Wonderfully graphic Light and Dark Diamonds hooked rug that makes a variety of patterns with lots of movement. Purple centers outlined in blue add warmth to the color palette. Excellent condition and strong enough to be used on a floor. Measures 31" x 69 1/2". Maine origin; circa 1920.
Light and airy quilt with sprigs of flowers and a central bouquet. The center applique is framed by a quilted scalloped oval. Quilting throughout the rest is a nicely done waffle pattern. The chain of flowers is a very unusual and effective border. Made circa 1880; measures 68" x 84". What may appear to be dirt on the upper right corner is actually an inked but illegible signature.
This is a particularly fine version of a traditional Nine Patch Quilt. It is made of a lovely combination of unusual late 19th century fabrics. The block closest to the center has the quirky feature of piecing within the blocks. It is in pristine, unwashed condition; Berks County, Pennsylvania origin. Measurements are 78" x 94", large for the 1870's when it was made.
Very handsome Feathered Stars quilt on an unusual rich green ground. The use of the melon colored triangles beautifully offsets the deeper green and rust colored fabrics. Very well pieced. Quilted with a circle in the center of each star. Excellent condition. Measures 78" x 81" Berks County, Pennsylvania origin.
Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt done in fine wool challis. The blue centers belie the folk myth that log cabin quilts always have red centers to represent the fire in the hearth. This example is done with a "cooler" palette than one usually sees. The piano key border makes a terrific frame for the diagonal pattern. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870. Measures 82" x 84".
The Diamond in a Square is the most iconic of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Amish quilt patterns. This example has the rich, jewel colors that are most prized. The center is quilted with concentric stars; flowers are in the gray triangles and a cable pattern in the outer border. It is made of the very fine wools used by the Lancaster Amish. There are several small moth holes in the outer border that are unobtrusive. Measurements are 76" square. It is actually made of four colors as the blu ...click for details
Wonderfully scaled miniature Nine Patch doll quilt. Made circa 1920; Amish origin, probably from Ohio.
Measures 14" x 17"; excellent condition. Professionally mounted and wired to be hung either vertically or horizontally.
This large size Puss in the Corner quilt (aka Improved Nine Patch) has a stunning array of fabrics from the second quarter of the nineteenth century. They are beautifully and cleverly assembled to create a diamond pattern with just the use of eight blocks strategically placed. Measurements are 102" x 104", ample for a king size bed. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1850.
Starbursts are just the beginning of patterning of this exciting quilt. Diamonds are filled with Robbing Peter to Pay Paul type circles that look quite different when used in half around the border. Red centers are strategically placed within the stars. The blue and ivory border chintz beautifully complements the printed fabrics of the interior. Tremendous care and planning to maske this a superb quilt. Measurements are 80@ x 88@. Pennsylvania origin> circa 1850.