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Antique red and white Princess Feather quilt, est. $1,500-$2,000

Quilts and textiles featured in Jasper52’s Nov. 18 Americana auction

Antique red and white Princess Feather quilt, est. $1,500-$2,000
Antique red and white Princess Feather quilt, est. $1,500-$2,000

NEW YORK – On Thursday, November 18, starting at 6pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale of Americana Quilts & Textiles. The 160-lot auction offers a wide array of traditional and intricately patterned quilts and textiles, among them a circa-1910s patriotic quilt in red, white and blue; an antique indigo blue and white Delectable Mountains quilt; a circa 1920s-1930s blue and white Drunkard’s Path pattern quilt; a circa-1880s or -1890s cotton Mennonite strip stars quilt; an antique red and white Princess Feather quilt; a circa-1915-1920 Ohio Amish Friendship Quilt; as well as needlework, rugs and carpets, cloth dolls, antique garments, and even a silk Victorian top hat made in France. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

Highlights of the auction include a circa-1880s or -1890s cotton Mennonite strip stars quilt, all hand-pieced and hand-quilted and found in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. This fine specimen, which is decorated by eight-pointed stars placed against a backdrop of peach orange and olive green hues, measures 76in by 78in and is described as being in “excellent, never washed condition, with a couple of small, faint age spots and no wear.” It is estimated at $800-$1,000.

Late 19th-century Mennonite stars quilt, est. $800-$1,000
Late 19th-century Mennonite stars quilt, est. $800-$1,000

Another standout is a cotton red and white Princess Feather quilt known to be antique but lacking a more specific date. The lot notes state that the quilt is in “Mint, Unused, Unwashed, Condition … There are no issues with this quilt.” It spans 82in by 84in and carries an estimate of $1,500-$2,000.

Circa-1915 or -1920 Ohio Amish Friendship Quilt, est. $2,000-$2,500
Circa-1915 or -1920 Ohio Amish Friendship Quilt, est. $2,000-$2,500

Rounding out the highlights is a circa-1915-1920 cotton and cotton sateen Holmes County Ohio Amish Friendship Quilt – a type of quilt that was usually made to welcome new neighbors. Each quilt block bears the embroidered initials of one of the welcoming neighbors. One is marked with the name Yoder, which might possibly be the surname of the family for whom the quilt was made. Measuring 70in by 78in and described as being in “Mint, Unused, Unwashed Condition,” it is estimated at $2,000-$2,500.

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