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Mennonite Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1295810

Mennonite Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$2700. 

This Mennonite Lone Star quilt could not be richer in color. The deep green background perfectly sets off the white quilting which is elaborately done with wreaths. The diamond pieces making up the star are smaller than usual adding more waves of color. The orange zig-zag border beautifully repeats colors within the star. Lebanon County, Pennsylvania origin. 92" square. Unwashed condition with two small smudges and two area of light fading visible in thumbnail photos.


Mennonite Stuffed Animal Toy: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1930   item# 1294035

Mennonite Stuffed Animal Toy: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$295. 

This elephant is a large and totally charming Mennonite homemade toy. It is gray cotton flannel with each eye made of two buttons. It is flexible enough to be positioned in any number of adorable poses. Measurements are 12" from trunk to tail and 11" from top of head to feet. Made circa 1930; Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin.


Ohio Amish One Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1920

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1920   item# 1292129

Ohio Amish One Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1920
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$975. 

This Ohio Amish One Patch doll quilt reminds me of a Paul Klee painting. One row of squares is just off center enough to make it really interesting. The rich colors contrast well with the lighter squares and border. Quilted in diagonal lines with brown thread. Made of cottons. It is professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 9 5/8" x 11 3/4".


Light and Dark Mennonite Log Cabin Quilt: Ca. 1890; Pa.

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1291871

Light and Dark Mennonite Log Cabin Quilt: Ca. 1890; Pa.
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$1875. 

The placement of color gives this Mennonite Log Cabin Quilt more than its basic Light and Dark pattern. The light grays form a diamond around the maroon corners. The flame red centers and inner border add bounce to the entire piece. The border is quilted with a chevrons pattern. It is made of medium weight wools with a cotton back. Circa 1890; Pennsylvania origin. Measurements are 70" x 73"; excellent condition.


Mennonite Touching Stars Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1283210

Mennonite Touching Stars Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$2200. 

This Mennonite Touching Stars quilt clearly reflects the Victorian era in which it was made. The stars are made of totally irregular pieces similar to those used in Victorian Crazy quilts. It is all wool with a nice variety of embroidered stitching throughout the stars and the Four Patches between them. It is in excellent condition; measurements are 78" x 82". The backing is a Bars pattern made of red and blue homespun type checked fabrics making it reversible to a totally different k ...click for details


Mennonite Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1277904

Mennonite Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$2800. 

This Mennonite Hexagons quilt makes a stunning composition. The colors are beautifully arranged with the peach color blocks in all the right places. The red and black borders repeat the same fabrics within the quilt. The quilt is almost entirely made of fine wools with a few scattered pieces of velvet. The back is a chestnut colored wool. It is in excellent condition; measurements are 76" x 79". Made in Pennsylvania; circa 1870.


Mennonite Pineapple Log Cabin Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pa.

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1277663

Mennonite Pineapple Log Cabin Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pa.
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$1850. 

This powerful Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple) Log Cabin Quilt is unusually sophisticated in its use of color. The rich chocolate brown; salmon; blue and green work perfectly together. The piano key border is a is a clever continuation of the shape of the logs while varying them slightly. The quilt is made of fine wools with a cotton back. It is in excellent condition; measurements are 76" square. York County, Pennsylvania origin.


Lancaster Amish Nine Patch in Diamond Quilt: Ca. 1920

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1920   item# 1275466

Lancaster Amish Nine Patch in Diamond Quilt: Ca. 1920
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


SOLD 

This Lancaster County Amish Nine Patch Diamond in a Square quilt has it all. The four very dark green squares in the center diamond and the Nine Patches around them create an additional subtle diamond within the central one. Rarely, rarely does one see a Diamond variation surrounded by Nine Patches. The quilt is made of wool with stars quilted in the solid color blocks. The outer border has the classic Lancaster Amish feather pattern quilting. The photos do not do justice to the rich jewel tone ...click for details


Mennonite Hearts and Gizzards Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pa.

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1275465

Mennonite Hearts and Gizzards Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pa.
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$1875. 

This Mennonite Hearts and Gizzards quilt is made with a rich combination of colors. It is black with what can best be described as a rosy terra cotta. Embroidered stitching in white lightens the entire piece. The wide triangle border is a nice continuation of the geometric pieces between the hearts. The curved and geometric patterns of the quilt alternate as to which is primary. The maker took the time and care to make an additional twist to the corner blocks. In sum, it is a masterful version o ...click for details


Lancaster County Amish Four Patch Quilt: Ca. 1930

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1930   item# 1256049

Lancaster County Amish Four Patch Quilt: Ca. 1930
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$14,500. 

This Lancaster County Amish four patch in a nine patch quilt is brilliantly arranged.The maker used the same colors throughout but placed them so as to create the unusual overall X pattern. This might be a one of a kind. The solid color blocks and border are beautifully quilted with floral wreaths. The body of the quilt is in outstanding condition. There is some fraying to parts of the binding. Measurements are 72" x 78. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.


Amish Homemade Animal Toys

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1940   item# 1226882

Amish Homemade Animal Toys
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


Horse $295 Elephant $265 

Two delightfully homemade Amish animals - the white cotton horse measures 12" long and 9 1/2" tall. He (or she) has wonderfully detailed tack; embroidered facial features and a braided tail. Dates to about 1950. Elephant - made of dark brown velvet with glass (?) bead eyes. The rubber ears are mostly broken off. Measurements are a11 1/4" from head to tail and 7 1/4" tall. Made circa 1930.


Amish Straight Furrows Quilt: Circa 1920

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1920   item# 1225555

Amish Straight Furrows Quilt: Circa 1920
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$1475. 

Amish Straight Furrows Quilt in which the overall design is made of One Patch patterns, rather than the more usual Log Cabin. Very nice use of lights and darks. Well quilted including a beautiful undulating feather throughout the border. Measures 67" x 89". Probably Ohio or Indiana origin.


Homemade Amish Toy Dogs

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Decorative Art: Folk Art: Pre 1930   item# 1166184

Homemade Amish Toy Dogs
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$315 each 

These are two well loved Amish toy dogs made in the early part of the 20th century. The smaller, on the left, is from Pennsylvania. It is straw filled; made of cotton with shoe button black eyes. It is 5" tall to the tip of the tail and 6 1/4" " long. Very good condition. The larger is from Ohio; made of wool and also straw filled. It has several old mends and worn spots. measurements are 4 4 3/4" tall and 7 3/4" tall.


Mennonite Log Cabin Quilt: Ca. 1890: Pa.

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1140959

Mennonite Log Cabin Quilt: Ca. 1890: Pa.
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$975. 

This Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt displays the strong graphics for which Mennonite quilts are known. The piano key border creates a wonderful frame continuing the diagonal theme. It is from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; made of wools; circa 1890. It measures 72" square; excellent condition.


Ohio Amish Crib Quilt - Irish Chain; Circa 1920

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1920   item# 1136707

Ohio Amish Crib Quilt - Irish Chain; Circa 1920
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$1175. 

This Irish Chain Crib Quilt is a wonderful miniature quilt. The pieces are small and the quilted vine in the outer border is a nicely scaled down version of what one would expect in a full size quilt. The inner zigzag border is an ideal frame. There is slight fraying on the binding but no other condition apologies. The quilt measures 29" x 39".

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