Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (279)


Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,400   

Charming Schoolhouse quilt made very lively by the use of solid red fabrics. While traditional in some ways, the quilt also has an interesting abstract quality due to the placement of the varied colored vertical and horizontal blocks. Has several very light smudges but essentially in excellent condition. Measures 64" x 69"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1880.      
  
Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,095

Evening Stars quilt with a terrific assortment of red printed fabrics dating from the 1830's - 50's. Sashing and border fabrics appear closer to 1870. Paisley prints consistently used in the intersections. Excellent condition. Measures 78" x 81"; Pennsylvania origin.

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.

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.
Star Spangled Banner Quilt: Circa 1880; Ohio
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".

Fifteen Point Star Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,985  

It's difficult to say whether or not the maker of this Fifteen Point Lone Star Quilt set out to make this pattern or whether it got out of control. In either case, it is likely unique. It is interesting that five point stars surround the central image and the overall star essentially has five sides. So maybe this was all intentional? Unwashed, immaculate condition. Wonderful selection of fabrics. Measures 80" square; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Fifteen Point Star Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt; Ca. 1850; Pennsylvania
  Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt; Ca. 1850; Pennsylvania   $2,850

Elegant Robbing Peter to Pay Paul quilt with glazed chintz border. Unwashed condition; one area of faint discoloration but essentially excellent condition. Several slightly different printed fabrics used for the lighter areas. Backing fabric, shown in last thumbnail photo, is most likely home dyed. Measures 82" x 108". Circa 1850; Pennsylvania origin. Illustrated in "The Quilt: A History and Celebration of an American Art Form" by Elise Schebler Roberts.

Sampler Quilt: Berks County, Pa.; Circa 1880   $3,975  

Bold and "Dutchy" Sampler Quilt with both traditional blocks and original interpretations. Colors wonderfully arranged to set off the four central squares. Excellent condition; a tiny amount of discoloration on one block visible in thumbnail photo. Measures 82" square; Berks County, Pennsylvania origin.
Sampler Quilt: Berks County, Pa.; Circa 1880
Four Patch in Diamond Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Four Patch in Diamond Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $735

Charming Four Patch quilt with each small block set in a diamond. Terrific variety of fabrics are nicely framed by a large triangle border. Clamshell quilting in border. Pristine, probably unwashed condition. Circa 1880; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 69" x 74".

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