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Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 309020

Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$1985. 

Beautifully pieced Feathered Stars Quilt done in pink and green calico, prototypical colors of southeastern Pennsylvania. Unwashed condition; has one very light spot on one of the pink calico areas that only can be seen in certain lights. Extremely dramatic. Measures 78" x 98"; Berks County, Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1870.


Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Ca.1870; Pa.

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 307605

Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Ca.1870; Pa.
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$1275. 

Dramatic version of a Log Cabin Straight Furrows pattern done primarily in wool challis with a few logs in silk. Beautiful fabrics on the front as well as the back which is also pieced. Excellent condition. Circa 1870; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 80" x 90".


X Pattern Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 299664

X Pattern Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$2400. 

It seems as though this quilt pattern would have a romantic or imaginative name other than the obvious X but I have been unable to locate one. In any case, it is remarkable how such a simple pattern can form several combinations and with the appearance of so much depth. Rich colored calico prints are terrifically offset by the solid white. Pristine, professionally laundered condition. Circa 1870; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 78" x 88".


Twentyfive Patch/Chain Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 291864

Twentyfive Patch/Chain Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$2450. 

This early Twentyfive Patch pattern is done with a masterful use of fabrics and color. The dark brown corners of each meet to form an additional Four Patch, all done with some of the most lush, unusual fabrics that I have seen. Very good quilting. Has been professionally laundered with several tiny spots remaining. Measures 75" x 78". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1850.


Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Maryland

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1920   item# 286246

Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Maryland
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$695. 

Many features make this a very well executed version of a Double Nine Patch pattern. The blocks are postage stamp size. Each piece of the Nine Patch measures barely one inch. It is very nicely quilted with a variety of patterns. The colors are well placed with reds consistently making up the center. In addition to the Double Nine Patch pattern, it is laid out so that one gets a diagonal chain effect as well. Has been professionally washed. Measures 78" x 92"; Maryland origin; $695.


Bear's Paw Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 286243

Bear's Paw Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$1650. 

This Bear's Paw has the quilting and border treatments typical of many of Maryland's finest nineteenth century quilts. The double sawtooth border encases lovely vine quilting. A wreath within a wreath is quilted in each of the white blocks. Measures 94" x 96". Has been professionally laundered. Maryland origin; Circa 1870; $1650.


Garden Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 283952

Garden Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$1600. 

What first appears to be a simple Baskets quilt is actually quite a complex pattern. Multiple designs are created by tilting and turning the direction of the Baskets. Most striking is the Hole in the Barn Door pattern created by the convergence of the four basket bases. Illustrated in Quilts 2004, a copy of which is included with purchase. Circa 1880; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 76" x 62"; $1600.


Irish Chain Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 281557

Irish Chain Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$795. 

Very well done version of the Irish Chain, one of the earliest patterns. This example was made circa 1890; finely waffle quilted. Has two different red printed fabrics against a solid white ground. Nicely framed by a wide outer border and two narrow inner borders. Measures 70" x 82"; Bally, Pennsylvania origin. $795.


Cheater's Cloth Straight Furrows Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pa.

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 280491

Cheater's Cloth Straight Furrows Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pa.
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$450. 

This is a most unusual Cheater's Cloth fabric done with whimsical detail of the printed embroidery. Three panels are set side by side to effectively create a Straight Furrows arrangement. Unwashed condition. Pennsylvania origin: circa 1880. Measures 79" x 88"; $450.


Centennial Bandanna Quilt with Log Cabin Pattern

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 278178

Centennial Bandanna Quilt with Log Cabin Pattern
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$1950. 

The Centennial bandanna forms a central medallion for this Log Cabin quilt done in the 1870's. It's always useful to have a date such as on the bandanna in order to verify the age of the fabrics forming the Log Cabin. Slight fraying on the binding and one split in the interior seen on a close-up. Measures 80" x 91"; Pennsylvania origin.

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