This wonderfully three dimensional Tumbling Blocks Hooked Rug has appeal on several counts. It is very much like the Tumbling Blocks Quilt pattern. At the same time, it has the effect of 20th century Cubist design. It has impact as a wall piece but is also strong enough to be taken off the stretcher and used on the floor as was originally intended. Made of wools; circa 1920. Pennsylvania origin. Stretcher measures 27 1/2" x 53".
This striking Crazy Quilt looks like an aerial landscape. The hot pink inner border is surprisingly contemporary looking (although completely original) for a 19th century quilt.It is in pristine condition and would work well in either a traditional or contemporary setting. Measures 72" x 74". Made of cotton sateen, silk and satin.
This traditional Irish Chain quilt is more "dressy" than one often sees because of the elegant glazed chintz border. It measures a generous 82" x 96" as one would typically find in the mid 19th century when this was made. It is in unwashed condition. There is some light discoloration that would most likely be removed with a wash. The entire back is a glorious fabric shown in the last thumbnail. It would make an equally beautiful whole cloth quilt when used on the reverse.
Lovely country quilt of Swallow in the Window in excellent condition. The striped fabric (which is more denimy blue than the gray it appears on my monitor) nicely continues the solid red used throughout the quilt. Measures 70" x 78": circa 1890.
This Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt has lots of swirling movement as the name implies. The dark centers are made of a combination of blue and brown fabrics giving added richness to this vibrant pattern. The front is almost all wool with velvet centers to each block. The yellow fabric and backing are cotton. Excellent condition; circa 1890. Measures 72" x 86".
This unusual quilt is intended to be completely reversible. One side is a One Patch and the reverse is Wild Geese(aka Birds in the Air). While the quilt was made in the late 19th century, the Wild Geese incorporates some fabrics from the mid century. It is especially interesting to find elegant glazed chintz in three of the blocks of this otherwise country quilt. Both sides are in excellent condition; there is a small amount of color bleed on one of the glazed chintz blocks (visible in thumbnail ...click for details
There does not seem to be an established name for this takeoff of a Four Point Star quilt pattern. It is much more complex than one usually sees. The way the blocks are positioned creates an octagon around each star giving the entire piece a wonderful swirling effect. Beautiful combination of 1870's fabrics. Excellent condition; measures 75" x 90"; circa 1870.
Classic Evening Stars quilt done in solid red and white with tiny black print. Nice cable pattern quilting in the red grid; geometric pattern in the stars. Excellent condition. Measures 71" x 81"; circa 1890. The red is a beautiful mellow color. It is not toward orange as appears on my monitor.
Variable Stars Quilt made with a lovely selection of compatible red and brown printed fabrics. Red triangle border continues one of the fabrics in the quilt and frames the stars and diagonal grid very effectively.
Crisp, unwashed condition; there is a light water mark along one edge visible in thumbnail photos. It would most probably be removed with a wash but I leave that choice to the purchaser. Measures 80" x 96". New York State origin; circa 1880.