Dramatic, unique Center Medallion Quilt done mostly in velvet with a smattering of wool and silk. Not finely quilted but the use of tan thread against the dark fabrics adds additional texture to the quilt. Backing is cotton. Nice combination of both regular and irregular blocks. Measures 74" x 80". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
Chimney Sweep Quilt that is much more dramatic than this pattern usually is due to the small scale of the blocks and the deep, inky blue fabric. Unwashed, excellent condition. Nicely quilted. Measures 78" square; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Center Medallion Hexagon quilt made by the same hand as the Hexagon Charm Quilt Item # 986844. The two quilts are very similar but unlike the Charm Quilt, this does have repeated fabrics. They are beautifully blended and coordinated. Clearly, this was a favored pattern of the maker. Unwashed condition. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880. Measures 78" x 80".
Light and airy Baskets quilt framed by a graceful floral vine border. Well quilted; blue pencil marks used to mark the quilting patterns remain. Professionally laundered; pristine condition. New York State origin; circa 1870. Measures 76" x 87".
Elegant version of the popular Tumbling Blocks quilt pattern. Done in silks with a velvet border. Each half cube around the border is embellished with a different embroidery color and pattern. Excellent condition; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1880; measures 66" x 76".
Wool Touching Stars quilt embellished with embroidery. Nice alternation of reds and yellows to the embroidery. Has a backing of cottons from the late 19th century but no batting. Excellent condition. Measures 62" x 76". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1910.
Two unique, handmade pillows
Black face on left - made of cotton sateen with wool embroidery. Wonderful plaited hairstyle. Three dimensional lips; oilcloth eyes are cut out to enhance her coy smile. Measures 12" in diameter; circa 1920.
Circle pillow with appliqued date 1893 and initials SM. Hearts appliqued on both sides. Made of wool suiting with some old, very well done repairs. Measures 13" in diameter.
What might otherwise have been a somber Thousand Pyramids quilt is enlivened by the printed paisley triangles within each block. Made of lightweight wools that are in excellent condition. Some nicks in the binding but the body of the quilt has none. Measures 70" x 82". Quilting in the off blocks repeats the paisley triangles. Pennsylvania Mennonite; circa 1880.
Pristine condition Star of Bethlehem quilt on an unusual indigo calico ground. Nicely planned with the central star repeating the fabrics of the corner stars. Unwashed condition. Border fabric may "read" as pink but is actually a tiny red and white stripe. Measures 76" x 78: Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1880.