Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (279)


Hired Man's Center Frame Quilt: Circa 1890   $975   

Pattern and size make this hired man's quilt most unusual. Very creative use solely of triangles to make a center medallion different from the outer frames. Fabrics date from mid through late 19th century. Summer weight (no batting). Measures 53" x 76", making it a very desirable size to hang either horizontally or vertically. Circa 1890.      
  
Hired Man's Center Frame Quilt: Circa 1890
Central Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Central Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $975

A most unusual combination of a late 19th century Log Cabin pattern done as a center medallion, typical of the early 19th century. Incredibly strong, bold graphic enhanced by the use of solid red fabric next to prints. Brilliant use of the yellow to form an additional pattern. Excellent condition; measures 70" x 80". Circa 1880; Pennsylvania origin.

Flying Geese Quilt: Circa 1880; North Carolina   $535  

Open and airy version of Wild Goose Chase pattern quilt. Excellent combination of soft tones of pink and lavender. Excellent, probably unwashed condition. Measures 85" x 92"; Circa 1880; Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
Flying Geese Quilt: Circa 1880; North Carolina
Rose of Sharon Quilt: Circa 1870; Maine
  Rose of Sharon Quilt: Circa 1870; Maine  

Rich chocolate brown gives this Rose of Sharon quilt a very different effect than one usually finds. Deep shades of brown and orange are softened by the pink centers. Well quilted including hearts throughout. Never washed; has several minor spots that could most likely disappear should one want to give it a bath. Several old, finely done mends are visible in close-ups (could a mouse have gotten to this little used, unwashed quilt?). Measures 88" square; circa 1870. Maine origin.

Framed Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland   $1,085  

Brilliantly conceived and crudely executed Framed Center Medallion quilt. Incorporates Turkey Tracks center and Maple Leaves in multiple borders. Excellent condition. Measures 70" x 84"; Maryland origin. Circa 1870. Definitely one of a kind.
Framed Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland
Carpenter's Square Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Carpenter's Square Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $875

Bold Carpenter's Square pattern quilt that is rather amazingly contemporary looking for it's 100 plus years of age. Excellent condition with one small spot on the red that is in a corner (about the size of a quarter. I've not tried to remove it at it is rather inconspicuous). Solid red fabric on a ground of tiny black dots. Measures 80" square; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1890.

Starflowers Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,985  

Probably a unique Starflower quilt pattern. On first glance, it looks like a Carolina Lily but in reality, it is much more unusual. Solid colors set on double blue calico seen most often in southeastern Pennsylvania. Binding repeats the red of the stars and creates a wonderful narrow frame. Unwashed condition; circa 1880. Measures 85" square.
Starflowers Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Caesar's Crown Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania
  Caesar's Crown Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania   $2,450

Exquisitely quilted variation of Caesar's Crown pattern in which the negative space, forming a cloverleaf pattern, is as prominent as the primary block. Several different quilting patterns used, all very well done. Unusual border of half stars. Excellent condition; one very small dark brown area is very inconspicuous. Fabrics are all strong and intact. Measures 83" square; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1840.

Hole in Barn Door Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.   $950  

Tremendously unusual arrangement for a Hole in the Barn Door quilt. Dramatic diagonal grid makes it different from other renditions of this pattern. Excellent condition. Circa 1890; York County, Pennsylvania. Measures 73" x 74".
Hole in Barn Door Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.
Irish Chain Quilt: Circa 1880; North Carolina
  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.

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