Thursday, September 18, 2014

19th Century Quilts at the Edward Thorp Gallery, New York City in June of 2014

"Clam Shell Quilt"
c. Fourth Quarter of 19th Century
72"h x 76"w

"Mariner's Compass Quilt"
c. Fourth Quarter of 19th Century
80"h x 80"w

"Gather Up the Fragments Scriptures Pieced Quilt"
New York State
c. 1870s
72"h x 66"w

"Amish Four Patch Bars Pieced Crib Quilt"
Amish of Lancaster County, PA
c. 1920s
50"h x 38"w

"Album Quilt with Central Medallion and Various Motifs"
c. Third Quarter of 19th Century
 90"h x 90" w

"Blazing Stars, Flying Geese, and Log Cabin Pieced Quilt"
Collected in California
c. 1940s
92"h X 91"w

"Five Color Bars Quilt"
Amish of Lancaster County, PA
c. 1930s-1940s
wool and cotton crepe
82"h X 73"w

"Log Cabin Quilt with Windmill Pineapple Pattern Variation"
c. Fourth quarter of 19th Century
84"h x 84"w

"X or Chevron Bars Pieced Quilt"
Amish or Mennonite of Lancaster County, PA
85"h X 80"w

"Diamond in the Square Pieced Quilt"
Amish of Lancaster County, PA
c. 1930s-1940s
74.5"w x 76.5"h

"Carpenter's Wheel or Broken Star Pieced Quilt"
possibly from South Carolina
c. 1830s-1840s
cotton and chintz
106"h X 108"w

"Compass Star or Compass Rose Pieced Quilt"
Amish or Mennonite of Lancaster County, PA
c. 1880s
77"h x 67.5"w

"Floral Embroidered Crazy Style Quilt"
Midwest origin
c. 1880s.
Silk with silk needlework
76"h x 69"w

Edward Thorp Gallery's ( primary focus is to promote the work of emerging and established contemporary artists. It is also known for its diverse program within
both the fine and decorative arts, including art glass, ceramics, folk art furniture, outsider and self-taught artists. After 25 years in Soho, the gallery moved in 2000 to a 6,000 sq.ft. space on the sixth floor of the Baron Building at 210 Eleventh Avenue in Chelsea.

Edward Thorp Gallery has also promoted the careers of numerous artists of the twentieth century. Among those are: John Altoon, Christopher Brown, Eugene von Bruenchenhein, Deborah Butterfield, Eric Fischl, April Gornik, Eugene Leroy, Ken Kiff, Konrad Klapheck, Henri Michaux, Beatriz Milhazes, Elie Nadelman, and Richard Phillips.

The gallery now works with among others, Markus Baenziger, Matthew Blackwell, Katherine Bradford, Neil Farber, June Leaf, Judith Linhares, Judith Simonian and Shawn Spencer.