Antique Quilts: From Stella Rubin Antiques, Quilt expert and author
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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1370238
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$2,985
Alphabet quilts are a rare breed. When attempted, the maker often has difficulty getting the 26 letters to be placed symmetrically but the creator of this quilt found a good solution. She created star like blocks for the top and bottom corners making it all come out even. There is a quirky element, though, in that only the letter J has a period after it. What could that represent? This quilt is in pristine condition. It has been professionally laundered. It is from Pennsylvania; circa 1920's. ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1940 item #1368559
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$875
This charming House quilt is a pattern designed by Ruby Short McKim in 1935. She sold fabric as well as instructions for blocks to make either a quilt or a pillow or stool top. This example has a combination of solid and gingham fabrics, most likely sold by McKim, that make a soft yet lively composition. It is in unwashed condition. There is one spot about the size of a dime near the bottom binding but no other condition apologies. It is quilted with cable patterning throughout the sashing and...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1366363
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$2,350
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.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1970 item #1365542 (stock #595)
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$595.00
This center medallion eagle quilt was a kit offered by Paragon under the name American Glory Quilt Number 1147. It was first published in Good Housekeeping Magazine in September, 1961. The central eagle topped by a bell is the ultimate in American patriotic iconography. The overall pattern imitates its 19th century antecedents so successfully that is was used as the frontispiece of Safford and Bishop's "America's Quilts and Coverlets" published in 1972 and described as having been made in 1860....
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1364271
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$825
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.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1910 item #1363004
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$925
This bold light and dark quilt pattern of squares and triangles is particular to the community of Perkiomenville in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The example here is in pristine, unwashed condition. It has fabrics from the first decade of the 20th century as well as many from the late 19th. The consistent use of the solid red and blue fabrics intensifies the already dramatic pattern. Measurements are 74 inches square.
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 : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1930 item #1356613
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$785
The use of solid colors makes this Double Wedding Ring quilt more sophisticated than when done with the small prints one usually sees. It has the finest quilting I have ever seen on this pattern. Each white open center is densely filled with flowers and leaves. The soft colors are perfectly blended. There is an inconspicuous tear about the size of a pea in one border but no other condition apologies. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930. Measurements are 70" x 80".
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1930 item #1355271
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$795
This graceful Sailboats quilt appears to be an original pattern with a very Deco sense. The combination of colors gives it a soft feel even though it is made totally of hard edge pieces. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. It is quilted with concentric arcs. Measurements are 70" x 82". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1354793
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$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.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1910 item #1349718
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$2,900
Feeling patriotic, anyone? This unusual Shields quilt is combined with diamonds in squares to create an original, all-American design. Half diamonds frame the pattern well. The quilting is not elaborate. It is done in straight lines in the body of the quilt and diamonds in the border. The concentric diamonds are machine appliqued. The quilt is in excellent condition. There is one light smudge that can likely be removed with a wash but I have done nothing to it as I do not find it bothersome...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1349443
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$975
The basis of this quilt is a Nine Patch pattern but the way it is put together adds additional interest. The alternating of light and dark blocks in addition to the center frame make it a wonderfully abstract composition. It is a beautiful shade of medium blue from the 1920's. The quilt is in pristine, un-used condition. Measurements are 82" x 98"; Pennsylvania origin.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1346205
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$1,495
This Sampler quilt, in which each block is different, is a friendship quilt as well. Each block has numerous inked signatures. It is dated 1913. Most likely, the quilt was made as a parting gift for a significant member of the community. Measurements are 68" x 77"; excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1344764
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$1,285
Everything about this Economy Patch quilt is delicate and finely crafted. The scale of the quilting and piecework are wonderfully diminutive. Each diamond in square block is just 2 1/4" to a side. The addition of the same blocks in the corners is further indication of the maker's attention to detail. It is well quilted with small wreaths in the off blocks as well as waffle quilting and floral patterns in the border. The Wild Goose Chase border is more than a row of triangles all in one directio...
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 : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Rugs : Pre 1920 item #1341483
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$595
This hooked rug pattern of irregular circles is known as Cat's Paw. This example is made of wool; circa 1920; Pennsylvania origin. It is in excellent condition. Measurements are 24" x 35 1/2".
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".