Antique Quilts: From Stella Rubin Antiques, Quilt expert and author
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1930 item #1344305
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$625
The blue background sky of this interesting Airplanes quilt gives an entirely different secondary pattern to the whole quilt. The blue and peach, being of similar size and color values, vie for primary position making a completely abstract pattern. I expect this was unintentional on the part of the maker. Measurements are 62" x 72"; excellent condition. Made circa 1930.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Rugs : Pre 1930 item #1343088
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$875.00
This charming rug depicts three roosters in profile. It is made of cottons; circa 1930. The front is in excellent condition. The backing has some stitched reinforcements along the binding. They are not visible on the front. Measurements are 22" x 39". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1930 item #1340550
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$975
This Airplanes with Eagles quilt pattern was created in 1929 to commemorate Charles Lindberg's 1927 transatlantic flight in The Spirit of St. Louis from Long Island to France. Lindberg flew solo in 33 1/2 hours and became known as The Lone Eagle. The flight made Lindberg an American hero. This quilt alternates pieced airplanes with quilted eagles. It is in excellent condition. Measurements are 68" x 88".
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1930 item #1338896
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$495
Double Wedding Ring was one of the most popular patterns in the 1930's. In almost all instances, it was made primarily with printed fabrics. This solid color example is far more unusual and, to my eye, more sophisticated. It is made with several closely related pinks and blues and the same red and white creating Four Patches in the center. It is nicely quilted and in excellent condition. Measurements are 74" x 96" to the outer edges of the scallops. Virginia origin; circa 1930.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1930 item #1338719
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$1,095
This exceptional Trip Around the World Quilt could hardly have been made with smaller pieces. Each is less than 3/4" to a side. It is made with alternating rows of solid and printed fabrics that are well arranged for color. It is in pristine condition. Measurements to the outside edges are 72" x 78". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1930 item #1335639
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$875
In most Fundraising quilts, names of donors are embroidered around a traditional quilt pattern. In this unusual quilt, the entire design is made of the embroidered names. It creates an interesting, spare, linear pattern. Within a star in the center of the quilt is the name of Reverend C.A. Butz for whom the quilt was evidently made, perhaps for his departure from the parish. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 72" x 74".
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1930 item #1332819
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$665
This Bunny Rabbits quilt has the charm to please a child or adult. The blue background with light and dark frames makes it more sophisticated and out of the realm of cutesy. One wonders why the lower left corner doesn't continue the darker blue border. Not enough material? It is quilted with white thread. The body of the quilt is done with a waffle pattern and a cable in the border. It is in spotless, unwashed condition. Measurements are 80" x 81"; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1930 item #1329910
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$495
Unlike many Bowtie quilt patterns, this charming crib quilt has an unusual positive/negative effect. While the primary Bowties are blue, one can also see the white blocks as echoing them. Several different, very closely related solid blue fabrics were used. The border is nicely quilted with overlapping circles. The quilt is in excellent condition. It measures 33 1/2" x 36 1/2". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1910 item #1328776
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$725
If ever a quilt had good karma, this is it. Embroidered are the messages: Sweet Remembrance: Think of Me; May You be Happy; and A Keepsake for Myra. It is also signed Made by MCG and Dated March, 1906. The Fans are set up in an unusual and very effective way. Setting them in vertical rows and placing them in opposing directions makes for a wonderful abstract pattern. The quilt is in excellent condition; Maryland origin. Measurements are 69" x 82".
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Rugs : Pre 1930 item #1324673
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$3,850
This Hit or Miss hooked rug combines an open center pattern framed by a more structured border. The huge variety of colors makes it adaptable to virtually any environment. The rug measures 70" x 85". It appears to be in un-used condition. It was made by Elda Dickey of Portage, Pennsylvania; circa 1930.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1930 item #1323662
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This fabulous 48 star Patriotic quilt has the embroidered title "Stars and Stripes Forever." The stripes of the flag are created in an unusual way. Rather than using horizontal strips, the maker made her work much more difficult by using short diagonal strips...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1960 item #1320815
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$2,400
This original piece of textile nostalgia is made of pennants from points of interest primarily in the eastern United States and several in Canada. In addition, pennants from Dartmouth; N.Y.U; Notre Dame and the Coast Guard are included. Perhaps they were collected during one's travels from Florida to Maine. Regardless of how they were assembled, they were put together to make a strong graphic statement in terms of color and design. Measures 53" x 108".
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Rugs : Pre 1950 item #1316478
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$595
This charming braided cat rug would be equally happy on a floor or wall. It is made of heavy wools and should be sturdy enough to be suitable on a floor. Measurements are 34" x 47" to the top of the ears. It is in excellent condition.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1930 item #1314364
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$725
This classic Broken Star quilt is enhanced by the wonderful diagonal striped border and the perfect combination of colors. It is extremely finely quilted with wreaths throughout and a delicate undulating vine in the border. It is in excellent condition. Measurements are 74" x 77". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920's.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1930 item #1313941
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$170
This Yo Yo doll quilt is head and shoulders above most examples of this pattern. The pieces are nicely scaled to the size of the quilt. The cream colored border and frame divides it well into quadrants. The soft colors blend perfectly together. Measurements are 13" square. Excellent condition; made circa 1930's.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1930 item #1308916
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$825
This Autumn Leaves quilt is both well quilted and appliqued. The inner and outer frames are quilted with a variety of flowers. The appliqued leaves are solid and printed fabrics, many of which are feedsacks. The quilt measures 80" x 84". Excellent condition; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930's.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1980 item #1307663 (stock #1085.00)
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$1085.00
This whimsical denim comforter has a rear pocket from bluejeans in each block. The variety of colors and shapes of the denim blocks and pockets makes for an interesting abstract composition. Excellent condition; measures 60" x 70". Backing is plaid cotton flannel; made circa 1980.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1930 item #1307493
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$9,500
This stunning Nine Patch variation has all of the bells and whistles one hopes for in a Lancaster County Amish quilt. The colors are the classic jewel tones used in Lancaster wool quilts. The same Nine Patch on point blocks are used throughout but the use of color creates a center medallion. It is well quilted with a variety of floral patterns. Condition is excellent; measurements are 84" square. Made in the 1930's.