Catalogue: Quilts (477)


Cake Stand Baskets Antique Quilt: Circa 1920   $1,425   

For reasons unknown to me, this variation of a Baskets quilt pattern is known as Cake Stand. The triangles make for a more complex design than many Basket quilts are. This example is very well pieced and quilted. The white off blocks are filled with wreaths and elaborate feathering in the border. It is done in a wonderfully soft shade of blue that has just a hint of gray. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in sparkling condition. Measurements are 79" square; made circa 1920.      
  
Cake Stand Baskets Antique Quilt: Circa 1920
Red and Green Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1850; Virginia
  Red and Green Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1850; Virginia   Sold

This stunning early applique alternates two unnamed floral patterns. The use of the lighter crossed tulips next to the more complex pattern creates a wonderful balance. The vine and leaf border beautifully envelopes the interior blocks. Quilting is superb, done with wreaths and diagonal lines. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in spotless condition. Measurements are 83" x 88". Virginia origin; made circa 1850.

Pineapple Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $875  

This Pineapple Log Cabin (aka Windmill Blades) Log Cabin quilt is done in an unusual combination of silk and probably some rayons. They are dress and men's tie fabrics from the 1920's and 30's. The darks and lights are well placed to emphasize the whirling pattern. Each piece is outlined with embroidery in a variety of colors.The wide borders are the same cotton fabric as used for the Bars pattern backing. The two opposing ends alternate fabrics. The quilt can be used equally well on the back... Click for details
Pineapple Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
Feathered Stars Quilt: Maryland; Circa 1850
  Feathered Stars Quilt: Maryland; Circa 1850   $2,900

Finely pieced and quilted Feathered Stars quilt. Each white block is quilted with a different floral motif. The plaid of the stars is a most unusual material. In addition to making a wonderful frame, the double diamond border is a clever continuation of the triangle theme of the feathers. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 86" square. Maryland origin; made circa 1850.

Mountain Mist Iris Quilt: Circa 1930's; Pennsylvania   $875  

This softly toned Iris quilt is Mountain Mist pattern R that was copyrighted in 1930. This example is in excellent, unwashed condition. There is a very light smudge near the bottom which one can find only with close examination. The choice of pastel colors works beautifully together. It's interesting that the light blue flowers are of the same shade while all of the others are done with two colors. Quilting is done with diagonal lines. Measurements are 76" x 88'. Pennsylvania origin; made ... Click for details
Mountain  Mist Iris Quilt: Circa 1930's; Pennsylvania
Rose of Sharon Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Rose of Sharon Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,800

Rose of Sharon goes by several different names. Among them are: Tea Rose; Antique Rose; Whig Rose and Democrat Rose. Regardless of the name, it is a graceful pattern that is rarely seen in crib size. This fine example is beautifully framed with a tulip, leaf and vine border. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 42 inches square. Because it is square, it can be hung on point for dramatic effect

Rocky Road to Kansas Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $985  

Four point stars are known as Rocky Road to Kansas (aka Kite). This quilt is made with a wonderful assortment of late 19th century printed fabrics. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition It is totally reversible to a Bars pattern with one of the fabrics the same as the ground material on the front and the other a red and green plaid. Measurements are 80" x 84". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.
Rocky Road to Kansas Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Caesar's Crown with Applique Border:Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  Caesar's Crown with Applique Border:Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $3,200

This classic Caesar's Crown quilt is embellished with a swag border with the addition of floral sprigs. There is a single tulip in each corner. It is very well quilted with a variety of stylized flowers. Measurements are 88" square, large enough for a queen or king size bed. Condition is excellent. Pennsylvania origin; made circa 1860.

Ocean Waves Quilt with Baskets Border; Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $795  

It is safe to say that this Ocean Waves quilt with a Baskets border is an original and clever combination of patterns. Not only does the border form a wonderful frame, but in addition it creates a zigzag pattern around the body of the quilt. The quilt is from Chester County, Pennsylvania; circa 1890. What it may lack in fine craftsmanship it more than makes up for in graphic appeal. Measurements are 66" x 78".
Ocean Waves Quilt with Baskets Border; Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $925

This is a very striking example of a classic Barnraising Log Cabin quilt. The fabrics are prints with the exception of the red centers that really "pop" against the calico. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. The back is a pieced Bars pattern to which the quilt is totally reversible. It is red and pink, as is the front, but with different materials. The quilt is from Egypt, Pennsylvania (Lehigh County); made circa 1880. Measurements are 72" square.

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