Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts: Quilts, CribStella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts: Quilts, Crib

Quilts: Crib (60)

Birds in the Air Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
This Birds in the Air crib quilt is a finely made rendition of a pattern usually seen in full size. It is well quilted with a cable pattern running throughout the triple borders. It has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 39 1/2" x 41". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.
Chintz Broderie Perse Crib Quilt: Circa 1830
Rarely does one find a broderie perse (chintz applique) crib size quilt and certainly not with the graceful and full design of this fine example. It is richly colored with the appearance of considerable depth to the garlands of flowers. The chintz cut outs are the same fabric often used by venerated quiltmaker Achsah Goodwin Wilkins (1775-1854). The quilt is illustrated on page 176 of "America's Quilts and Coverlets" by Safford and Bishop and page 44 of Woodard and Greenstein's "Crib Quilts and... Click for details
Hole in the Barn Door Crib Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pennsylvania
This delightful Hole in the Barn Door (aka Shoo Fly) crib quilt is made with a very nice selection of printed fabrics on a double pink ground. The pink and green calico Bars pattern for the backing is proof positive of its Pennsylvania origin. Nicely quilted with diamonds patterning. Measurements are 33 1/2" x 38 1/2". Excellent condition; circa 1880.
Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
This classic Nine Patch quilt is nicely scaled and well quilted. There is a flower in each of the white blocks and a feather running throughout the border. It is freshly laundered. The border fabric is a more ivory shade of white than the interior. The quilt is in outstanding condition. Measurements are 40" x 52". Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Pair of Streak of Lightning Pillow Cases: Ca. 1830; Pa.
This is one of the finest and earliest pairs of pillow cases I have had the pleasure to own. They Streak of Lightning is a pattern rarely seen in pillow cases. They are in excellent condition with beautiful fabrics and hand crocheted lace on the edges. Measurements are 17 1/2" x 31" including edging. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1830's.
Delectable Mountains Crib Quilt: Circa 1860
This Delectable Mountains crib quilt is done in an unusual and clever way. Using the same blocks in alternating red and white and abutting them as she did, creates an entirely new image. It is well quilted with small squares in the white blocks and diagonal lines in the border. The red has softened from multiple washings in its 150 year lifetime but it remains a strong pattern. Measurements are 36 1/2" x 43".
Sailboats Cradle Quilt: Circa 1930; Pa.
Charming Sailboats cradle quilt set on a blue field reminiscent of water and/ or the sky. Printed fabrics include feedsacks. Excellent condition; nicely quilted including a cable throughout the border. Measures 20" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.
LeMoyne Stars Crib Quilt: Circa 1900
Red and blue LeMoyne Stars crib quilt made even more charming by the quilted inscription "Grandma's Darling". Finely quilted with patterns of small squares. Measures 36" x 43". Three striped borders continue the patriotic theme. Excellent condition with very slight wear to a small part of the binding.
Chinese Coins and Wild Goose Chase Crib Quilt:1926
This richly colored crib quilt effectively combines both Chinese Coins and Wild Goose Chase patterns. It is probably made mostly of men's silk and satin neckties with a cotton sateen backing. On the back is written "Made by Mrs. D. Gardner for Eola 1926. ". It measures 37" x 50" and can be hung either vertically or horizontally. Excellent condition; Pennsylvania origin.
Cotton Crazy Crib Quilt with Embroidered message:1885
Embroidered in the blocks of this unique crib quilt is the following message: Your childhood years, they will soon be over And your school days, then all will be... May health, wealth and happiness be your lot As long as your life shall last. Your Grandma has made this spread for your feet And decked it with colors all bright And when you are warmly tucked into your bed Then think of your Grandma - Good night. Harriet S. Smith, Aged 69 June 11th, 1885 Westford, Mass. Detail photos... Click for details
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Stella Rubin has been buying and selling antiques, specializing in American quilts, since 1976. She has sold to most of the major museums in the United States, including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Smithsonian Institution; Colonial Williamsburg; The DAR; the International Quilt Study Center and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

She is the author of Miller's "Treasure or Not: How to Compare and Value American Quilts". In addition to quilts and other textiles, Stella has a secondary specialty in fine design gold and silver jewelry.

During her decades in the antiques business, she has participated in most of America's most prestigious antiques shows including: The Philadelphia Antique Show: The Delaware Antique Show; The Museum of American Folk Art Antique Show and the New Hampshire Antique Show.

Stella is glad to work with you whether you're selecting an individual piece or forming a collection. She represents a wide range of quilts, from the finest to the funkiest. We welcome you to her gallery in Maryland as well as to this website,

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