Beautifully balanced, classic center medallion Tree of Life Broderie Perse quilt. An elaborate bird is perched on each arm of the central tree. Four "dog tooth" borders create wonderful frames. The same chintz fabric is used throughout but has a different appearance depending upon how it was cut out. Well quilted with feather patterns in the outer borders. A wash is optional; measures 94" x 100". Hand loomed, Trenton tape binding. Bennett family of Maryland origin; circa 1830 ...click for details
Nicely scaled variation of a Nine Patch doll quilt in which the squares are divided into triangles, giving it an entirely different look. Has no batting just a top and back. Excellent condition with the sole exception of one corner with some shredding the size of a pea. It is visible in lower left corner. Fabrics on the front are 1870's and 80's; back is a floral print that may be a little later. Measures 16 1/2" x 17.
Well crafted Loveapple quilt, a pattern not often seen. It is beautifully appliqued and nicely quilted with a crosshatch pattern in the body of the quilt and undulating vine throughout the border. The leaves are a rich teal green color. with a droll touch. The print on the fabric is a flower much like the Loveapple in shape.
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.
The quilt measures 88" x 96", long enough to go over the pillows on a bed without shams. This is unusual for ...click for details
A variety of flowers and a bird and butterfly adorn this unusual mantelpiece cover. The embroidery is all done in wool. Most of the applique is wool with a bit of velvet.
It measures 70" long and 9" deep. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.
It's safe to say that this doll quilt is unique pattern. It is pieced; appliqued and embroidered and looks something like an aerial landscape of farmland. Measurements are 19" x 26"; circa 1920. It is made primarily of cotton with a bit of wool for the embroidery.
Finely quilted Delectable Mountains crib quilt from the 1920's. The blue is more of a cornflower shade than may appear on the monitor. The Wild Goose Chase border is a clever way of continuing the triangle theme with a different, compatible pattern. Freshly laundered; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin.
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
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 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.