Small size antique calico doll quilt all original, not a cut down larger quilt. The fabrics used are rich in color and it is all hand sewn and hand quilted. It does have fabric weakness in four of the squares due to the corrosive acid in some brown dyes, see photos. The quilt is 14" by 11". The back has the best very early brown calico print with no holes or tears. This is a stunning early doll quilt.
This classic Nine Patch quilt is nicely scaled and well quilted. There is a flower in each of the white blocks and a feather running throughout the border. It is freshly laundered. The border fabric is a more ivory shade of white than the interior. The quilt is in outstanding condition. Measurements are 40" x 52". Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
This spool doll bed is charming in itself but even more so with the inclusion of its original linens. It has a mattress; quilt and pillow all done in beautiful 1870's fabrics.
The bed measures 11 1/4" long; 7" wide and 9" to the top of the headboard.
On the bottom is written that it was made in 1905.
This richly colored LeMoyne Stars quilt is made with fine wool challis on the front and back.
The blue print of the off blocks is arranged so as to give the effect of diagonal lines throughout the quilt.
Sewn to the quilt is a note that reads "Made in the year 1877 by my mother Clara Kerr Thorne Mrs. MIlls Bratton My Mother". This is a little confusing but I believe Mrs. Bratton is the daughter of the maker.
Pennsylvania origin. Measurements are 65" x 78". There is a s ...click for details
This exceptional Bullseye Quilt is one of a handful known. All were made in the tiny town of Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania in Berks County. In the 2010 census, Lenhartsville had a population of 165.
At this point, it is unknown who made these quilts. Each has a slight variation in colors and patterns around the central bullseye. All have an inner diamond border. Was it one family who "owned" this pattern or was it passed around the village? It is a fascinating question waiting to be ans ...click for details
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".
This Princess Feather is beautifully quilted with a clamshell pattern.
The center of each Feather has the unusual feature of a Lemoyne Star. Whether intentional or not, the white areas around it create the look of a flower. The border continues the Feather theme with the addition of individual leaves.
It has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 86" x 88". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.
This Joseph's Coat Quilt has all the bells and whistles one looks for in this typically Lancaster County pattern. It repeats seven stripes of the most desirable colors with a diagonal stripe border. Each color is well quilted with a different pattern. The border is quilted with a chevrons pattern. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The backing is a brown and red print shown in the last thumbnail. Measurements are 79" x 80"; circa 1880.
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.
This One Patch Charm Quilt is more than its name. The blocks are set on point and colors are used to create a Nine Patch Center Diamond. The term Charm Quilt refers to one in which no fabric is repeated. Many are very similar but on close examination, it is evident that they are not the same.
This quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurement are 70" x 76". Oley valley, Berks County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
This classic Barnraising Log Cabin quilt has a charming twist. The centers are all Nine Patches. They are done in solid reds which make them really pop out against the prints of the rest of the quilt. The prints include conversationals with anchors, horse heads and jockeys on horses. It is in excellent condition. Measurements are 72" x 82" >Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
This extraordinary pictorial quilt depicts images that are both fierce and friendly. On the bottom are hounds chasing stags while on the top is a tree of life surrounded by birds, one of which may be a dove. It's a shame not to be able to speak with the quiltmaker to learn more of her intent but perhaps it is a metaphor for both the danger and kindness of life. Or am I reading too much into it?
The quilt is from Pennsylvania; circa 1870's. Measurements are 77" x 78". It is in ...click for details
This is a Vintage Hawaiian Quilt, made in the 1930's of red and white cotton. It is hand sewn and machine sewn, possibly by a treadle sewing machine. It has a four pointed central design, and a red and white applied border. It measures 84 x 80 inches, and is in fair condition, some stains, I tried to photograph them . On the selvage of the cotton material it says in red “Honor Pure Finish”. It has been noted that that was used in the 1930's, but no more information about that compa ...click for details
You are looking at an antique Vintage Cotton Patchwork Quilt. Assembled squares of old cotton prints, made to look like cabins, or just a small house.
It is machine sewn possibly a treadle, lots of loose threads on the back. This quilt has no backing. It has an old look to it, some discolour, the white is yellowing. It has NOT been cleaned. Some tears, unstitching on the corners. But overall a good look.
It measures 87 x 72 inches.
An original piece of folk art, a decorative piece ...click for details
This is one of the most interesting cotton Crazy Quilts that I have seen. The indigo background certainly contributes to the punchy look of the quilt. The blocks are a nice combination of crazy and traditional patterns. The center block cleverly combines with the four surrounding it to create something of a medallion. A note sewn to the quilt reads "A Present To Harry W. Keller From Grandma Keller 1900 74 years". The quilt is dated 1900 but the fabrics are all from the last quarter of ...click for details