Wonderful hooked rug in a Straight Furrows Log pattern usually seen in quilts. Made of wools; excellent condition. Measures 33 1/2" x 58". The pattern is equally effective vertically or horizontally. New Hampshire origin; circa 1920.
Several features make this patchwork quilt out of the ordinary. Although at first glance the pattern doesn't appear unusual, it is actually not standard but comes closest to those listed as The Cypress and Mosaic (although it is not my idea of a mosaic). The indigo ground is also an unusual feature and made even nicer by the variety of blue fabrics incorporated. The use of a background material with a tiny light blue element makes the indigo appear inkier than if the print had been with whit ...click for details
Solid colors make the positive/negative effect of this Steeplechase Quilt (aka Millwheel) especially vibrant. It is done in an unusual color ever so slightly more pink than cafe au lait. Nicely quilted with flowers in the body of the quilt and cable pattern in the border. Measurements are 70" x 86". New York State origin; circa 1920.
This country quilt has a bit more sophistication than most. The blocks filled with One Patches are set so that there are diagonal lines of color. Bars between the blocks are solid color red while the border is a small print very close in color. Excellent condition; short green Bars between the blocks started as a darker color but have faded uniformly to a soft green. Measures 66" x 70". Frederick County, Maryland origin; circa 1880.
Classic example of a Tree of Life Quilt. Ink signature in lower right corner is a little bit blurry but seems to say Clinton Tobias. One cannot be certain whether Clinton was the proud maker or owner of the quilt. Measures 82" x 84"; excellent condition.
Variable Stars quilt done on a double pink ground. The stars are done with a nice selection of printed fabrics and a pleasing scale. Each block is 4 1/2" in diameter. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. Backing is plain muslin. Quilted with chevrons in the border and intersecting diagonal lines in the body of the quilt. Measurements are 66" x 84". Walkersville, Maryland origin (Frederick County); Circa 1890
This geometric quilt is closest to the obscure pattern known as Spring Beauty. At first glance it appears to be a pattern one would have seen but in actuality, I have not been able to find it duplicated elsewhere. The appliqued border, without doubt, is most unusual. Very finely quilted; professionally laundered. Excellent condition. Measures 68" x 76".
Colorful Bow Tie Quilt incorporating many fabrics from the last quarter of the 19th century. Lights and darks are well balanced with a punchy red border making a nice frame. Quilted with chevrons in the border and diamonds throughout the quilt. The backing is plain muslin. Measurements are 70" x 76". Walkersville, Maryland origin (Frederick County); circa 1890. Pristine, unwashed condition.
Postage Stamp quilt with a wide variety of late 19th century fabrics. The two borders most likely date to the late 1880's or 90's. Alternating the printed blocks with white ones gives the overall pattern a nice twinkle. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. The borders are quilted in a chevron pattern and the body of the quilt with diamonds. The back is plain muslin. Measurements are 70" x 79". Walkersville, Maryland (Frederick County) origin.
This Streak of Lightning Crib Quilt is unusual in that it is highlighted with One Patches of solid solid orange and the same brick colored calico used throughout the quilt. It is well quilted with undulating feather patterns following the zig zags. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. The sawtooth border makes a nice frame for the quilt. Measurements are 31" x 44. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's