Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (279)


Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $925   

This is a very striking example of a classic Barnraising Log Cabin quilt. The fabrics are prints with the exception of the red centers that really "pop" against the calico. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. The back is a pieced Bars pattern to which the quilt is totally reversible. It is red and pink, as is the front, but with different materials. The quilt is from Egypt, Pennsylvania (Lehigh County); made circa 1880. Measurements are 72" square.      
  
Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Lancaster County Sampler Quilt: Circa 1880
  Lancaster County Sampler Quilt: Circa 1880   Sold

This particular style of Sampler quilt on a diagonal is most often seen in Lancaster County done on a colored ground. The blocks alternate between between traditional and imaginative. Many are done with the finest of detail. It is interesting that about 2/3, but not all, of the blocks are outlined in pink calico. The block made up of diamonds has the inked name Lizzie Frelich stamped on one of the blocks. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. There is a tiny bit of fraying on part of... Click for details

Crown of Thorns Quilt: Circa 1880; Kentucky   $3,200  

This pattern goes by both the name Crown of Thorns and New York Beauty. It is a difficult pattern to execute with its many curves and points. The deep blue and brown color combination speak to its Southern origin. The quilt was made in Kentucky; circa 1880. As is often seen in Southern bedcovers, the quilting is done in both light and dark threads. Quilting patterns in the small quarter circles follow the arcs and are done with straight lines in the larger white areas. Condition is excellent.... Click for details
Crown of Thorns Quilt: Circa 1880; Kentucky
Bowmansville, Pennsylvania Postage Stamp Quilt: Circa 1880
  Bowmansville, Pennsylvania Postage Stamp Quilt: Circa 1880   $3,200

There is a Postage Stamp quilt pattern characteristic of the hamlet of Bowmansville, Pennsylvania in Lancaster County. Many variations are known but essentially they share in common a central frame around which One Patches fill the surrounding area. This example has two outstanding features. One is the square in the center. Other examples with which I am familiar continue the One Patch theme to the center of the quilt. The second possibly unique feature of this quilt is the zigzag or streak of... Click for details

Variable Stars: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,195  

This Variable Stars pattern goes also by the name of Evening Stars. It is very well made with each block measuring less than 5 1/2 inches. The colors are well placed in diagonal lines creating a Straight Furrows design. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. It is very nicely quilted with an undulating feather wreath in the outer white border and flower medallions in the white off blocks. Measurements are 72" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Variable Stars: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Album Quilt; Circa 1860
  Pennsylvania Album Quilt; Circa 1860   $2,800

This unusual Album Quilt is beautifully planned; quilted and appliqued. The central Democrat Rose (aka Rose of Sharon) block is four times the size of the others making a great focal point. Two of the opposing corner blocks are very similar wreaths and the other two corners are repeated thistle-like blocks. Four of the remaining blocks are very finely worked variations of open wreaths. One is "fussy cut" and the others have exquisitely fine embroidery. The quilting is at least as well done as... Click for details

Pinwheel Stars Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $875  

This Pinwheel Stars quilt actually forms a variety of patterns depending upon how one focuses. The use of the printed fabric with diagonal lines adds to the movement of the overall pattern as does the strong diagonal stripe border. The interior of the quilt is in excellent condition with some unobtrusive fraying along the binding. Measurements are an unusual 69" x 90". This could be an excellent hanging in a stairwell when hung vertically or great over a sofa or mantelpiece hung... Click for details
Pinwheel Stars Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Touching Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Touching Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,075

Touching Stars quilt in soft shades of brown and tan printed fabrics. It has an applique border on two opposing sides with flowers in the shape of hearts. It is nicely quilted with wreaths filled with compass - like figures. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 76" x 80". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.

Rising Suns Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $950  

Nicely pieced and quilted Rising Suns (aka Sunflower) quilt. The tips of the Suns are just one inch apart giving a nice intensity to the pattern. It is quilted throughout with small squares. The quilt measures 72" x 82". It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Rising Suns Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Postage Stamp Straight Furrows Quilt Top; Circa 1880's; Pa.
  Postage Stamp Straight Furrows Quilt Top; Circa 1880's; Pa.   $985

This Postage Stamp quilt top has over 14,296 pieces. Each square is slightly over half an inch to a side. The maker further added to her design with an elongated triangle border. It is entirely hand pieced. Colors of the many prints are laid out to create a diagonal line of color making for a Straight Furrows pattern. The top is in excellent condition. Measurements are 70" x 80". Pennsylvania origin; made 1880's.

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