Antique Quilts: From Stella Rubin Antiques, Quilt expert and author
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1357512
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$735
This geometric quilt looks as though it would be a known pattern but I have been unable to locate another. I have given it a descriptive name but one would more accurately have to call it a Three and a Half Patch pattern. Setting it in strips with good use of lights and darks gives it lots of movement. Regardless of what one calls it, it is an interesting pattern made with beautiful fabrics that date from the 1850's to 1870's...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1357106
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$1,085
This unusual quilt pattern goes by both the name Rainbow and Flo's Fan. It is made with a wonderful grouping of solid color pastels. Arranging them in diagonal rows makes this rare pattern even more striking. It is nicely quilted with multiple rows forming a concentric X in each off block. The binding is attached by machine. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 68" x 74". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920's...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1356265
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$725
This charming crib quilt is made with Nine Patch blocks that abut one another creating a Bars pattern. Between the rows of Nine Patches are four rows of fabric; three of which are different aspects of the same print. The quilt is in very good condition. The fabrics are all strong and intact. There is some very slight discoloration on the pink calico border. Measurements are 40" x 45 1/2". Oley, Pennsylvania (Berks County) origin; circa 1880.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1355785
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$1,875
This well designed, bold Laurel Leaf quilt is a traditional pattern done in an unusual way. The same block is repeated throughout but the placement of color and the double sawtooth frames makes it appear as though more is going on. It gives it a contemporary feel even though it was made in the 1860's.The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 72" x 73".
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1355675
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$2,250
This beautiful applique quilt appears to be an original pattern alternating with traditional oakleaves. The red fabric is as unusual as the pattern. It is very well quilted with wreaths between the applique. The centers have different designs including hearts; stars; apples; flowers and a pear. The quilt is in excellent unwashed condition. There is slight unevenness to the background that could be remedied with a wash but I don't feel it is necessary. Measurements are 86" x 88"...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1355570
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
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This interesting quilt depicts streamlined versions of the American Great Seal Eagle. In one talon are arrows indicating that the United States will defend itself if threatened. The other talon depicts what are meant to be olive branches, the symbol of peace. One would have to be familiar with these to recognize them on the quilt as it is rather stylized. The graceful wreath in the center of the quilt contrasts with the strength of the image of the eagle...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1837 VR item #1355332
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$4,950
This stunning Lone Star (aka Star of Bethlehem) has all of the features one would wish for in a quilt of this type. It is finely quilted with floral patterns; crosshatch and quadruple diagonal lines. It has a thin batting that makes it a little difficult to see the quilting well in the photos. The central star is framed with borders of diamonds; Lemoyne Stars and Tree Everlasting. The outer chintz border has cherubs throughout...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1355044
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$695
This quilt most closely known as Shoo Fly (aka Alamanizer) is an unusual combination of elegant and country. The basic quilting; medium thick batting and plaid ground give it a very country feel. At the same time, there is a blue glazed cotton used throughout that is most often seen in far "dressier" pieces. The maker evidently had an eye for detail as in the lower right block, she pieced the same blue striped fabric in four different designs. The quilt measures 82" x 88"...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1354793
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$725
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul is the perfect name for this positive/negative quilt pattern. It is made of fine cotton sateen in a beautiful shade of blue. The rounded cable patterning of the quilting in the border echoes the circles of the main pattern. It is from Pennsylvania; circa 1920. The front of the quilt is in excellent condition. There is some darkening on the back where it has been folded for many years but it does not show through to the front. Measurements are 74" x 76".
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1920 item #1354746
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Embroidered pillow of a happy, smiling cat. Just the bare outline of the cat is shown but it very successfully depicts the animal. The pillow combines a homemade, basic quality of the wool embroidery with a satin ground and a satin braided piping. Measurements are 14" x 20". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1353866 (stock #735)
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$735.00
This is a particularly well made version of a traditional Garden Maze Quilt. The center of each maze is quilted with a LeMoyne Star pattern. Corner blocks are created by extending the mazes. The scalloped edge is a nice counterpoint to the hard edges of the Maze pattern. Cable quilting in the border gracefully follows the scallops.The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. Measurements are 80" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920's.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1353861
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$2,985
This exuberant Pots of Flowers Quilt is finely quilted and appliqued. It is dated 1876 in quilting with initials EG. Abutting hearts in the center are a lovely design but the star they form makes it even more special. The center design is surrounded by a quilted wreath. Partial wreaths are throughout the body of the quilt. Flower buds in the pots are repeated in the border to make it all a perfectly unified design. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in mint condition...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1837 VR item #1353853
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This chintz quilt with exquisite fabrics has several unusual features. It appears that it was meant to go horizontally as one edge does not have a border so that was probably meant to indicate it was for the top of the bed. All of the fabrics appear to be from the 1830's with the exception of two corner blocks with 1870's fabrics.They have been finely sewn on top of the quilt.There is a wonderful variety of indigo chintz fabrics, several of which have cherubs...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1353145
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$2,400
This Princess Feather quilt is striking because of both the pattern and the colors. Solid red is appliqued on deep forest green. The feathers are finely appliqued and continued throughout the border. Corner blocks of a similar design beautifully complete the pattern. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The calico fabric used for the backing dates to the 1880's. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Mennonite origin. Measurements are 74" x 76". Quilted throughout with diagonal lines.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1351068
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$1,095
This Postage Stamp quilt forms a wonderful overall pattern by the use of light and dark fabrics. Both prints and solids are incorporated in this dramatic design. The red and white polka dot material of the border is continued within the quilt to create the triangles on each side.The backing is an ivory tone cotton sateen. The quilt is in excellent condition. It is from Pennsylvania; last quarter of the 19th century. Measurements are 74" x 76".
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1350558
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$1,095
This appliqued; pieced and embroidered doll quilt is an unusual combination of pattern and technique. It is divided into an overall windowpane design within which are a combination of flowers and strips much like a log cabin. The entire composition is thoughtfully and imaginatively laid out. The quilt is professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 20" x 20 1/2". Excellent condition; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1350203
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$725
This Nine Patch quilt was made with an artists's eye. It is a country calico quilt with color arrangement that elevates it to a more sophisticated level. The blue and yellow Nine Patches predominate each Twentyfive Patch block. Repeating the Nine Patch in each corner is a thoughtful touch. The Streak of Lightning border creates a bold frame. The border is quilted with an unusual pattern of pinwheels within circles while the body is quilted with a pattern of squares on point that repeat the piece...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1910 item #1349718
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$2,900
Feeling patriotic, anyone? This unusual Shields quilt is combined with diamonds in squares to create an original, all-American design. Half diamonds frame the pattern well. The quilting is not elaborate. It is done in straight lines in the body of the quilt and diamonds in the border. The concentric diamonds are machine appliqued. The quilt is in excellent condition. There is one light smudge that can likely be removed with a wash but I have done nothing to it as I do not find it bothersome...