Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (279)


Reversible Chintz Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania   $9,500   

This Variable Stars quilt is done with the most beautiful of fabrics, highlighted by a gloriously colored red and blue chintz. The fabric is placed with the utmost of care so that, on half of it, the leafy vine motif creates the outer border. The same fabric is cut in half throughout to create an inner frame. The deep indigo on which the stars are set is especially dense and rich. An added bonus is the chintz bars pattern used for the reverse. It is an entirely double sided quilt, stunning on... Click for details      
  
Reversible Chintz Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania
Illinois Amish Roman Stripe Quilt: Circa 1880's
  Illinois Amish Roman Stripe Quilt: Circa 1880's   $3,600

This Illinois Amish Roman Stripe quilt is dramatic because of the colors; small scale of the blocks and having them set on a diagonal. The consistent use of the same red fabric for each of the longest strips heightens the diagonal stripe. Upon close inspection, one can see that the opposing black borders are pieced with the same diamond shapes as the body of the quilt. It is made of wool with a machine done pre-quilted backing. The quilt was made by Kate Fugate (nee Sunning). She stated that... Click for details

Broderie Perse Chintz Applique Quilt: Circa 1830; Maryland   $8,700  

This exquisite broderie perse (chintz applique) spread is very well documented. It was from The Woodlands, estate of Francis Cassatt Clopper (1786 - 1868) in Montgomery County, Maryland. Clopper was born in Baltimore; became a successful merchant in Philadelphia and moved to Maryland in 1812 with his new wife, Ann Jane Byrne Clopper. Their property included a palatial home; farm; grist mill and blanket factory. This spread is unusual in that the applique is done on a four panel Marseilles type... Click for details
Broderie Perse Chintz Applique Quilt: Circa 1830; Maryland
Inscribed  and Dated 1845 Wedding Quilt; New Jersey
  Inscribed and Dated 1845 Wedding Quilt; New Jersey   $3,400

This overwhelming wedding quilt is made of Variable Star blocks, each a different red printed fabric. All of the blocks are signed with names from New Jersey. The center Compass block has a detailed inked inscription that reads "Samuel C Deacon Mary A Deacon 1846 As we have got married and the most of you are not I hope you will not long tarry in making up the plot Mary A Bodine and Samuel C Deacon was married the 18th day of December 1845 February 4th 1846". Additional drawings and... Click for details

Mennonite Concentric Frames Quilt with Double Nine Patch; Circa 1880;   $1,975  

This striking quilt of concentric frames centered with a Double Nine Patch is so contemporary looking that it is difficult to believe it is some 145 years old. The strong, solid colors play well off one another and the Double Nine Patch center focuses the eye. The quilt is in excellent condition. The frames alternate quilting patterns of diamonds and cables.The front is all solid color cotton with a printed cotton for the backing. Measurements are 76 inches square. Lancaster County,... Click for details
Mennonite Concentric Frames Quilt with Double Nine Patch; Circa 1880;
One Patch Youth Size Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  One Patch Youth Size Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $875

This large size crib quilt might better be referred to as a youth quilt. It is an unusual size, measuring 54" x 46". It is comprised of beautiful, well blended brown prints from the 1870's and 1880's. It has a very light batting. Condition is excellent. Pennsylvania origin; last quarter of the 19th century.

Concentric Octagons Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $1,875  

This stunning quilt of Concentric Octagons is a real eye dazzler. The Pinwheel center draws the eye to the heart of the bullseye. The fabrics are all prints with the exception of the solid red which adds to its prominence. The quilt is from the estate of Harriet Heffner in Limeport, Pennsylvania (Lehigh County). Measurements are 87 inches square. Excellent, probably unwashed condition.
Concentric Octagons Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
Puss in the Corner Quilt: Dated 1841; Pennsylvania
  Puss in the Corner Quilt: Dated 1841; Pennsylvania   $850

This Puss in the Corner quilt (aka Improved Nine Patch) is made with a beautiful selection of early 19th century printed fabrics. The four corners use the same materials. Sewn to the quilt is a label with the name Martha Hershey Coppenhaffer and the date 1841. It is from the same family in York, Pennsylvania as the preceding listing, item #1429566. The interior of the quilt is in excellent condition. There is, however, wear to the border and backing. It is nicely quilted with pinwheels and... Click for details

Chintz Wholecloth Reversible Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania   $1,450  

This beautiful early quilt is totally reversible. While the way the binding is sewn leads me to believe the maker intended the Bars to be the primary side, to my eye, the Wholecloth Chintz is preferable. It is sewn of three panels, each 24 1/2 inches wide with an extra 3 3/4 inches along one side. The shading of the various blue flowers is stunning. The Bars side is made of two fabrics. One is a tiny geometric print and the other is floral. Quilting is done with diamonds throughout. Condition... Click for details
Chintz Wholecloth Reversible Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
Concentric Squares Quilt with Four Patch: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Concentric Squares Quilt with Four Patch: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,075

At first glance, this may look like a Log Cabin quilt but in fact, it is concentric squares with Four Patch centers. The quilt is made entirely of wool challis with the same red and green prints used throughout. The centers are a greater selection of prints, many of which have light tones that give a bit of a twinkle to an otherwise fairly dark quilt. It is in excellent condition. Measurements are 82" x 92', quite large for the time period. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

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