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All of the quilts that we sell are unconditionally guaranteed to be authentic. All restorations are noted. We always have many more quilts in stock and can fill your special request. Shelly purchases only extraordinary quilts in excellent condition.

Please e-mail Shelly if you have quilts that you are interested in selling. Shelly also takes special quilts on consignment to be sold. Please email Shelly for more information if you interested in consigning a quilt.


Condition Listings

Mint: Quilt is unwashed, like new condition. No stains, holes, color fading, or wear. No restorations or repairs. All seams and stitching intact. No batting shift noted.

Excellent: Quilt has never been washed. May have minimal fading or staining. No holes or tears. All stitching and seams are intact. May have some batting shift.

Good: Quilt may have been washed. May have some fading, staining, or discoloration. May have some age appropriate wear to fabric or binding. May have been repaired or restored. May have some loose stitching or open seams. May have a batting shift.

Fair: Quilt has been washed. May have fading, wear, and or staining. May have a small tear or hole. May have loose stitching or open seams. Batting may be shifted or exposed.

Poor: Obvious wear, staining, and or fading noted. May have tears, holes, or fraying. Loose stitching and or open seams may be present.

Quilts for Sale

Rare Antique Applique 1861 Signed Quilt

Quilts in this Collection:

Berries and Leaf Sprigs Antique Applique Quilt

Berries and Leaf Sprigs Antique Applique Quilt

A rare find! A spectacular applique quilt - dated and signed 1861; descended in the family of the maker - and on the quilt in india ink is the line of descent through the 1930s.

Applique berries and three leaf sprigs going in two direction with rose and leaf vining border, red and green cotton fabrics. Athens, PA; signed and dated October 30, 1861.

Pieced by Lavinia Vaughan in the 59th year of her age and presented to her sister (see the genealogy information below). The women who inherited the quilt in 1907 and 1934 are also on the quilt in india ink. 91" x 71", good condition.

Quilt geneology info:
Quiltmaker: Lovina Vaughn (Chandler)
Birthdate: September 13, 1803
Birthplace: Orange, NY, United States.
Death: February 18, 1870 (66) Athens, Bradford, PA, United States.
Place of Burial: Litchfield, Bradford, PA, United States.
Immediate Family: Daughter of Samuel Chandler and Margaret Chandler; Wife of Daniel Vaughn; Sister of Maria Campbell; Spencer Chandler; Martha T Bliven; Frances Miller; Rebecca White and 3 others.

Available $6,800