Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (279)


Pineapple Log Cabin Quilt; Circa 1870; Pa.   $1,600   

This pattern is known as either Windmill Blades or Pineapple Log Cabin. It is always a pattern with a lot of movement but particularly so with this well balanced example. Made of a rich variety of 1870's calico fabrics enhanced by the solid red border. Pennsylvania origin; measures 73" x 76".      
  
Pineapple Log Cabin Quilt; Circa 1870; Pa.
Chevrons Log Cabin Quilt; Circa 1880; Pa.
  Chevrons Log Cabin Quilt; Circa 1880; Pa.   $975

This is an extremely unusual and bold variation of the Log Cabin pattern surrounded by a fabulous piano key border. Calico fabrics of the 1870's and 80's. Adams County, Pennsylvania origin. Measures 82" square.

Reversible Triangles Quilt; Md.; Ca. 1900;   $595  

This Thousand Pyramids or Triangles quilt is made in an unusual way. Most reversible quilts are two independent tops that are quilted together. In this example, the triangles on the front and back are sewn together, making the same pattern on either side. Made primarily of wool with some cotton flannel. Interesting quilting pattern in the border. Circa 1890; New Windsor, Maryland origin. Measures 76" x 86"
Reversible Triangles Quilt; Md.; Ca. 1900;
Ocean Waves Quilt; Circa 1880, Penn.
  Ocean Waves Quilt; Circa 1880, Penn.   $975

Well pieced Ocean Waves pattern done on a stunning forest green ground.Small triangles make up the waves that are a lively combination of light and dark calico fabrics. Has never been washed and is clean but shows several very slight fade lines. Measures 70" x 87". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Triangle Barnraising Quilt: Circa 1890; Penn.   $1,285  

Unusual variation of a barnraising pattern done in triangles rather than the usual log cabin strips. Pristine, unwashed condition with a beautiful variety of rich fabrics. The back is pieced in a bars pattern. Circa 1880; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 78 inches x 80 inches.
Triangle Barnraising Quilt: Circa 1890; Penn.
Economy Patch Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Economy Patch Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,875

Pristine, unwashed version of the Economy Patch pattern. The solid red alternate blocks contrasting with the variety of calicoes give this quilt a very strong presence. Measures 86 inches square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.

Strip Triangles Quilt: Circa 1880, Pennsylvania   $625  

Initially, this pattern looks as though it consists of large pieced triangles. In actuality, they are made up of strips about one inch in width. Wonderful 1870's fabrics. The reverse is pieced in squares. No flaws on the front. A blotch is visible in the photo of the reverse side. Measures 73" x 74". Pennsylvania origin.
Strip Triangles Quilt: Circa 1880, Pennsylvania
Pots of Tulips Quilt; Circa 1880; Penn.
  Pots of Tulips Quilt; Circa 1880; Penn.   $975

Probably original pattern of stylized, funky pots of tulips. Has been professionally washed. Well quilted. Solid color red fabric and two different green calicoes. Pennsylvania origin. Measures 75 inches x 78 inches.

Cheater's Cloth Quilt; Circa 1880, Penn.   $775  

Pristine, unwashed reversible quilt. One side is brick and green calico bars and the other is printed patchwork. Un-used condition; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 86" x 94".
Cheater's Cloth Quilt; Circa 1880, Penn.
Wool Crazy Quilt; Ca. 1890; Mennonite Penn.
  Wool Crazy Quilt; Ca. 1890; Mennonite Penn.   $875

Stunning wool crazy quilt in unusual colors. Truly looks like an aerial landscape. Well made -nicely quilted and embroidered throughout. Lancaster County Mennonite origin. Front is pristine; slight damage to the back. Measures 75 inches square.

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