Catalogue: Quilts (476)


Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $1,675   

Unusual set up of Variable Stars quilt pattern arranged in strips alternating with plain Bars. Wonderful fabrics which date from the 1840's - 1860's. Pristine, unwashed condition. Interesting quilting pattern of thistles set at right angles to the long Bars. Measures 73" x 80". Lebanon County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860. A real gem for lovers of early fabrics.      
  
Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
One Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1940
  One Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1940   $185

This is one of the smallest doll quilts I've seen. It was most likely made for use in a doll house. It measures 4 1/2" x 5 1/2"; done all of cotton ginghams. The colors are well place to give this little gem a nice abstract quality in addition to the One Patch pattern. Excellent condition. Machine quilted around the edge; circa 1940.

Nine Patch Crib Quilt/Wild Goose Chase: Ca.1920;Pa.   $650  

This Nine Patch Crib Quilt must have been made by someone with a droll sense of humor. The centers utilize printed fabric with geese and the entire piece is framed by a Wild Goose Chase border. I prefer to think this was not coincidence. Unused condition; has several tiny spots that I do not think merit laundering. Quilted with diagonal lines. Utilizes several different blue fabrics. Measures 36" x 37". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
Nine Patch Crib Quilt/Wild Goose Chase: Ca.1920;Pa.
Rooster Quilt: Circa 1898; Pennsylvania origin
  Rooster Quilt: Circa 1898; Pennsylvania origin   Inquire for Price

This unique Rooster quilt is truly something to crow about. It is made entirely of 1 inch squares. The background is cotton; the rooster's body is primarily velvet with some wool. In addition to being quilted, the rooster's body is also tied which I believe is meant to give the effect of feathers. The forty five star flag dates the quilt to the time period between 1896 and 1908. The light squares toward the bottom look like letters and possibly a number but I am not clearly able to decipher... Click for details

Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt on Square: Ca. 1880; Pa.   $3,200  

Richly colored Barnraising Log Cabin quilt on Square done in beautiful wool challis fabrics. Solids and prints are well placed to make the various frames especially prominent. Excellent condition; measures 78" x 92". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt on Square: Ca. 1880; Pa.
Miniature Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.
  Miniature Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.   $5,850

Exquisitely miniaturized Evening Stars Quilt in which each star block measures just 2 1/4" to a side. Beautifully planned to create diagonal lines of color. Each of the borders is quilted with a different pattern, beginning with hearts in the chocolate brown. Mint, unwashed condition. Measures 84" square. Oley, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.

Jacob's Ladder Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,675  

While not technically a Jacob's Ladder pattern, this unusual quilt is closest to the pattern by that name. Elegantly quilted with wreaths in each of the off blocks. Nice variety of late 19th century indigo prints. Sawtooth border makes the perfect frame. Body of the quilt is in perfect condition; very slight fraying on the binding. Measures 70" x 72"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1880.
Jacob's Ladder Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Carolina Lily Quilt; Circa 1880
  Carolina Lily Quilt; Circa 1880   $1,095

Variation of a Carolina Lily quilt that is also close to the pattern known as Potted Star Flower. Beautiful shades of chocolate brown and teal blue/green. Professionally laundered; excellent condition. Small blue spots on thumbnail photos are not stains; they are clumps of blue thread within the batting. Nicely quilted with clamshell patterns and diagonal lines. Inexplicably, part of one block is also quilted with overlapping circles. Both the colors and the fact that some colors are quilted... Click for details

Diamonds in Squares Quilt: Circa 1880   $895  

Diamonds in Squares quilt done in deep indigo calico. Triple grid forms Nine Patch intersections for an additional pattern. Professionally laundered; excellent condition. Nicely quilted. Measures 70" x 78". Signed on the back in red thread "Julie N W". Circa 1880.
Diamonds in Squares Quilt: Circa 1880
Fence Rail Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1930; Pa.
  Fence Rail Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1930; Pa.   $2,250

The small scale blocks of this Fence Rail Log Cabin Quilt are particularly impressive given the huge size of the quilt. It measures 93" x 110", probably the largest 1930's quilt I have seen. Well crafted; pristine, unwashed condition. A variety of printed and solid fabrics are beautifully blended to make the solid pink stand out like streaks of lightning. The pink tone is slightly dustier in color than shows on my monitor.This beautiful quilt would fit amply on a king size bed.

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