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 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.