Antique Quilts: From Stella Rubin Antiques, Quilt expert and author
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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1388396
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$2,400
This charming Double Nine Patch quilt has smaller than postage stamp pieces. Each block measures a mere half an inch in diameter. It is made entirely of solid color fabrics. Consistent use of red centers enhances the diagonal chain effect.The ten borders repeat the colors used throughout the quilt. The white blocks are quilted with patterns of feathered flowers. Measurements are 75" x 87". Indiana origin; circa 1920.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1910 item #1387516
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$695
I am taking the liberty of naming this unusual pattern as Feathered Pinwheels. The four blocks in the center are a traditional Pinwheel but the addition of triangles around it create something new. Placement of the triangles creates an overall diamond pattern in addition. The quilt is made of a small white on blue print. It is very nicely quilted with feathers throughout. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 32" x 34". Pennsylvania origin; circa ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1387442
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This bold Sawtooth Diamond quilt is done in a beautiful shade of medium blue from the 1920's. It is very nicely quilted with a variety of patterns that include feathered wreaths; overlapping circles and concentric arcs. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 76" x 78". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1386296
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$1,975
The Schoolhouse is one of America's favorite quilt patterns. This fine example is well designed with houses at right angles framing the primary group. It's interesting that the bottom row can be seen as either part of the vertical grouping or a continuation of the houses creating the frame. The quilt is in pristine condition. It is stitched with straight lines in the body and zigzags in the border. Measurements are 67" x 74". Made circa 1900; probably Ohio origin.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1384715
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$625
I have searched for a name for this unusual Octagons quilt. The closest I have found are the obscure patterns named Carrie's Choice or Midget Necktie. The difference between these patterns and the one offered here is that this one does not have true Bowties surrounding the center. I believe it is an original pattern. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It dates to about 1900; Pennsylvania origin. Measurements are 73" x 86". It is nicely quilted including 7 point stars in the blue bloc...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1930 item #1384065
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This intricate Seven Sisters quilt beautifully combines solid and printed fabrics from the 1930's. The stars are 2 1/2 inches across at their widest. The maker pieced and quilted all by hand. The triangle border is another indication of the pains to which the maker went to create a complex quilt. Six point stars are quilted in the yellow off blocks (that also form six point stars). The yellow background is rarely seen. Measurements are 77" x 94" to the outer edges of the border triangles. The...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1930 item #1383789
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$1,085
Vibrant Trip Around the World quilt done entirely in solid colors. The piano key border is the ideal frame. Twentyfive patch corner blocks are a most unusual feature. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It is from Lebanon County, Pennsylvania; circa 1930's. Measurements are 80 inches square.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1383460
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$2,200
This Pots of Flowers Quilt is unusual in that it is simultaneously fanciful and elegant. The blossoms are far larger than their container giving this otherwise elegant quilt a touch of whimsey. The entire quilt is done in cotton sateen making it "dressier" than many. The applique and reverse applique are elaborately done. Measurements are 84 inches square. Unwashed, excellent condition. Made circa 1920.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1380859
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$785
This Baskets quilt is actually pieced as many traditional baskets are but the placement of color makes it an unusual variation. The body of the Basket looks like a Flying Geese pattern because the white triangles are on the outside and it doesn't have the blue to give the appearance of an outline. Whether this was intentional or not, we will never know but it makes for a very interesting pattern. The Wild Goose Chase border is a good anchor for the open, airy pattern. The quilt is in pristine, ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1380347
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$625
Charming Baskets of Chips quilt done in a soft shade of pink. It is in pristine, unwashed condition. It is nicely quilted with circles and arcs. It is interesting that the quilt is made entirely of triangles. The Basket itself is comprised of three triangles and the border is made of right angle triangles. Measurements are 60" x 72". Made in Ohio; circa 1920.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1380060
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$6,800
This classic Lancaster County Amish Diamond in a Square quilt is done with the most desirable of jewel colors. The front is entirely made of wool with a cotton backing. The center square is quilted with concentric stars. Both purple interior borders are quilted with what is known as a pumpkin seed pattern. The outer red border has the traditional scrolling feather. All of the needlework is finely done. The in intials SB are embroidered on a back corner. The interior of the quilt is in excell...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1379909
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$875
Unlike the usual overall Tumbling Blocks quilt pattern, this one separates the blocks into clusters. This variation creates six point stars in the white open spaces. The use of solid color fabrics make the three dimensional pattern especially effective. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 72" x 80"; Ohio origin. Made circa 1920's.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1910 item #1379629
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$725
This Fleur de lis pattern is exquisitely quilted. The ivory blocks have an unusual, four lobe oval design. The quilt is made entirely of a blue printed fabric from the very early 20th century. The quilt is in unwashed condition. Some prefer it that way but a wash would make the fine stitching even more prominent. Measurements are 70" x 84". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1910.
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1940 item #1379237
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$5,850
Hawaiian quilt are sought by collectors for their beauty and rarity. They are traditionally made of a single applique pattern that fills the entire top. The method by which it is created is the same as paper cutting or scherenschnitte, popular with Pennsylvania Germans. The motif usually reflects local flowers and/or vegetation. They are stitched with echo or contour quilting that follows the applique pattern. This fine example is done in a stunning shade of blue. It has been professionally la...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1378600
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$725
This Grandmother's Flower Garden is an especially fine example of one of the most popular quilt patterns of the 1930's. It is made with small pieces that are perfectly color coordinated. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It measures 76" x 88", large enough for a queen size bed which is unusual for a quilt of this era. It was made by the same person as the Double Wedding ring item #1378425. Ohio origin; circa 1930's.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1378028
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$1,575
This Baskets of Flowers quilt could not be more bold and straightforward. It is well pieced; appliqued and quilted. Using the same colors for the details of the Baskets as well as the flowers pulls it all together. At first glance, it appears that the red and green flowers on the left of each basket are done with reverse applique. Closer examination, though, shows that the green was actually stitched on top of the red. The piece is very well quilted with a wreath in each off block and cable patt...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1377666
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Agreed - this is one of the oddest names for a quilt pattern but it is well established. This example is especially graphic because of the use of solid colors and the small scale. Extending the circular blocks into the border gives an added twirling movement to the pattern. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in immaculate condition. The top is probably 50 years older than when it was backed and quilted about 1940. Measurements are 71" x 76"; Iowa origin.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1376352
Stella Rubin Antique Quilts and Decorative Arts
$1,950
Both sides of this Patriotic and Light and Dark Log Cabin quilt depict iconic American images. The printed flags, with 48 stars, are pieced together from what was probably fabric for parade flags. Arizona was the 48th state admitted to the Union in 1912 and it is likely that the fabric was for that celebration. The way the panels of the printed fabric are pieced together gives a terrific abstract quality to the patriotic image. The Light and Dark Log Cabin on the reverse dates to the 1890's. I...