Twenty Five Patch Pillow Cases: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   Sold   

Unusual pair of Twenty Five Patch pillow cases from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; circa 1870. The background fabric of cherries is an interesting contrast with the solid red and white patches. Even more unusual is the swirling print of the background fabric. At first glance, the material looks almost like op art but it is definitely 19th century. The cases are in unwashed condition. They are totally pieced by hand. Measurements are 16 1/2" x 31".      
  
Twenty Five Patch Pillow Cases: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1870;Pennsylvania
  Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1870;Pennsylvania   $1,400.00

This Variable Stars quilt is made with a rich combination of brown prints from the last quarter of the 19th century. The dark red paisley background combines perfectly with the deep red of the stars. Dark brown highlights the arms of the stars. Green corner blocks add just a bit of variety. The quilt is in excellent, probably unwashed condition. York County, Pennsylvania origin.

Sugarloaf Quilt: Circa 1880   $1,295.00  

Small triangles filling in the larger triangle blocks give this Sugarloaf quilt a nice light and dark drama. The solid white contrasts well with the dark printed fabrics. Measurements are 76 inches square. The solid brown backing may be a home dyed fabric. Made circa 1880.
Sugarloaf Quilt: Circa 1880
Georgetown Circle Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Georgetown Circle Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $950.00

This striking crib quilt goes by many different names, among which are Georgetown Circle; Crown of Thorns and English Wedding Ring. This bold example makes wonderful use of the combination of red, orange and green to create several different patterns. The quilt measures 39 inches to a side. Because it is square, displaying it on point adds an entirely new dimension to the pattern. Condition is excellent. York County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.

One Patch Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $985.00  

The fabrics and scale make this One Patch quilt especially punchy. The red fabric has small white polka dots throughout. It is very well quilted with a waffle pattern. Each square is less than half an inch to a side. The triangles border makes a nice variation from the squares of the quilt. Measurements are 65" x 70"; condition is excellent. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
One Patch Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Streak of Lightning Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Streak of Lightning Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $1,085.00

What an amazing Log Cabin! The diamond center is surrounded by Streak of Lightning, all done with the alternating use of just two colors. The fact that the colors are solids creates additional impact. Quilted throughout with diagonal lines. The quilt is in excellent, probably unwashed condition. Measurements are 76" x 78". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.

Four Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1870   $245.00  

Four Patch doll quilt done with a lovely assortment of indigo and brown printed fabrics. Each Four Patch measures about 2 3/4" to a side; condition is excellent. Several pieces have the wonderful improvisational use of a block pieced together from more than one piece. The backing is a white cotton twill. Measurements are 17" x 24 1/2".; made circa 1870.
Four Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1870
Hand Painted Fabric Map of United States; Circaa 1920
  Hand Painted Fabric Map of United States; Circaa 1920   $160.00

This hand painted map of the United States is surely a one of a kind. It is titled "Early America" with images of iconic American scenes such as a Conestoga wagon and a Native American on horseback. Around the border are names of famous Americans such as Paul Revere and Daniel Boone. The front is linen with a textured cotton backing. Measurements are 15 1/2" x 20". There is a little bit of fraying around some of the edging and a small worn spot where the Carolinas would be. Made circa 1920.

Hexagons and Economy Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; New York   $875.00  

This combination of Hexagon block centers surrounded by Economy Patches is an unusual and successful pairing. Both sets of blocks are made of combined groups of fabrics adding to the softly colored detail of the quilt. It is in excellent condition. The backing is a plain muslin. New York State origin; circa 1870. Measurements are 60" x 74".
Hexagons and Economy Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; New York
Sawtooth Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Sawtooth Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,400.00

Beautiful version of a Sawtooth quilt done in warm, rich colors. Although overall brown in tones, there are enough areas of light colors to give the quilt a perky quality. The border print is a most unusual and beautiful fabric. Quilting is done in diagonal lines. Condition is excellent. The quilt measures 76 inches square. The back is a solid color dun color that may be a home dyed fabric. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.

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