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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.

Lancaster County Sampler Quilt: Circa 1880   Sold  

This particular style of Sampler quilt on a diagonal is most often seen in Lancaster County done on a colored ground. The blocks alternate between between traditional and imaginative. Many are done with the finest of detail. It is interesting that about 2/3, but not all, of the blocks are outlined in pink calico. The block made up of diamonds has the inked name Lizzie Frelich stamped on one of the blocks. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. There is a tiny bit of fraying on part of... Click for details
Lancaster County Sampler Quilt: Circa 1880
Crown of Thorns Quilt: Circa 1880; Kentucky
  Crown of Thorns Quilt: Circa 1880; Kentucky   $3,200

This pattern goes by both the name Crown of Thorns and New York Beauty. It is a difficult pattern to execute with its many curves and points. The deep blue and brown color combination speak to its Southern origin. The quilt was made in Kentucky; circa 1880. As is often seen in Southern bedcovers, the quilting is done in both light and dark threads. Quilting patterns in the small quarter circles follow the arcs and are done with straight lines in the larger white areas. Condition is excellent.... Click for details

Bowmansville, Pennsylvania Postage Stamp Quilt: Circa 1880   $3,200  

There is a Postage Stamp quilt pattern characteristic of the hamlet of Bowmansville, Pennsylvania in Lancaster County. Many variations are known but essentially they share in common a central frame around which One Patches fill the surrounding area. This example has two outstanding features. One is the square in the center. Other examples with which I am familiar continue the One Patch theme to the center of the quilt. The second possibly unique feature of this quilt is the zigzag or streak of... Click for details
Bowmansville, Pennsylvania Postage Stamp Quilt: Circa 1880
Horseheads Hooked Rug: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Horseheads Hooked Rug: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $650

Two hooked rug horses are bridled up and ready to go. The rose pink background nicely sets off the black and white horses. The rug is made of heavy cotton. It is in very good condition with the exception of a small hole near the top middle that is visible in thumbnail photos when seen from the back. The last two thumbnails show the back of the rug. Measurements are 24 1/2" x 39". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.

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