Charming Baskets crib quilt that combines a traditional pattern with an abstract twist. The handles of the baskets are cleverly used to create an inner frame. Measures 38" wide x 37" tall; excellent condition. Connecticut origin; circa 1880.
Classic Tumbling Blocks Quilt that is as crisp as the day it was made some 125 years ago. A large variety of late 19th century fabrics are combined to very effectively create three dimensional blocks. Measurements are 72" x 74"; cable quilting in the border and concentric diamonds that follow each of the blocks within the quilt. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.
Six Point Stars quilt done with a very nice variety of late 19th century fabrics. Pink and indigo, not seen in the rest of the quilt, are used to draw the eye to the center. Excellent condition; circa 1880. Pennsylvania origin; measures 69" x 78".
Unusual hooked rug of hexagons filled in with a variety of patterns. It is made of wools; circa 1920. Mounted on a stretcher and ready to be hung either horizontally or vertically. The stretcher is 36" x 73. The rug is in excellent condition. There is a puncture on the foamcore backing that does not go through to the rug.
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