This homespun wool quilt is as "arty" as it is early. It is made of a combination of homespun wools that date to the first quarter of the 19th century. The combination of plaids and checks next to the solid coral and red makes a very eye catching pairing. The back is made of the same fabrics set in irregular rectangles. It has very basic quilting in a herringbone pattern. Condition is excellent with slight wear to several inches of the binding. Measurements are 66" x 82"...
This Pot of Tulips quilt has an unusual quality that makes for something of an abstract pattern. The combination of color; the shapes between the pots as well as the placement of the floral designs make one step back for a moment to realize that the primary pattern is actually the Pots of Tulips. The quilt measures 78 inches square. It is freshly laundered and in pristine condition. Made circa 1900; Pennsylvania origin.
This stunning Princess Feather quilt is done with a beautiful intense color combination. The red and indigo work perfectly together. The four Princess Feathers are set off by a central and border Oakleaves. The centers of each Feather join to form a star-like pattern in addition to the appliqued one. The backing is a Bars pattern of the same materials. Measurements are 78" square. There is no binding...
This precisely made New York Beauty quilt was well stored for the last nearly hundred years. It is in the condition in which it was taken off the quilting frame. It is well pieced and quilted. The off blocks are stitched with large wreaths. LeMoyne stars are a good choice for the centers of each block. It measures a generous 90" x 96". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920's.
This Snowflake applique quilt is very much like the scherenschnitte paper cutout designs popular in the 19th century among Pennsylvania Germans. While usually seen done with paper, one does not often find variations in fabric. This is also a most unusual color combination of a light peach on indigo. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 76" x 78". Made late 1880's; Pennsylvania origin.
Charming Sixtyfour Patch doll quilt with a nice variety of fabrics from the 1870s. The lights and darks are laid out to create diagonal rows within each of the four blocks. Each piece is less than 3/4" to a side. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 13" x 13 1/4". New England origin.
Three pictorial quilt blocks made by S. Weidman are being sold as a group. They are embroidered cotton on velvet. One is dated 1895. The group was found together with basted edges indicating that the quilt was never completed. The largest measures 18" x 20". They have been professionally mounted and are in pristine condition. All have birds and flowers. One has corn and a strawberry as well. A figure on horseback is in the center of one of the blocks...
The Ocean Waves quilt pattern is generally made of groups of connected blocks like this one. Since this is just one, perhaps it would be more aptly called an ocean wave. In any case, the doll quilt is made with small triangles measuring about 3/4" to a side. It is in excellent, probably unwashed condition. Measurements are 9 1/4" square. Made circa 1880; nicely hand stitched.
This unusual Bars quilt is filled with Nine Patch; Birds in the Air and and other patterns of triangles. It is made of a wonderful variety of fabrics dating from as early as mid-19th century to about 1880. Pennsylvania origin. Condition is very good with damage to just two of the many small pieces. Measurements are 80" x 82".
Early 19th century roll up sewing case known as a huswif in excellent condition. Measures 20 inches in length and 4 1/4 inches in width. Each of the eight pockets is made with a different fabric. The binding and tie are the same material with another brown print for the backing. There is one small area of cracking to the third pocket from the bottom but no other condition apologies. New England origin; circa 1830.
This patriotic Flag Quilt takes wonderful liberties with literal flag designs. The true American flag has five point stars while this one uses eight point Evening Stars, a nod to the maker's quilting experience. She also went "outside the box" by using sixteen red and white stripes rather than the traditional thirteen. The maker's interest in the graphic design outweighed her need for a literal flag. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition...
This Lady of the Lake quilt is made with an especially soothing background print of a soft brown with gray overtones. Multicolor triangles of reds, browns and pinks add liveliness. The mauve border fabric is most unusual in that it is the front and back of pocket watches! The quilt measures 82" x 102", unusually large for the period in which it was made. The quilt would easily fit a queen or king size bed. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
This simple pattern doll quilt is brilliantly designed. Whole blocks of brown and white striped fabric alternate with pieced blocks that are so finely sewn they appear to be printed as well. Use of the brown stripe set on the diagonal makes a clever binding. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 13 inches x 13 1/2 inches. New Hampshire origin; circa 1880.
This Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt is a most striking piece both because of the overall pattern as well as the unusual addition of the patriotic stars that appear to float upon the background of the quilt. The stars are actually printed, likely from a flag or bunting. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 82 inches square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.
This Thousand Pyramids doll quilt is also a charm quilt in that no fabric is repeated. It has 104 full size different triangle blocks as well as 16 partial triangles creating the border. Fabrics are from the 1870's and 1880's. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 13 1/2" x 14 1/4"; New Hampshire origin.
This geometric quilt appears to be an original pattern. It is well pieced and finely quilted with feather patterning throughout. The double sawtooth border makes a wonderful frame and is another indication of the meticulous care taken by the maker. Measurements are 72" x 82"; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
This hand carved cane says the following" Proclaim liberty throughout all land unto all the inhabitants thereof 1776 Massachusetts New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia". The cane is carved of walnut and measures 35 inches in length and the top of the handle is 1 3/8 inches in diameter. Condition is excellent; probably made late 19th century; Virginia origin.
This patriotic quilt with a central medallion of a stuffed applique eagle is surely one of a kind. It was most likely made to celebrate the Centennial. The quilt is an exceptional combination of both bold and delicate patterns. The wreaths surrounding the eagle are filled with butterflies, a tiny basket, hearts, birds and flowers. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 85 inches x 90 inches.