This chintz quilt is a combination of Four Patch and triangles creating a dramatic diagonal overall light and dark pattern. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. It has a small darkened area that is very unobtrusive because of the multiple printed fabrics. There are no other condition flaws. The border is a glazed floral chintz not seen elsewhere in the quilt. The binding is a striped fabric attached in such a way as to look like it is pieced but in fact it is a single fabric...
This Delectable Mountains quilt is delectable not just for the name of the pattern. The choices of color and printed fabrics are equally delectable. The quilt has a wonderful zigzag border in a print very similar to the brown used in the body of the quilt.It is in pristine, unwashed condition.
New York State origin; circa 1850. Measurements are 83" x 92".
This finely sewn white trapunto quilt is done in a most unusual fashion. It is made of 16 inch blocks. The design of one runs into the adjoining block.The corners are filled with trapunto pineapples and the others are a variety of floral patterns. The quilt is in excellent condition. It measures 80" square. Made circa 1830; Massachusetts origin.
Early patriotic child's flag dress with a nice little pocket. The dress is 22" long and is 26" from end of sleeve to end of sleeve. It appears that it is made out of a real flag. The dress is treadle machine sewn and is circa 1900-1920. It is in very good condition but is does have a few stains on the skirt on each side.
This Quaker silk Herringbone doll quilt makes a dramatic three dimensional pattern. It is made of a combination of solid and printed fabrics. They are in slightly delicate condition as one usually finds with silks. It is professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 17 1/2" x 20". The quilt is from Chester County, Pennsylvania; Quaker origin; circa 1870.
This hooked rug pattern of irregular circles is known as Cat's Paw. This example is made of wool; circa 1920; Pennsylvania origin. It is in excellent condition. Measurements are 24" x 35 1/2".
For sale is this fabulous antique silk embroidered piano shawl featuring the most wonderful pansies in a multitude of jewel-like colours. This shawl is just stunning - a real work of art. The pansies have been exquisitely embroidered in satin stitch using all the colours of the rainbow all expertly blended and very neatly finished to the reverse. Please look at all the photos as they do a much better job than I at describing this lovely shawl...
This blue and white linen homespun towel is of the heavy early style. It is hemmed on three sides with the one end being the salvage. It has seen lots of use and washings and it does have some stains but it is a lovely testament of time. It is 18" by 33" and dates to the 1830-40's.
This is a pincushion in the shape of a heart. It is the very early brown velvet with a fabric covered cardboard base. The fabric is embroidered with blue, green and pink floss. This type of pincushion is very early and dates to the 1840's. it is 2" across and 2" high and is in very good condition.
A very nice early pin keep in the shape of a star with beautiful silks and satin fabric all hand sewn. It is 2 1/2" in diameter with age related staining and darkening of the fabric. There are no rips or tears but there is some scuffing to the edges. The colors are stunning. Circa 1870-80
A very nice sewing needle case in the shape of a black woman wearing a cross and an apron with two pockets. She is made with black wool suiting fabric. She is in very good condition. She dates to the last quarter of the 1800's. She is 6 1/2" long and 3 1/2" wide. These are very hard to find it has been quite a few years since I have seen another.
Alphabet quilts are rare and in this eye popping color scheme, even more so. A white pattern on a colored ground is the reverse of what one would usually find in any quilt pattern. The stars used for corner blocks add additional "pop". The quilt measures 68" x 80". It is quilted with concentric circles over each letter and straight lines between. Excellent condition. Franklin County, Pennsylvania origin.
Up for sale is an antique Chinese Manchu woman's informal domestic robe; late 19th or early 20th century; trims embroidered with with wisterias and butterflies, purple silk damask ground with medallions, vibrant colors ! Front enclosure to the right with 4 large gilt toggle-and-loop buttons. The robe is in excellent condition, vibrant colors! Measurements : 54" from collar to bottom, 22" between arm pits, 78" across shoulders when stretched open, 50" when folded, bottom width 35".
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Up for sale is a very large antique Chinese red silk wedding wall hanging / tapestry, embroidered with 2 large phoenixes, peonies, other birds, peaches, butterflies, and flowers executed in silk floss and gold wrapped threads. The tapestry is lined with red brocaded lining and 3.5" border along the edges. Overall is in excellent condition, no wear or fraying, no stains, vibrant colors ! Measurements: Red silk with embroidery 49" x 24"; with border 55.5" x 31"
This unusual applique quilt is made up of graceful floral clusters with two red birds perched on each. The stems support both buds and open flowers. What makes this quilt even more out of the ordinary are the eight lobed medallions placed throughout that are surrounded by arced circles for want of a better term. It is nicely quilted with diagonal lines. The quilt is in excellent, probably unwashed condition. Measurements are 78" square; made circa 1860's.
This is the most complex Carolina Lily quilt that I have ever seen. The arrangement of the densely packed Lilies creates several additional patterns. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. It is made with a beautiful grouping of mid 19th century printed red fabrics. The use of the Oakleaf border is an interesting choice. It is as bold as the body of the quilt.
Measurements are 84" x 90". Maine origin; circa 1860.