Catalogue: Quilts: 19th Century (279)


Cheater's Cloth Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Pennsylvania: Circa 1880   $535   

This Cheater's Cloth quilt (aka Faux Patchwork) is a beautiful Tumbling Blocks pattern done in rich shades of brown. The back is an equally pleasing check that is often erroneously referred to as homespun but in fact, is machine made.The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 70" x 82". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.      
  
Cheater's Cloth Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Pennsylvania: Circa 1880
Cockscomb and Currants Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Cockscomb and Currants Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $875

Exquisitely quilted version of the traditional Cockscomb and Currants pattern. Wreaths, flowers and feathers are stitched throughout this lovely applique quilt. The colors have mellowed with age giving a soft tone to this strong pattern. The fabrics are strong and intact. Measurements are 69 inches square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.

Apples Quilt: Circa 1870   $785  

Whimsical would be the best way to describe this unusual fruit quilt. I believe they are meant to be apples but one can also make a case for cherries. Regardless of which you prefer, it is in excellent condition; made circa 1870. It is quilted with concentric diamonds and has a border on three sides that alternates the colors of the fruit. Measurements are 80 inches square.
Apples Quilt: Circa 1870
Hexagons Charm Quilt: Circa 1870's; Pennsylvania
  Hexagons Charm Quilt: Circa 1870's; Pennsylvania   $1,975

This Hexagons quilt is unusual for several reasons. It is a charm quilt which means that no fabric is repeated. Many are similar but on close examination it is evident that they are not the same print. The overall design of the pattern is also well out of the ordinary. A number of the fabrics have figures and animals. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 82" x 88", large for the 1870's when it was made. Pennsylvania origin.

Reversible One Patch and Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1880's; Maryland   $395  

This reversible comforter is probably meant to have the Nine Patch as the front as that is the side on which it is tied. To my eye, the One Patch is far more beautiful as both the color combination and the printed fabrics are luscious. The primary red print has birds in nests. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It is from Frederick County, Maryland; circa 1880's. Measurements are 76 inches square.
Reversible One Patch and Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1880's; Maryland
Shoo Fly Quilt: Circa 1880's
  Shoo Fly Quilt: Circa 1880's   $695

This quilt most closely known as Shoo Fly (aka Alamanizer) is an unusual combination of elegant and country. The basic quilting; medium thick batting and plaid ground give it a very country feel. At the same time, there is a blue glazed cotton used throughout that is most often seen in far "dressier" pieces. The maker evidently had an eye for detail as in the lower right block, she pieced the same blue striped fabric in four different designs. The quilt measures 82" x 88". Found in Pennsylvania... Click for details

Pots of Flowers Quilt: Dated 1876; Pennsylvania   $2,985  

This exuberant Pots of Flowers Quilt is finely quilted and appliqued. It is dated 1876 in quilting with initials EG. Abutting hearts in the center are a lovely design but the star they form makes it even more special. The center design is surrounded by a quilted wreath. Partial wreaths are throughout the body of the quilt. Flower buds in the pots are repeated in the border to make it all a perfectly unified design. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in mint condition.... Click for details
Pots of Flowers Quilt: Dated 1876; Pennsylvania
Postage Stamp Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Postage Stamp Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,095

This Postage Stamp quilt forms a wonderful overall pattern by the use of light and dark fabrics. Both prints and solids are incorporated in this dramatic design. The red and white polka dot material of the border is continued within the quilt to create the triangles on each side.The backing is an ivory tone cotton sateen. The quilt is in excellent condition. It is from Pennsylvania; last quarter of the 19th century. Measurements are 74" x 76".

Princess Feather Quilt with Stuffed Applique: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $2,985  

This Princess Feather (aka Prince's Feather) quilt has two particularly unusual features. The central motif as well as the centers of the feathers are all stuffed applique. Four hearts surround the very center motif. Yellow within the stuffed work appliques really makes them pop. The other especially distinctive feature is that the feathers terminate in unusual pointed shapes.The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. It is nicely quilted with a variety of patterns. Pennsylvania origin;... Click for details
Princess Feather Quilt with Stuffed Applique: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,400

This finely made Mariner's Compass quilt is dense in both piecing and use of patterned fabrics. The fabric of printed circles of the background is an imaginative choice to mirror the circular compasses. The points of the compasses and sawtooth triangles are crisp and well defined. The quilt is in unwashed condition with one condition apology. There were some cracks in one side of the border fabric. It has been covered with invisible netting sewn over that end of the entire quilt. The netting... Click for details

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