This awesome combination of patterns is one I've never seen before. The Six Point Stars are filled with Log Cabin blocks that have a different appearance when each is seen as one of the points of the stars. The purple ground blocks form hexagons around the stars or, when looked at vertically, they form a zigzag. The multiple patterns just don't quit in this amazing quilt. It is made of fine wools with well placed diamonds of black velvet. It is machine quilted in a contrasting color thre ...click for details
This Cotton Crazy Quilt is truly a collage of fabrics. The center has the structure of a Nine Patch within a Diamond in a Square. This unusual touch pulls in your eye before wandering around the composition of irregularly shaped pieces. It is made of a wonderful variety of late 19th century fabrics and is in mint condition. The red and white polka dot fabric is a bold and effective frame for this unusual quilt. Measurements are 86" x 92"; Pennsylvania origin.
Beautifully quilted version of a Caesar's Crown quilt. The diamond shapes of the border are repeated in each crown block, making for a nice interplay between the two. It is also interesting to note that the white off blocks create a secondary pattern of a four leaf clover.
Professionally laundered and in excellent condition. Measures 86" x 90": Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.
This imaginatively conceived quilt is illustrated in Safford and Bishop's "America's Quilts and Coverlets" where it is described as "One of the most unusual applique and trapunto quilts to be preserved. The design is completely original, finely drawn and expertly worked". Stuffed work wreaths are between both of the appliqued circles as well as trapunto in the corners.
Condition is excellent; measurements are 87" square.
Elegant center medallion chintz applique quilt in rich tones of reds and blues. It is very finely stipple quilted. The body of the quilt is in excellent condition. There is some weakness to the fabric on the outermost edge. Dates to no later than 1830. Measurements are 100" square.
This is a classic Log Cabin Barnraising quilt in traditionally Pennsylvania colors. The particular use of lights and darks gives tremendous depth to the pattern. A note attached to the back reads "C Enoch Snyder receiving this quilt when 8 years old from his mother 1909 Lead a (sic) honest and holy life".
Enoch must have treasured this gift for it is in pristine, un-used condition. Measurements are 91" square. The backing is an especially rich paisley print to which the quilt can ...click for details
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.