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RARE Antique Baltimore, MD Calamanco Reversible Whole Cloth Quilt c 1790-1810
Item #U-2297 $699
A very colorful Courthouse Steps variation of a Log Cabin quilt, this 1860's example, from a private collection in the Ohio River town of Portsmouth, is HAND PIECED using silk, velvet, wool and glazed (Chintz) cotton scrap bag fabrics for the 1/2" to 1" wide strips. Measuring 82" x 72", it has no batting, an invisible binding and a wonderful wine colored Chintz back. Tiny knots in black floss hold the front to the back. We find some deterioration to the silk pieces, slight mothing damage to a few of the wools, some velvet nap loss to the brown velvets, and some fading along the edges of the back, but no rips, stains or odors. SUPER GRAPHIC!!
Vibrant Antique Pinwheel/Blades Quilt
Item #U-2218 $399
This 1930's UNUSED Pinwheel/Blades quilt was HAND PIECED using bright & colorful period cotton prints and solids for the pinwheel/blades including dark navy blue for the centers and inner points, bright red for the outer points, and a bright white for the background. Measuring 82" x 80", it has a thin cotton batting, a hand and machine applied bright red binding, and a white back. HAND QUILTED with light pencil marks visible, it has outline quilting inside each piece, diamond quilting on the white background, and running diamond quilting on the borders @ 6 stitches per inch. PROFESSIONALLY HAND LAUNDERED FOR THE FIRST TIME, we find no rips, tears, stains or odors, just a BRIGHT, CLEAN, GRAPHIC QUILT!! GREAT QUILT FOR A CHILDS ROOM!!
1860's Patchwork Quilt w/Chintz Borders & Back
Item #U-2215 $899
From the 1860's comes this marvelous Patchwork quilt, HAND PIECED using many period cotton fabrics for the 2-1/8" squares including many copper toned madder prints, bright prints on chocolate grounds, rusty red checks, and many shirting prints with one Cheddar block in the center of the quilt. The quilt was pieced so that it has a center medallion! The borders and backing fabric are brightly printed Chintz (highly glazed cotton). The quilt measures 78" x 76", has a thin cotton batting, and a hand applied binding made by bringing the backing fabric around to the front and hand stitching in place. HAND QUILTED with angle quilting covering the entire quilt @ 6 stitches per inch (she was a much better piecer than quilter!). The initials "B G" are embroidered on one back corner. In UNUSED, UNWASHED condition, we found a couple small storage spots, but no rips, tears or odors. One area of the back has 4 patches that look to have been in the quilt since the making, as fabric was very dear in this era when no cotton was being grown in the South. This quilt was hidden away in a blanket chest and was in a private collection before we were blessed to be able to purchase it. MUSEUM QUALITY!!
Reversible Antique Rolling Stones Quilt with Parrot Tulip Printed Back
Item #U-2169 $450
This Rolling Stones quilt started as an 1880's HAND PIECED top with a chrome yellow red & black print and an overdyed green stars print used for the blocks, and a double pink sprig print for the sashing and borders. It was finished in the 1920's using a colorful Parrott Tulip printed cotton sateen for the back. The quilt measures 86" x 78" and has a thin cotton batting. The binding was made by bringing the double pink border around to the back and hand stitching in place. HAND QUILTED with angle quilting across the pieced blocks, shell quilting on the double pink alternating blocks, and triangle angle quilting on the borders @ 6 to 7 stitches per inch. In clean "as found" condition, we found no rips, tears, stains or odors, just a CLEAN, GRAPHIC, REVERSIBLE QUILT!!
Graphic Antique Stairway to Heaven Quilt
Item #U-2052 $495
This pattern is known by several names - Stairway to Heaven, Lightning Streak or Brick Road. Dating to the 1880's, it has pieces 6" x 3" made from cotton scrap bag leftovers including double pink, Indigo blue, Cadet blue, overdyed green, shirting prints and various colored plaids and solids, with a Cadet blue printed border and red printed binding. Measuring 86" x 72", it has a thin cotton batting, a hand applied binding, and a light tan plaid back. HAND QUILTED with light pencil marks visible, it has angle quilting over the entire quilt @ 9 neat and tiny stitches per inch. PROFESSIONALLY HAND LAUNDERED FOR THE FIRST TIME, we find no rips, tears, stains or odors, just a CLEAN, CRISP, GRAPHIC QUILT!!
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