This modified Nine Patch Quilt, known as Puss in the Corner, is made of a glorious selection of mid 19th century fabrics. The printed fabric used in the off blocks blends perfectly with the pieced Nine Patch design.
Condition is excellent. The quilt is from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and measures 76 " x 87".
This Evening Stars Quilt is a lovely variation of a traditional pattern. Placing one star within another and placing the red stars abutting one another creates a variety of optical illusions and additional patterns. The quilt is from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; circa 1880.
It is finely quilted with several different floral patterns in the white blocks, a nice counterpoint to the geometric stars. It has been professionally laundered. There is very slight fading along part of one green edge but oth ...click for details
This basic Sixteen Patch quilt has an unusual vibrancy because of the flame red used next to a variety of brown and black fabrics. The red binding frames it well. All of the materials are fairly heavy wool. There are a few area of slight discoloration to the browns but they are dark marks on dark fabric so they are barely visible. Measurements are 61" x 65". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.
Garden Maze is a wonderfully architectural pattern. This example has the added feature of setting the white on an unusual red ground. Both fabrics are prints from the late 19th century. The quilt makes a strong graphic statement. Measurements are 72" x 80". Lancaster County, Pa. origin.
This exuberant applique Floral Wreaths quilt is as fine as it is bold. The quilting is excellent with the date 1862 and a name quilted in the center. The first name seems to be Martha but I am not able to decipher the last. The undulating leaves and swag and tassel border make the whole especially graceful. The orange color is not as bright as appears on my monitor. Measurements are 76" x 78"; Ohio origin.
This is an early and unusual quilt combining LeMoyne Stars and Tulip patterns. It is made with a wonderful array of early 19th century fabrics. The tan sashing was the perfect color choice to blend with the blues; browns and pinks of the quilt. Written in one of the pink tulip blocks is the inked signature of C.E. Cronkite who may have been the maker.
Opposing top and bottom corners are variations of the primary stars.
Measurements are 75" x 88".
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This is a bold variation of a traditional Princess Feather Quilt. The center and ends of the feathers are especially unusual. It is well quilted with feather and cross hatch patterns. Measurements are 81" square. It is in excellent, unwashed condition.
This Log Cabin Crib Quilt is wonderfully graphic and unusual in the overall pattern. It is well quilted with a cable pattern in the triple border. Condition is excellent with the exception of two tiny darned spots in the brown border. Both are visible only with close examination. Measurements are 39" square; Pennsylvania origin. Made circa 1880.
This unique Sampler Quilt has both traditional and original blocks, many with hearts as an indication of the affection with which it was made. Written in ink it says "Presented by Lydia H Rounsavell April 5th, 1846". Several other blocks have inked signatures and the date 1845. Unfortunately, we do not know the occasion or for whom it was made. The good news is that it has been preserved with care and is in excellent condition with colors as vibrant as the day it was made.
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This nicely scaled Nine Patch Crib Quilt makes an additional chain pattern giving it lots of diagonal movement. It is quilted with diagonal lines that echo the chain pattern. It is mounted on a stretcher measuring 33" x 42 1/2" and can be hung equally well in either direction. Circa 1880.