1890.

Set of Four William Spratling Tequila Cups   $1,425  

This is a set of four exquisite sterling and ebony small cups. In the United States, they would be referred to as cordials; in Mexico they are for tequila. Each measures 2 1/2" tall; excellent condition. Rare and beautiful.
Set of Four William Spratling Tequila Cups
Philadelphia Pavement Variation: ca. 1880; Pa.
  Philadelphia Pavement Variation: ca. 1880; Pa.   $975

This Philadelphia Pavement variation is bold and strong in every way. Unwashed condition. A small white spot on one of the blue blocks is part of the paper label from the bolt of fabric, further indication that the quilt has never been laundered. Terrific grouping of fabrics typical of southeastern Pennsylvania quilts of the late 19th century. Equally striking on the reverse Open Center pattern done in a different palette. Measures 80" square; circa 1880.

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