Finely crafted version of a classic Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt. Printed wool challis fabrics are beautifully combined to make the concentric diamonds pattern. Solid wools are used for the two borders that are quilted with cable patterns. They beautifully frame the central pattern. Measurements are 82" square. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
This patchwork quilt consisting of squares on point made of 49 blocks is done with the utmost precision. Meticulous care was used in making the corners with the same yellow and indigo fabrics highlighting the intersections of the blocks. Red and green were used in the centers of each block although with a variety of fabrics. Similarly, a variety of red, brown and pink fabrics were consistently placed. The deep indigo is the only solid color; all others are prints including the background. The qu ...click for details
The colors and fabrics give this One Patch quilt a most sophisticated look.I consider it a poor man's Paul Klee painting. It is made almost entirely of satins with a cotton sateen back and is in pristine condition. It is quilted in diagonal patterns in red thread both of which add to the texture of the quilt. Measurements are 62" x 78". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
Bold String Stars (aka Spider Stars) quilt done in the fabrics typical of southeastern Pennsylvania in the late 19th century. The blue calico ground and double pink sashing and border scream Lancaster County. Solid colors used in the center of the stars highlight their octagonal shape. The dark solid colors are indigo, not black as they may appear. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. In the upper right corner is the name Bertha done in paint. Measurements are 77" x 80".
This Lone Star quilt is perfectly done in every way. It is well quilted including an unusual pattern of overlapping circles throughout the border. The piecing is well done with the ideal choice of the red color for the center. The corner suns are most unusual and the zig zag border is the ideal frame for the entire composition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1900. Measures 71" x 72".
This extraordinary Victorian Crazy Quilt has the most elaborate embroidery I have seen. The center is a Japanese fan with the figure of a geisha within it.
Additional images include: other people; birds, flowers,moon and stars all done with the utmost detail. It is actually what is referred to as a contained crazy as the images are divided into squares set on point. The quilt is made primarily of velvets with some satins. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.
Outstanding Baltimore Album quilt that combines both traditional and whimsical, original blocks. The eagle draws the eye to the center and then allows it to meander through the variety of finely detailed blocks. Signatures indicate the quilt was related to the North and Horner families of mid 19th century Baltimore. More complete information is available to purchaser.
Richly colored Wild Goose Chase quilt (aka Geese in Flight) from the early 19th century. Abutting the triangles gives a terrific up and down movement to the "geese". Streak of Lightning border was meant to indicate the end for the head. Clamshell quilting in outer border; diagonal lines and stylized flowers in the triangles. Excellent condition; probably New England origin. Measures 100" x 104"; cotton front with probably homespun linen back. For unknown reasons, an old butto ...click for details
It is safe to say that this amazing quilt filled with animals is a one of a kind. It is a glorious combination of barnyard animals as well as whales; giraffes and fish. In addition, it has a variety of fruits and vegetables. It is a summer spread professionally mounted on a stretcher that is hinged for easier transport. Measurements are 80" square. Connecticut origin with family history available to purchaser.
Wonderfully graphic Light and Dark Diamonds hooked rug that makes a variety of patterns with lots of movement. Purple centers outlined in blue add warmth to the color palette. Excellent condition and strong enough to be used on a floor. Measures 31" x 69 1/2". Maine origin; circa 1920.