One Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1880   On Hold   

This Postage Stamp (aka One Patch) doll quilt is made with lovely, soft tones. The indigo blocks are symmetrically placed indicating planning on the part of the maker. It is quilted with straight lines. The front is in perfect condition. There are several areas of shredding on the back that do not go through to the front. They are quite subtle and I did not notice them initially. Measurements are 19 1/2" x 23"; made circa 1880's.      
  
One Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1880
Windmill Blades Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Windmill Blades Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $925.00

The Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple Log Cabin) quilt is always a design with lots of strong movement. In this example, the solid red centers effectively play off against the remaining printed fabrics. The use of dark prints around the red centers of the off blocks create a wonderful diamond in the square. Half blocks around the edge create a nice frame. The front of the quilt is in spotless condition. There are some dark spots on the back but they do not show through. Measurements are 86"... Click for details

Roses and Bells Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,985.00  

Dozens of varieties of floral wreath quilt patterns were popular in the 19th century. Unlike most such patterns, this example includes bells between the flowers. It is finely appliqued and well quilted with echo patterning. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. It has a few very small, light smudges that would be removed with a wash but for most people, that would not be necessary. Measurements are 92" x 94", ample for a queen or king size bed. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.
Roses and Bells Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Kansas Troubles  Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland
  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

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.
Indigo Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1880
Mill and Stars Quilt: Circa 1920
  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.

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
Pots of Flowers Applique Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Cigar Silks Table Mat: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  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

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.
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt:L Circa  1880
Velvet String Stars Antique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  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

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