Miniature Fans are well scaled to this small size quilt ( 47" x 62"). Ruffled border is the quintessential Victorian touch. Outlines nicely embroidered. Very slight damage to one block, visible only with close examination; slight color loss in another but overall, in better than very good condition. Circa 1890; Pennsylvania origin.
Mariner's Compass quilt done in the most typical of eastern Pennsylvania ( Lancaster County, in this case) calico fabrics. Interesting use of the diamond inner border usually seen in Lancaster County Amish quilts. Fabrics are all strong and intact; several very light stains are not obtrusive. Measures 87" square; circa 1880. A well made example of a pattern that is very difficult to execute.
Bold Carpenter's Square pattern quilt that is rather amazingly contemporary looking for it's 100 plus years of age. Excellent condition with one small spot on the red that is in a corner (about the size of a quarter. I've not tried to remove it at it is rather inconspicuous). Solid red fabric on a ground of tiny black dots. Measures 80" square; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1890.
Pristine, unwashed Four Patch Crib quilt or Cradle Quilt. Interesting in that the indigo is the only fabric repeated in the four Four Patch blocks. Wonderful scale and colors. Measures 22 1/4" x 23"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1880.
Probably a unique Starflower quilt pattern. On first glance, it looks like a Carolina Lily but in reality, it is much more unusual. Solid colors set on double blue calico seen most often in southeastern Pennsylvania. Binding repeats the red of the stars and creates a wonderful narrow frame. Unwashed condition; circa 1880. Measures 85" square.
Pristine and unwashed version of a Fans pattern quilt done in a combination of late 19th century printed fabrics against solid red. Terrific use of color gives this unusual variation the simultaneous appearance of several patterns. Measures 72" square; circa 1890. Pennsylvania origin.
Subtle and sophisticated One Patch pattern quilt filling a Diamond in the Square. Pristine, unwashed condition. Superb selection and placement of shirting fabrics. Excellent craftsmanship. Central medallion in quilting surrounded by hearts. Difficult to imagine a better example of this type of quilt. Measures 75" square; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1920.
Exquisitely quilted variation of Caesar's Crown pattern in which the negative space, forming a cloverleaf pattern, is as prominent as the primary block. Several different quilting patterns used, all very well done. Unusual border of half stars. Excellent condition; one very small dark brown area is very inconspicuous. Fabrics are all strong and intact. Measures 83" square; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1840.
Crisp and unwashed late 19th century LeMoyne Stars quilt with a lovely variety of period fabrics. Each star is 6" in diameter. Black polka dots on red make for an unusual and wonderfully rich background. Measures 78" x 79"; circa 1880. Pennsylvania rigin.