Antique Quilts: From Stella Rubin Antiques, Quilt expert and author
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1360833
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$7,800
New York Beauty is a quilt pattern not often seen probably because of the precision needed to do it well. It is based upon curves and points, two of the most difficult elements to execute well. This example is among the finest I have seen in terms of piecing; quilting; design and condition. To begin, the proportions are perfect. There is wonderful balance between the patterned blocks and the white off blocks. Rising Suns at the intersections add density and variation...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1360413
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$5,900
This bold, richly colored Princess Feather quilt is the finest of its type that I have seen. The colors are spectacular together. The detail and workmanship are superb. The border is a lush continuation of the four block feathers. The central star-like design with berries is a wonderful focal point. It is very well quilted with a waffle pattern in the interior and stitching following the applique in the border. It is all done in dark brown thread. The quilt is in outstanding, unwashed condition...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1360284
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$635
This Nine Patch crib quilt is as crisp as the day it was made some 135 years ago. It is in pristine, unwashed condition. The fabrics are a nice combination of calico prints with an especially unusual material for the border. The two lighter blocks may have been made to indicate that side for the head. One of the squares in the lower right corner is especially dear as it is made of two different fabrics - not quite enough to go around...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1359810
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$785
Whimsical would be the best way to describe this unusual fruit quilt. I believe they are meant to be apples but one can also make a case for cherries. Regardless of which you prefer, it is in excellent condition; made circa 1870. It is quilted with concentric diamonds and has a border on three sides that alternates the colors of the fruit. Measurements are 80 inches square.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1359512
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$3,950
This Russian Sunflower pattern quilt also goes by the names of Rising Sun and Sunburst. Regardless of the name, it is a difficult pattern to execute and this one is particularly well done using a terrific assortment of fabrics dating from the 1830's to the 1850's. The It is quilted with small stitches in diagonal lines. The quilt was made by Rachel Blackmore McLin (1800 - 1874) who lived in Leesburg, Tennessee. Condition is excellent...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1359426
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SOLD
It is rare to find a pair of red and white quilts. Most often, pairs were made in shades of pastels. This pair is freshly laundered and in excellent condition. Quilting repeats the squares of the Irish Chain with overlapping circles in the border. Pennsylvania origin; measurements are 78" x 80".
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1358848
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$1,975
This Hexagons quilt is unusual for several reasons. It is a charm quilt which means that no fabric is repeated. Many are similar but on close examination it is evident that they are not the same print. The overall design of the pattern is also well out of the ordinary. A number of the fabrics have figures and animals. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 82" x 88", large for the 1870's when it was made. Pennsylvania origin.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1358847
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$1,085
Touching Stars was a popular quilt pattern in Pennsylvania in the 19th century. This example is especially finely quilted with a variety of intricate floral patterns in the white off blocks. The batting is quite thin so the quilting may not show up as well on the screen as in real life. The colors are thoughtfully planned with the yellow centers adding a nice amount of "pop". Measurements are 90" square. Condition is immaculate. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1358148
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$735
This charming country quilt is made of Nine Patch blocks that are just 2 1/8 inches to a side. It is made of a wide grouping of turn of the 19-20th century fabrics that are well placed to give agive a nice play of light and dark. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It is from Pennsylvania. Measurements are 80 inches square.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1357512
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$735
This geometric quilt looks as though it would be a known pattern but I have been unable to locate another. I have given it a descriptive name but one would more accurately have to call it a Three and a Half Patch pattern. Setting it in strips with good use of lights and darks gives it lots of movement. Regardless of what one calls it, it is an interesting pattern made with beautiful fabrics that date from the 1850's to 1870's...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1357106
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$1,085
This unusual quilt pattern goes by both the name Rainbow and Flo's Fan. It is made with a wonderful grouping of solid color pastels. Arranging them in diagonal rows makes this rare pattern even more striking. It is nicely quilted with multiple rows forming a concentric X in each off block. The binding is attached by machine. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 68" x 74". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920's...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1356265
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$725
This charming crib quilt is made with Nine Patch blocks that abut one another creating a Bars pattern. Between the rows of Nine Patches are four rows of fabric; three of which are different aspects of the same print. The quilt is in very good condition. The fabrics are all strong and intact. There is some very slight discoloration on the pink calico border. Measurements are 40" x 45 1/2". Oley, Pennsylvania (Berks County) origin; circa 1880.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1355785
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$1,875
This well designed, bold Laurel Leaf quilt is a traditional pattern done in an unusual way. The same block is repeated throughout but the placement of color and the double sawtooth frames makes it appear as though more is going on. It gives it a contemporary feel even though it was made in the 1860's.The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 72" x 73".
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1355675
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$2,250
This beautiful applique quilt appears to be an original pattern alternating with traditional oakleaves. The red fabric is as unusual as the pattern. It is very well quilted with wreaths between the applique. The centers have different designs including hearts; stars; apples; flowers and a pear. The quilt is in excellent unwashed condition. There is slight unevenness to the background that could be remedied with a wash but I don't feel it is necessary. Measurements are 86" x 88"...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1837 VR item #1355332
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$4,950
This stunning Lone Star (aka Star of Bethlehem) has all of the features one would wish for in a quilt of this type. It is finely quilted with floral patterns; crosshatch and quadruple diagonal lines. It has a thin batting that makes it a little difficult to see the quilting well in the photos. The central star is framed with borders of diamonds; Lemoyne Stars and Tree Everlasting. The outer chintz border has cherubs throughout. Colors may have softened a bit with age but they are a wonderfully h...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1355044
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$695
This quilt most closely known as Shoo Fly (aka Alamanizer) is an unusual combination of elegant and country. The basic quilting; medium thick batting and plaid ground give it a very country feel. At the same time, there is a blue glazed cotton used throughout that is most often seen in far "dressier" pieces. The maker evidently had an eye for detail as in the lower right block, she pieced the same blue striped fabric in four different designs. The quilt measures 82" x 88". Found in Pennsylvania ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1354793
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$725
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul is the perfect name for this positive/negative quilt pattern. It is made of fine cotton sateen in a beautiful shade of blue. The rounded cable patterning of the quilting in the border echoes the circles of the main pattern. It is from Pennsylvania; circa 1920. The front of the quilt is in excellent condition. There is some darkening on the back where it has been folded for many years but it does not show through to the front. Measurements are 74" x 76".
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1353866 (stock #735)
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$735.00
This is a particularly well made version of a traditional Garden Maze Quilt. The center of each maze is quilted with a LeMoyne Star pattern. Corner blocks are created by extending the mazes. The scalloped edge is a nice counterpoint to the hard edges of the Maze pattern. Cable quilting in the border gracefully follows the scallops.The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. Measurements are 80" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920's.