Well crafted Loveapple quilt, a pattern not often seen. It is beautifully appliqued and nicely quilted with a crosshatch pattern in the body of the quilt and undulating vine throughout the border. The leaves are a rich teal green color. with a droll touch. The print on the fabric is a flower much like the Loveapple in shape.
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.
The quilt measures 88" x 96", long enough to go over the pillows on a bed without shams. This is unusual for ...click for details
A pattern of Light and Dark Diamonds is usually done with the strips of a Log Cabin. This example is unusual in that the maker used triangles to create the same effect. It is in as crisp, clean condition as the day it was made in the 1880's. The interior is quilted with geometric patterns and a cable throughout the border. The backing and border are the same white fabric with a very small red polka dot. Measurements are 76" square; Pennsylvania origin.
This dramatic light and dark pattern is specific to the town of Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania (Montgomery County) in the late 19th century. Squares and triangles are very effectively used to create multiple diamonds and zig zag frames. This example is in pristine, unused condition. It is nicely quilted with diamonds and a cable in the border.
Richly colored Economy Patch quilt with a unique border.
The indigo fabric is especially deep in color and accented with an orange print. The off blocks are a medium blue printed with both fine stripes and small circles. The border is unique. The corner blocks have a quirky touch- two are medium blue Birds in the Air; one is indigo Birds and the third does not exist. Quilted with starflower patterns in the off blocks. Made circa 1850; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 76" x 82"; excellent ...click for details
Double sided quilt in which both sides are the same Open Center pattern. The body of the quilt is a black on red print with a paisley border. The condition of one side is excellent; the other has a narrow area of fade. Quilted with diamond patterns. Measures 74" x 88"; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
This classic Nine Patch quilt is enhanced by a triangle border of a complimentary fabric. The deep indigo of the nine patches are set off by the blue and rose striped triangles. It is very finely quilted with a variety of patterns. It has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 96" x 98", ideal for a queen or king size bed. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1850.
Elongated hexagons are combined to form bands of color in this unusual quilt. What makes it most unusual is that it is a charm quilt, meaning that none of the fabrics are repeated. It is truly a library of fabrics of the late 19th century. Measurements are 83" square. The shape of the hexagons creates a scalloped edge on two sides.
This unusual Baltimore Album Quilt incorporates traditional and original blocks that are a combination of bold and delicate. Six different baskets of flowers are all original in design and well done. The crossed tulips, on the other hand, are traditional and fairly simple. Two unusual blocks are chintz applique (broderie perse). The most unusual block is the chain with a padded square on point with a loop. It may be meant to be a potholder. The variations in style indicate that this album quilt ...click for details
Finely crafted version of a classic Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt. Printed wool challis fabrics are beautifully combined to make the concentric diamonds pattern. Solid wools are used for the two borders that are quilted with cable patterns. They beautifully frame the central pattern. Measurements are 82" square. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
This unusual quilt combines wool triangles with fine embroidery. The needlework patterns are a variety of floral motifs. Light and dark
triangles are placed to create the effect of diagonal lines with the wonderful use of reds throughout the middle. Excellent condition. Maine origin; circa 1880. Measures 58" square. Written in ink on the back is the name Angie.
This patchwork quilt consisting of squares on point made of 49 blocks is done with the utmost precision. Meticulous care was used in making the corners with the same yellow and indigo fabrics highlighting the intersections of the blocks. Red and green were used in the centers of each block although with a variety of fabrics. Similarly, a variety of red, brown and pink fabrics were consistently placed. The deep indigo is the only solid color; all others are prints including the background. The qu ...click for details
Bold String Stars (aka Spider Stars) quilt done in the fabrics typical of southeastern Pennsylvania in the late 19th century. The blue calico ground and double pink sashing and border scream Lancaster County. Solid colors used in the center of the stars highlight their octagonal shape. The dark solid colors are indigo, not black as they may appear. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. In the upper right corner is the name Bertha done in paint. Measurements are 77" x 80".
This extraordinary Victorian Crazy Quilt has the most elaborate embroidery I have seen. The center is a Japanese fan with the figure of a geisha within it.
Additional images include: other people; birds, flowers,moon and stars all done with the utmost detail. It is actually what is referred to as a contained crazy as the images are divided into squares set on point. The quilt is made primarily of velvets with some satins. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.
Elegant Twentyfive Patch quilt with a wonderful variety of early 19th century fabrics, including a glazed chintz border and a twill tape binding. It is tightly quilted in a waffle pattern. Now for the bad news. There is deterioration to some of the fabrics. The damage is not evident at first glance but with close examination, one sees that about 5% of the fabrics have eroded. It is still usable with care. Measures 102" x 104"; Maryland origin.
Outstanding Baltimore Album quilt that combines both traditional and whimsical, original blocks. The eagle draws the eye to the center and then allows it to meander through the variety of finely detailed blocks. Signatures indicate the quilt was related to the North and Horner families of mid 19th century Baltimore. More complete information is available to purchaser.