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.
Two features make this Log Cabin quilt especially unusual. The overall light and dark design forming chevrons is rarely seen. In addition, the quilt is larger than most from the 1880's when it was made. It measures
84" x 98". It is in pristine, unwashed condition; made with a well blended mix of printed fabrics. Pennsylvania origin.
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.
Richly colored Wild Goose Chase quilt (aka Geese in Flight) from the early 19th century. Abutting the triangles gives a terrific up and down movement to the "geese". Streak of Lightning border was meant to indicate the end for the head. Clamshell quilting in outer border; diagonal lines and stylized flowers in the triangles. Excellent condition; probably New England origin. Measures 100" x 104"; cotton front with probably homespun linen back. For unknown reasons, an old butto ...click for details
This unusual quilt beautifully combines three patterns. I have never seen the Herringbone (aka Chevrons) and Wild Goose Chase patterns combined in this way. Even more original is the way the triangles of the Wild Geese are filled with tiny, irregular shaped Crazy pieces. The whole makes a stunning composition.
As it is silk, it is in delicate condition. There is some fracturing to the fabrics visible with close examination. The quilt would best be used as a wall hanging. Measurements are 64&quo ...click for details
This early Bars crib quilt is made of several beautiful printed fabrics from the 1830's. The same fabrics are used in a different configuration on the reverse. It is a wholecloth quilt with 5" of the Bars pattern on one end. Condition is very good with very slight wear to the edge. Measurements are 38" x 40".
It is safe to say that this amazing quilt filled with animals is a one of a kind. It is a glorious combination of barnyard animals as well as whales; giraffes and fish. In addition, it has a variety of fruits and vegetables. It is a summer spread professionally mounted on a stretcher that is hinged for easier transport. Measurements are 80" square. Connecticut origin with family history available to purchaser.