While the origins of quilting go back to the 13th century, it became popular in North America during the late 17th century. At this time, quilts were mostly functional to keep warm and to cover doors and windows; only the wealthy had time to create decorative quilts. In the 1800s, applique quilts became more accessible. In the upcoming Freeman’s auction of Quilts from a New York Collection, bidders will find a range of quilts dating from the early 1800s to the 20th century.
Highlighted in the sale is a late 19th-century quilt with four original medallions. It has red, green, and beige cotton patches and diagonal line quilting. A set of three pieced quilts from 1880 can also be found. Made with colorful cotton patches, the first quilt is done in a “tombstone” or “tumbler” pattern while the second has a spool pattern. The third has more geometric designs. View the complete catalog of quilts and register to bid at Freeman’s.
Lot Categories:American Decorative Arts (60)
# of Lots:60
Price Range:$350 - $1,200
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Appliqued quilt late 19th century|| Estimate: |
|Three pieced quilts circa 1880|| Estimate: |
|Two pieced and appliqued quilts circa 1900|| Estimate: |
|Two quilts: Bow Tie and Geometric patterns 20th century|| Estimate: |
|Pieced and appliqued Masonic quilt circa 1925|| Estimate: |
|Two pieced crib quilts late 19th century|| Estimate: |