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

Quilts: Crib (58)

Irish Chain Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
This Irish Chain Crib Quilt has it all. The pattern and scale are wonderful. The condition is immaculate. The fabrics could not be better - including the cheater's cloth (printed patchwork) backing. Dates circa 1880; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 32" square.
Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam Crib Quilt: Ca. 1930; Pa.
Absolutely charming crib quilt that is a miniaturized version of Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam. Each dress and shirt is a different fabric. Pristine, unwashed condition. Nicely quilted. Backing fabric of sailboats is equally interesting to use as a wholecloth quilt. Measures 45" x 54". Pennsylvania origin; 1930's.
One Patch/ Bars Crib Quilt: Pennsylvania
Crib Quilt consisting of Bars filled with One Patches. Excellent, unwashed condition. Top was made circa 1890 and, based upon the backing, probably quilted in the 1930's. Pieces such as these that are completed a generation later are called Mother-Daughter quilts but do not refer to family relations. Measures 48" x 52"; Pennsylvania origin.
Lancaster County Amish Bars Crib Quilt: Circa 1950
Most unusual to have a genuine Lancaster County Amish Bars Crib quilt, but particularly as late as 1950. Fabrics are a combination of rayon and wool knit. Subtle, clearly intentional difference in the bars. The outer two are wider and a different fabric than the central two. Measures 29" x 34".
Bricks Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Maryland
Streamlined, perhaps original pattern that I have termed Bricks, for want of a more proper name. Wonderfully abstract in its simplicity. Nicely quilted including concentric half circles in the border that are a terrific contrast to the geometry of the rest of the quilting as well as the pieced pattern. Measures 40" x 55"; excellent condition. Maryland origin.
Cats Crib Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
What could be more appealing than this Cats crib quilt pattern? Does the fact that there are nine of them relate to the traditional notion of cats having nine lives? Nicely embroidered with details including a collar on each animal. Cable quilting in the border and concentric diamonds throughout interior. Pristine condition. Colors softer that in photos. Measures 35" x 36". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.
Maple Leaf Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Wonderful tiny scale to each block of this Maple Leaf crib comforter. Beautiful variety of early fabrics. Tied, rather than quilted. Fabrics are in excellent condition. Has not been washed and has a subtle dark spot visible in photos along the bottom. Measures 39" x 55". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.
Embroidered Botanical Crib Quilt: Circa 1900; Pa.
Embroidered botanical crib quilt shows eight different types of flowers as well as crescent moons. Excellent condition; professionally laundered. Well quilted and embroidered. Measures 37" x 40"; circa 1900. Pennsylvania origin.
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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, stellarubin.com


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