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Pair of Streak of Lightning Pillow Cases: Ca. 1830; Pa.

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1278790

Pair of Streak of Lightning Pillow Cases: Ca. 1830; Pa.
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$935. 

This is one of the finest and earliest pairs of pillow cases I have had the pleasure to own. They Streak of Lightning is a pattern rarely seen in pillow cases. They are in excellent condition with beautiful fabrics and hand crocheted lace on the edges. Measurements are 17 1/2" x 31" including edging. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1830's.


Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt: Ca. 1920; Pa.

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1920   item# 1278715

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt: Ca. 1920; Pa.
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$775.00 

This Robbing Peter to Pay Paul quilt is done on an unusually large scale. Each block measures about 12 1/2" square. It is very well quilted with floral patterns in the center of each block and a particularly graceful feather in the border. Measurements are 76" x 90"; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.


Melon Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1278439

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


$1850. 

This finely made Melon Patch Quilt is done with an unusual fabric that is a wonderful teal blue/green tone. It is well quilted with stylized floral patterns throughout. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. Measurements are 88" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.


Delectable Mountains Quilt" Ca. 1880; Pennsylvania

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1277906

Delectable Mountains Quilt" Ca. 1880; Pennsylvania
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$2150. 

This Delectable Mountains pattern is exquisitely quilted. It is filled with several floral and feather patterns. The curved designs of the quilting patterns are a terrific counterpoint to the sharp edges of the quilt. That fact as well as the light blue color give this very geometric pattern a soft feel. It measures 74" x 76"; outstanding condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880


New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1860; Kentucky

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1277903

New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1860; Kentucky
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$1875. 

For unknown reasons, the New York Beauty quilt pattern was most often made in the South. This example is no exception as it was made in Kentucky. It is a difficult pattern to execute and this is especially well pieced and quilted. It has been professionally laundered and is in very good condition. It has been laundered throughout its lifetime so the colors are a bit softer than they originated but consistently so. An old stamp on the back has the name PS Walker. Measurements are 70" x 82&q ...click for details


Caesar's Crown Quilt with Mariner's Compass: Ca. 1850

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1277665

Caesar's Crown Quilt with Mariner's Compass: Ca. 1850
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$3875. 

The combination of Caesar's Crown with Mariner's Compass patterns and their placement are brilliant. The central and corner block compasses draw the eye throughout the piece. The floral chintz border and pink sashing soften the geometry of the pieced patterns. Professionally laundered and in excellent condition. There is very slight toning to the back that does not show on the front. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1850. Measurements are 96" square.


Straight Furrows Log Cabin Crib Quilt: Ca. 1880: Pa.

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1275472

Straight Furrows Log Cabin Crib Quilt: Ca. 1880: Pa.
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$925. 

Rarely does one see a crib quilt as a scaled down version of a Straight Furrows Log Cabin. This fine example is in pristine, un-used condition. The back is a Bars pattern often seen in the quilts of southeast Pennsylvania. Made circa 1880. Measurements are 40 1/2" x 47".


Lancaster Amish Nine Patch in Diamond Quilt: Ca. 1920

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1920   item# 1275466

Lancaster Amish Nine Patch in Diamond Quilt: Ca. 1920
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


SOLD 

This Lancaster County Amish Nine Patch Diamond in a Square quilt has it all. The four very dark green squares in the center diamond and the Nine Patches around them create an additional subtle diamond within the central one. Rarely, rarely does one see a Diamond variation surrounded by Nine Patches. The quilt is made of wool with stars quilted in the solid color blocks. The outer border has the classic Lancaster Amish feather pattern quilting. The photos do not do justice to the rich jewel tone ...click for details


Mennonite Hearts and Gizzards Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pa.

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1275465

Mennonite Hearts and Gizzards Quilt: Ca. 1880; Pa.
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$1875. 

This Mennonite Hearts and Gizzards quilt is made with a rich combination of colors. It is black with what can best be described as a rosy terra cotta. Embroidered stitching in white lightens the entire piece. The wide triangle border is a nice continuation of the geometric pieces between the hearts. The curved and geometric patterns of the quilt alternate as to which is primary. The maker took the time and care to make an additional twist to the corner blocks. In sum, it is a masterful version o ...click for details


Mariner's Compass Quilt: Ca. 1830; Pennsylvania

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1275464

Mariner's Compass Quilt: Ca. 1830; Pennsylvania
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


$5500. 

This stunning Mariner's Compass Quilt is enhanced by the Wild Goose Chase sashing and border. It is a difficult pattern to execute and this one is very finely done. The reds are a variety of closely related printed fabrics. It has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Made in Pennsylvania in the 1830's. Measurements are 82" x 87".

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