Kansas Troubles Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland   $1,400.00   

This Kansas Troubles quilt is known by several different names. It is also called Sawtooth; Lend and Borrow; Rocky Glen and Indian Meadow. This particular example is well scaled with each block measuring 5 inches across. It is filled with a wonderful variety of printed fabrics, mostly dating to the 1860's and 1870's. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The binding, though original, is a solid pink material that does not appear as old as the quilt. Measurements are 75" x 86". Stapled... Click for details      
  
Kansas Troubles  Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland
Indigo Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1880
  Indigo Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1880   $2,250.00

The pattern, quilting and fabrics all combine to make this Feathered Stars quilt an outstanding example. The twentyfive stars are surrounded by beautifully quilted wreaths and feathers in the white blocks. The stars are made of a variety of indigo prints. The quilt is in excellent condition. It has one very light spot no larger than a dime. Fabrics are all strong. Measurements are 82 inches square; made circa 1880.

Pots of Flowers Applique Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $2,800.00  

Both the pattern and use of solid colors make this Pots of Flowers as exuberant as they come. Large groups of flowers coming out of small flower pots give a whimsical quality. Combining both fruit and flowers also adds to the fanciful design. Small half blocks of flower pots make a nice border in addition to the curved stems rounding out the corner blocks. The quilt seems to have very light batting, if at all. It is very well appliqued but minimally quilted. Condition is excellent and unwashed.... Click for details
Pots of Flowers Applique Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Cigar Silks Table Mat: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Cigar Silks Table Mat: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $2,200.00

This exceptional table mat is made of cigar silks that were used as advertising for cigar companies. They bundled the cigars in groups of 25 - 50 and used the ribbons to tie them together. In addition to being functional, they served as advertising with the name of the company printed on each. This one has several mentions of Harvard and the Harvard Club in addition. Cigars were the most popular tobacco product of the 19th century. The edging of this piece is large and elaborate. It measures... Click for details

Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt:L Circa 1880   $1,485.00  

Solid colors enhance the whirling movement of this Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple) Log cabin quilt. The choice of colors is unusual and pleasing. It may be difficult to tell but the outer border is a dark teal blue/green. The very light pink and celadon are an interesting choice rather than the more often seen white for contrast. The outer border is nicely quilted with flower medallions and scrolling feathers. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 82" x 84. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt:L Circa  1880
Tumbling Blocks Antique Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Tumbling Blocks Antique Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $965.00

Tumbling Blocks (aka Baby Blocks) is one of the most three dimensional of quilt patterns. As is often the case, in addition to the cubes, one also sees 6 point stars. The use of solid colors in the middle makes the star especially prominent in this quilt. The pattern is made with a tremendous selection of fabrics from the 1870's and 80's, most of which are prints. The border and backing are "double blue" calico seen most often in southeastern Pennsylvania. The entire backing is made of this... Click for details

Broderie Perse Album Quilt: Circa 1845; Baltimore, Maryland   $24,500.00  

This broderie perse (chintz applique) quilt is as grand as they come. Each block is a finely detailed floral motif, some including birds, with a cross stitched name in the tiniest of stitches. Several of the names include locations, most of which are Baltimore but also showing Alabama; New York; Pennsylvania and England. One can only speculate as to how the quilt found its way to a contributor across the pond. Dated blocks are from 1845. The surnames most often seen are Stewart; ... Click for details
Broderie Perse Album Quilt: Circa 1845; Baltimore, Maryland
Ohio Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Ohio Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $725.00

This Ohio Stars antique quilt (aka Variable Stars) is as crisp as the day it was made more than 140 years ago. Clearly, it was packed away and never saw the light of day. Lucky for us. The quilt is done on brick red ground with a nice variety of brown prints for the stars. Each block is 7 1/2 inches to a side. The quilt measures 66" x 78". Pennsylvania origin; made circa 1880..

Spanish American War Patriotic Quilt: Circa 1898   $4,500.00  

This patriotic quilt was made to commemorate the Spanish American War that took place for 10 weeks in 1898. The main issue was Cuban independence from Spain. Revolts had been occurring for some years in Cuba against Spanish colonial rule. Spain severed diplomatic relations with the United States for its allegiance to Cuba. This nine block quilt depicts eight versions of Old Glory centered with the Cuban flag. The stars are hand appliqued with slight modifications in each flag. Several... Click for details
Spanish American War Patriotic Quilt: Circa 1898
Feathered Stars Quilt: Maryland; Circa 1850
  Feathered Stars Quilt: Maryland; Circa 1850   $2,900.00

Finely pieced and quilted Feathered Stars quilt. Each white block is quilted with a different floral motif. The plaid of the stars is a most unusual material. In addition to making a wonderful frame, the double diamond border is a clever continuation of the triangle theme of the feathers. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 86" square. Maryland origin; made circa 1850.

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