Kansas Troubles Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland   $1,400.00   

This Kansas Troubles quilt is known by several different names. It is also called Sawtooth; Lend and Borrow; Rocky Glen and Indian Meadow. This particular example is well scaled with each block measuring 5 inches across. It is filled with a wonderful variety of printed fabrics, mostly dating to the 1860's and 1870's. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The binding, though original, is a solid pink material that does not appear as old as the quilt. Measurements are 75" x 86". Stapled... Click for details      
  
Kansas Troubles  Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland
Indigo Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1880
  Indigo Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1880   $2,250.00

The pattern, quilting and fabrics all combine to make this Feathered Stars quilt an outstanding example. The twentyfive stars are surrounded by beautifully quilted wreaths and feathers in the white blocks. The stars are made of a variety of indigo prints. The quilt is in excellent condition. It has one very light spot no larger than a dime. Fabrics are all strong. Measurements are 82 inches square; made circa 1880.

Mill and Stars Quilt: Circa 1920   $1,175.00  

Mill and Stars is a rarely seen pattern with a terrific positive/ negative design. Although it does not look so at first glance, it is actually made entirely of triangles. The use of solid colors makes the dramatic effect particularly striking. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. It is solid blue and white with a cluster of triangles that are in a more blue/gray tone. Measurements are 70" x 80". Made circa 1920.
Mill and Stars Quilt: Circa 1920
Pots of Flowers Applique Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Pots of Flowers Applique Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $2,800.00

Both the pattern and use of solid colors make this Pots of Flowers as exuberant as they come. Large groups of flowers coming out of small flower pots give a whimsical quality. Combining both fruit and flowers also adds to the fanciful design. Small half blocks of flower pots make a nice border in addition to the curved stems rounding out the corner blocks. The quilt seems to have very light batting, if at all. It is very well appliqued but minimally quilted. Condition is excellent and unwashed.... Click for details

Cigar Silks Table Mat: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $2,200.00  

This exceptional table mat is made of cigar silks that were used as advertising for cigar companies. They bundled the cigars in groups of 25 - 50 and used the ribbons to tie them together. In addition to being functional, they served as advertising with the name of the company printed on each. This one has several mentions of Harvard and the Harvard Club in addition. Cigars were the most popular tobacco product of the 19th century. The edging of this piece is large and elaborate. It measures... Click for details
Cigar Silks Table Mat: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt:L Circa  1880
  Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt:L Circa 1880   $1,485.00

Solid colors enhance the whirling movement of this Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple) Log cabin quilt. The choice of colors is unusual and pleasing. It may be difficult to tell but the outer border is a dark teal blue/green. The very light pink and celadon are an interesting choice rather than the more often seen white for contrast. The outer border is nicely quilted with flower medallions and scrolling feathers. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 82" x 84. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Velvet String Stars Antique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $985.00  

The pattern; colors and fabrics make a striking and unusual String Stars quilt. It is made of richly colored velvets, some of which have patterning within them. Light colored embroidery around each block and star highlights that within. The quilt is a top and backing that have been heavily stitched together. While there is no distinct binding, it does appear to be finished as the edges have been sewn down. One could add a separate binding or turn the edge over to create one but neither is... Click for details
Velvet String Stars Antique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Patriotic LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1930's; Pennsylvania
  Patriotic LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1930's; Pennsylvania   $835.00

The red, white and blue color scheme gives this LeMoyne Stars a patriotic feel. Corner block stars repeating the small ones in the body of the quilt are a nice touch. Triple borders frame the stars well. It is quilted with cable patterns throughout. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. Measurements are 66" x 84". Pennsylvania origin; made 1930's.

Snail's Trail Antique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $825.00  

Snail's Trail is the perfect name for this curlicue design. The more one looks at it, the more one sees the strong positive/ negative effect. The quilt is a beautiful soft shade of medium blue. It is well quilted with a variety of patterns that include circles; diamonds and teardrop shaped elements. Measurements are 82" x 90", large enough for a queen or king size bed. Condition is excellent. Pennsylvania origin; made circa 1920.
Snail's Trail Antique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Tumbling Blocks Antique Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Tumbling Blocks Antique Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $965.00

Tumbling Blocks (aka Baby Blocks) is one of the most three dimensional of quilt patterns. As is often the case, in addition to the cubes, one also sees 6 point stars. The use of solid colors in the middle makes the star especially prominent in this quilt. The pattern is made with a tremendous selection of fabrics from the 1870's and 80's, most of which are prints. The border and backing are "double blue" calico seen most often in southeastern Pennsylvania. The entire backing is made of this... Click for details

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