This Lone Star quilt is perfectly done in every way. It is well quilted including an unusual pattern of overlapping circles throughout the border. The piecing is well done with the ideal choice of the red color for the center. The corner suns are most unusual and the zig zag border is the ideal frame for the entire composition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1900. Measures 71" x 72".
Rarely does one see a crib quilt made of silk since it is clearly too fragile for a child to use. This Log Cabin may have been made as a presentation piece or perhaps a table cover. It would certainly be elegant hung on a wall. The lights and darks very effectively create the diagonal lines of the Straight Furrows Log Cabin variation. Three sides of the border are diagonal stripes with the top a solid band. The back is wool challis. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870; excellent condition. Measureme ...click for details
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.
Unusual pattern Starburst doll quilt from Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; circa 1880. It has a wonderful use of fabrics, particularly the brown partial circles that are printed on the red border. Measurements are 16 1/2" x 17 1/2"; excellent condition.