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.
This silver brooch by Matl (Matilde Poulat) incorporating amethyst, turqoise and coral is one of her classic designs. It measures 2 1/2" long and 1 3/4" wide. It was made circa 1950's; excellent condition.
This Rose Wreath pattern is exquisitely quilted. The applique wreaths are repeated between the blocks in quilting stitches and a graceful quilted swag echoes the appliqued border. For the outstanding needlework, this quilt won First Premium at the Adams County Fair (year unknown). The prize and name of the maker, Ellen E. Kelly, accompany the quilt. While the primary pattern is traditional, the maker took liberty with the border. She used straight lines for the bottom of the swag and a curve alo ...click for details
This unusual quilt combines half Crazy blocks with the other half a variety of patterns making it a Sampler Quilt. Made mostly of velvets with some satins. Both the colors and fabrics combine to give rich, jewel tones. Embroidered with a variety of colors and stitching patterns. Made circa 1890, the time in which Crazy Quilts were the height of fashion. The only condition flaw is one of the small blue squares in the lower left block. It shows in next to last thumbnail photo. Measures 66" sq ...click for details
Vibrant Schoolhouse Quilt done in a combination of solid and calico fabrics. Both the scale and colors combine to make this a real eye popper. Front is in excellent condition. Some staining on the back does not show on the front. Sussex County, Delaware origin. Family name available to purchaser. Measures 77" x 76"> Circa 1890.
Lovely Princess Feather Quilt in which the tips and centers are whimsical takeoffs from the traditional pattern. Beautifully quilted. Crisp, unwashed condition. Has a faint area of light discoloration visible only in certain lights. Measures 86" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's. The teal blue is a little more gay than shows on my monitor.
It is not often that one finds a pair of Amish quilts. They were likely made for two siblings to take to their married homes rather than the twin beds for which we would use them. The Windmill Blades Log Cabins (aka Pineapple Log Cabin) are made of wool on front and back. In addition to being slightly different colors, they are different condition. The tobacco brown quilt on the right is in excellent condition. The left quilt shows somewear, mostly on the back. Both are wonderfully graphic with ...click for details
Elegant Variable Stars Quilt that reverses to a Whole Cloth Glazed Chintz. Stunning selection of early 19th century fabrics. What may appear to be oxidation in the yellow is actually an integral part of the print. Excellent condition. Measures 98" x 101". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1830's.