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One Patch Quilt with ZigZag Border; Ca. 1860; Pa.

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1272951

One Patch Quilt with ZigZag Border; Ca. 1860; Pa.
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$1450. 

Several features elevate this One Patch Quilt pattern far beyond the basic pattern that it is. Subtle variation in the use of printed red fabrics add an effective shading. Abutting the blocks gives a nice positive/negative effect and finally, the strong zig zag border frames it all beautifully. The quilt is in excellent condition and nicely quilted. The white blocks alternate two different leaf patterns. Measurements are 68" x 72"; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860. ...click for details


Lone Star Quilkt with Applique: Ca. 1880; Pa.

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1272498

Lone Star Quilkt with Applique: Ca. 1880; Pa.
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$2200. 

This Lone Star quilt (aka Star of Bethlehem or Texas Star) virtually screams of its Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin. The "double blue" print background is most often seen in quilts from Lancaster as is the pieced Bars pattern for the backing. The addition of the bold red appliques is also often a Lancaster feature. The quilt is in mint, un-used condition. Made in the 1880s.


Tumbling Blocks in Bars Quilt: Ca. 1890; Pa.

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1272497

Tumbling Blocks in Bars Quilt: Ca. 1890; Pa.
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$1675. 

To the best of my knowledge, this quilt in which the Tumbling Blocks pattern is set in Bars, is a unique pattern. The maker of this quilt certainly had a distinctive eye in that her choice of fabrics is also out of the ordinary.The Tumbling Blocks effect works equally well when the quilt is viewed both vertically and horizontally. It is in excellent condition and truly one of a kind. Measurements are 77" x 84". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.


Concentric Frames Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1272490

Concentric Frames Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$1775. 

This concentric frames quilt is made entirely with 2 1/2" squares set end to end to create bands of color. Only the center uses alternating colors to create a nine patch block. The colors are very rich with just the right amount of punch from the orange band. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 80" x 83". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.


Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1272467

Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$1485. 

This Birds in the Air Quilt is done with a lush combination of saturated colors. The red printed ground combined with the purple printed border are fabrics not often seen. They combine beautifully and work well with the prints of the small triangles. The maker included just enough pink to give a flutter to the flying birds. The scale of the quilt with just nine blocks filled with small triangles is unusual and very effective. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 83" ...click for details


Light and Dark Diamonds Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pa.

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1272466

Light and Dark Diamonds Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pa.
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$1650. 

Printed fabrics are beautifully combined to create this wonderful Light and Dark Diamonds quilt. There is a wonderful interplay of lights and darks that gives an alternating appearance to which recede and which come forward. The quilt is in immaculate, unwashed condition. Measurements are 82" x 85". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.


Printed Patchwork Four Patch Quilt: Ca. 1850; Pa.

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1272367

Printed Patchwork Four Patch Quilt: Ca. 1850; Pa.
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$2750.00 

This Printed Patchwork (aka cheater's cloth) quilt can easily fool the eye to look as though it was made by piecing. It is in excellent, unwashed condition and maintains its original glaze. The reverse is beautiful blue/green print banded with a brown and rose chintz on two sides. It can just as easily be used on the reverse as on the printed patchwork side. Measurements are 82" square; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1850.


Irish Chain Quilt with Chintz Border:Ca. 1830

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1269557

Irish Chain Quilt with Chintz Border:Ca. 1830
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$2600. 

The chintz border makes this Irish Chain quilt more elegant than most. In addition, the fine quilting depicts different floral patterns in the white blocks. Measurements are 102" x 104"; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1830. The sole condition flaw is a stain primarily on the back of one corner. Only with close examination does it show on the front as the brown blends in with the colors of the printed chintz.


Floral Album Quilt with Swag Border: Ca. 1860

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1269505

Floral Album Quilt with Swag Border: Ca. 1860
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$5400. 

This Floral Album quilt was probably made by one person as the fabrics and blocks are very consistent throughout. The maker created a combination of literal and imaginative leaves and flowers many of which are done with reverse applique. She included several examples of the much discussed Apple Pie Ridge blocks as well as other scherenschnitte type appliques. It is very well quilted and framed with an especially graceful swag and tassel border. There is some light staining that can easily be rem ...click for details


Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Ca. 1830; Pennsylvania

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1266892

Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Ca. 1830; Pennsylvania
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$2950. 

This Thousand Pyramids quilt is made of a wonderful grouping of early 19th century fabrics. It is quilted with double clamshell quilting in the body and an unusual design of concentric arcs in the wide glazed chintz border. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. Some might want it laundered to even out the white background. This can be done but since others would prefer the unwashed feel, I have decided to leave it to the purchaser. A note is sewn to a corner that reads "Barbara Krair' ...click for details

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