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Figural Album Crib Quilt: Circa 1850

Catalogue: Archives: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1168551

Figural Album Crib Quilt: Circa 1850
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


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This Figural Album Crib Quilt is unusual in several ways. Very few Album Crib quilts were made. More rare is the depiction of people and buildings. The flora and figures are finely detailed. The composition with chintz wreaths and the Mariner's Compass center tops off the outstanding composition. It was made circa 1850; probably New York State. Pinned to the quilt was a calling card of Mrs. Jay Lee Smith. Handwritten on it is" About 100 years old Sampler". The summer spread is pro ...click for details


Mennonite Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.

Catalogue: Archives: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1163386

Mennonite Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


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Log Cabins have been a popular quilt pattern for more than 150 years but few examples are as superb as this Barnraising. The fabrics; color choices and workmanship combine here to make a richly colored graphic masterpiece. The quilt was made by a Mennonite family in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in the late 19th century. The fabrics are fine wools; the border is well quilted with a cable pattern. Measurements are 80" square; excellent condition. This more than holds it own as a work of ar ...click for details


Album Quilt: Circa 1860

Catalogue: Archives: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1159063

Album Quilt: Circa 1860
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Traditional and whimsical appliqued blocks are combined in this fine Album Quilt found in Western Pennsylvania. It is difficult to know whether it was from Maryland or Pennsylvania. The chain gating with flowers appears to be a unique variation. The whole is beautifully framed with a traditional swag and tassel border. Excellent,unwashed condition. Could be laundered to even out the white but some collectors prefer the never washed feel. Measures 96" square.


Thousand Pyramids Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania

Catalogue: Archives: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1140379

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


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The official name of this quilt pattern is 1000 Pyramids but it does not begin to tell the story of this amazing piece. It has 40,4000 triangles on the front! The maker was clearly OCD long before the diagnosis was dreamed up. Even more amazing is that she (presumably) went on to piece the back as well. Squares making up the back are shown in thumbnail photos. Solid color orange and red fabrics are well placed throughout the quilt giving it a bit of a twinkle. Both sides are in excellent conditi ...click for details


Velvet Album Quilt: Circa 1890;Maryland

Catalogue: Archives: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1126785

Velvet Album Quilt: Circa 1890;Maryland
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


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Here is an Album Quilt like no other. It is done completely in velvets with images of fruits, flowers, animals and vegetables. The figure of a girl stands in the center. Perhaps these are some of her favorite things for who else has seen a quilt with beets; turnips; pears, oranges and carrots? It dates to the 1890's . The front is velvet with a backing of cotton sateen. They are in excellent condition. The satin binding has frayed. The quilt measures 60" x 74". It was found in Bal ...click for details


LeMoyne Stars Crib Quilt: Circa 1830; New York State

Catalogue: Archives: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1837 VR   item# 1126759

LeMoyne Stars Crib Quilt: Circa 1830; New York State
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


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This LeMoyne Stars is a gem of a crib quilt. The pattern and its scale; fabrics and border combine to make this a special piece. Each star is 3" in diameter. It is professionally mounted on a stretcher that accommodates the quilt's curved corners. It measures 38" x 41 1/2" and can be mounted either vertically or horizontally. Condition is excellent; circa 1830. New York State origin.


Lancaster County Amish Bars Quilt: Circa 1915

Catalogue: Archives: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1920   item# 1073948

Lancaster County Amish Bars Quilt: Circa 1915
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


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This absolutely stunning Lancaster Amish Bars quilt is one of the best I have seen. The colors are rich and work perfectly together. It is made of the very fine, lightweight wools for which the early Lancaster quilts are known. The stitching, done in black thread, is superb. The body of the quilt is done in a crosshatch pattern with flowers in the inner border and feathered scrolls in the outer border. Condition is excellent; measures 74" x 80". The colors are not as dark as appears i ...click for details


Patriotic Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania

Catalogue: Archives: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 1052333

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


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This is a most unusual Patriotic Quilt on two counts. The flags are set in reverse which signifies going into combat. When cavalry officers carried flags, the stars pointed forward and the stripes flowed behind. From this came the tradition of showing reversed flags to indicate the strength of going into battle. Second, the flags are set within a Garden Maze pattern which is probably a unique combination of quilt patterns. It would be interesting to know whether the maker had symbolic intentions ...click for details


Royal Hawaiian Quilt: Circa 1910

Catalogue: Archives: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1910   item# 1027738

Royal Hawaiian Quilt: Circa 1910
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


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Hawaiian quilts are prized by collectors for their beauty and rarity. The Royal Hawaiian Flag Quilts are the most scarce. The appliqued lettering on this quilt became the motto of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1843. It translates to - the life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness. The eight stripes of the border represent each of the islands of Hawaii. This example was probably made in the first years of the 20th century. Some family history is available to purchaser. It has been professional ...click for details


Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania

Catalogue: Archives: Decorative Art: Textiles: Quilts: Pre 1900   item# 952620

Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
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Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
301-948-4187


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Original pattern floral applique quilt that is simultaneously bold and delicate. The maker took many liberties with nature as the leaves look like oak but the flowers certainly are not. Exceptional quilting. Pristine condition; professionally laundered. Measures 94" x 96". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.

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