Catalogue: Quilts (477)


Triangles Quilt with Printed Panel: Ca. 1870; Mass.   $1,085   

Thousand Pyramids Quilt with a most unusual center of a printed panel depicting an elegant equestrienne with her hound. It is unusual for a highly pieced quilt to have a central panel. In this case, the elegance of the subject compared with the "country" aspect of the quilt makes for an even more unlikely, though successful, pairing. It is knotted, not quilted. Very good condition. Measures 65" x 87". From the Chadwick Family of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.      
  
Triangles Quilt with Printed Panel: Ca. 1870; Mass.
Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880
  Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880   $4,600

This extraordinary Birds in the Air Quilt has the tiniest pieces imaginable. Each triangle is 5/8" to a side. Written on the back is 25,000 for the number of pieces in the quilt. It is in excellent condition and measures 66" x 82".

Broken Dishes Doll Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $385  

This triangles pattern doll quilt can be seen as a number of patterns. The square blocks divided into two triangles are put together so as to look like an Hourglass: Pinwheel or Broken Dishes. It is nicely quilted in double rows; in excellent condition. Measurements are 14 1/2" x 22". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890. The color is more toward marigold than shows on my monitor.
Broken Dishes Doll Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Wild Goose Chase Quilt: Circa 1870; New Jersey
  Wild Goose Chase Quilt: Circa 1870; New Jersey   $1,475

This Wild Goose Chase Quilt has a wonderful variety of fabrics, including glazed chintz from the mid 19th century. The generous size of 91" x 98 " would make it an excellent bedcover for a queen or king size bed. It was made in New Jersey; circa 1870. Excellent, unwashed condition.

One Patch Doll Quilt: Virginia; Circa 1890   $215  

This charming One Patch Doll Quilt was either the practice piece of a child or the work of a mother whose good intentions exceeded her skill. I believe it was meant to be a One Patch with all equal squares. Overall, it does "read" like a checkerboard pattern but in fact, some of the blue striped blocks are elongated rectangles (one in a different direction than the others) and some of the red blocks are narrowed. It is hand quilted in brown thread. Measures 16 1/2" square. There is a hole in one... Click for details
One Patch Doll Quilt: Virginia; Circa 1890
Reversible Quilt- One Patch and Wild Geese; Circa 1880
  Reversible Quilt- One Patch and Wild Geese; Circa 1880   $635

This unusual quilt is intended to be completely reversible. One side is a One Patch and the reverse is Wild Geese(aka Birds in the Air). While the quilt was made in the late 19th century, the Wild Geese incorporates some fabrics from the mid century. It is especially interesting to find elegant glazed chintz in three of the blocks of this otherwise country quilt. Both sides are in excellent condition; there is a small amount of color bleed on one of the glazed chintz blocks (visible in thumbnail... Click for details

Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1890   $695  

Classic Evening Stars quilt done in solid red and white with tiny black print. Nice cable pattern quilting in the red grid; geometric pattern in the stars. Excellent condition. Measures 71" x 81"; circa 1890. The red is a beautiful mellow color. It is not toward orange as appears on my monitor.
Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1890
Four Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Four Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $695

This Four Patch Crib Quilt is dense with color. It is made with a wonderful grouping of late 19th century fabrics. Excellent condition. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin. Measures 45 1/2" square.

Indiana Amish Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1920   $5,500  

This unusual piece combines several patterns in a center medallion format rarely seen in mid West Amish quilts. The center LeMoyne Star is surrounded by blocks of Bow Ties and Chinese Coins that are irregularly set. The maker of this quilt had both imagination and skill. It is well pieced and quilted with several different patterns. The quilt is all cotton fabrics; circa 1920. It is in mint, unwashed condition. Measurements are 68" x 80".
Indiana Amish Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1920
Baskets of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1930
  Baskets of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1930   $695

Charming and cheerful Baskets of Flowers Quilt. The baskets are intricately made of of alternating peach and green triangles. Nicely quilted with patterns repeating the floral motifs of the applique. Excellent condition. Measures 58" x 74"; circa 1930.

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