All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1357512
This geometric quilt looks as though it would be a known pattern but I have been unable to locate another. I have given it a descriptive name but one would more accurately have to call it a Three and a Half Patch pattern. Setting it in strips with good use of lights and darks gives it lots of movement. Regardless of what one calls it, it is an interesting pattern made with beautiful fabrics that date from the 1850's to 1870's...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1837 VR item #1357417 (stock #1608)
This is a very interesting early homespun linen pocket. These pockets were tied around the waist over the woman's petticoat but under her skirt. There would have been a slit in the side seam of her hand sewn skirt to access the pocket. This pocket was not probably worn by a wealthy woman but more than likely a modest hard working woman, the pocket tells us that...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1357345 (stock #1605)
This is a miniature sampler done on homespun linen fabric done in a gray green floss with one brown border at the top. It is complete and has all four edges. It is in an older frame with the old paper on the back but not the original frame and maybe it never got framed until this one. It is 4 1/2" by 4 1/2" and is 5" by 5" in the frame. It is one alphabet and numbers 1 through 5 and signed , Jane Mitchell aged 9 years. It has a stain on the top left side, not bad but it is there. Circa 1820-30...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1357106
This unusual quilt pattern goes by both the name Rainbow and Flo's Fan. It is made with a wonderful grouping of solid color pastels. Arranging them in diagonal rows makes this rare pattern even more striking. It is nicely quilted with multiple rows forming a concentric X in each off block. The binding is attached by machine. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 68" x 74". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920's...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1356924 (stock #1594)
This is a brown calico fabric sewing roll for storing floss so it won't tangle. It has four channels for different colors and then needle keep at the end. The sewing roll is all hand sewn and in excellent condition. It is 12" long by 3" wide and rolls up to a tiny little cylinder. It is circa 1830-40. It is a rare form that you won't find that often.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1356265
This charming crib quilt is made with Nine Patch blocks that abut one another creating a Bars pattern. Between the rows of Nine Patches are four rows of fabric; three of which are different aspects of the same print. The quilt is in very good condition. The fabrics are all strong and intact. There is some very slight discoloration on the pink calico border. Measurements are 40" x 45 1/2". Oley, Pennsylvania (Berks County) origin; circa 1880.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Apparel : Pre 1910 item #1355809 (stock #1227)
19th century Chinese textile kesi rank badge (also called mandarin square) from the back of an official’s robe. The badge dates from early to mid-19th century, and denotes the fifth civil rank symbolized by the bird on the badge - the Silver Pheasant. Numerous woven designs include sun, rocks among waves and clouds, bats in flight, fungus of Immortality, peaches, peonies, lotus flowers and other Emblems of the 8 Immortals, Buddhist Emblems and Eight Treasures...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1355785
This well designed, bold Laurel Leaf quilt is a traditional pattern done in an unusual way. The same block is repeated throughout but the placement of color and the double sawtooth frames makes it appear as though more is going on. It gives it a contemporary feel even though it was made in the 1860's.The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 72" x 73".
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Apparel : Pre 1910 item #1355773 (stock #1232)
An embroidered blue silk ground dragon robe Late Qing dynasty The nine dragons and tiny shou medallions throughout worked in gilt-wrapped threads amid other auspicious emblems, clouds and the tall lishui border below embroidered in various colors of silk floss; the black ground neck bands worked en suite (altered, faded and worn). 54in (137cm) long
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1355675
This beautiful applique quilt appears to be an original pattern alternating with traditional oakleaves. The red fabric is as unusual as the pattern. It is very well quilted with wreaths between the applique. The centers have different designs including hearts; stars; apples; flowers and a pear. The quilt is in excellent unwashed condition. There is slight unevenness to the background that could be remedied with a wash but I don't feel it is necessary. Measurements are 86" x 88"...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1837 VR item #1355332
This stunning Lone Star (aka Star of Bethlehem) has all of the features one would wish for in a quilt of this type. It is finely quilted with floral patterns; crosshatch and quadruple diagonal lines. It has a thin batting that makes it a little difficult to see the quilting well in the photos. The central star is framed with borders of diamonds; Lemoyne Stars and Tree Everlasting. The outer chintz border has cherubs throughout...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1355044
This quilt most closely known as Shoo Fly (aka Alamanizer) is an unusual combination of elegant and country. The basic quilting; medium thick batting and plaid ground give it a very country feel. At the same time, there is a blue glazed cotton used throughout that is most often seen in far "dressier" pieces. The maker evidently had an eye for detail as in the lower right block, she pieced the same blue striped fabric in four different designs...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1354947 (stock #1576)
This is just the best little alphabet sampler in the form of a book or a card and given as a gift from Eliza Dixon. It is backed with a velvet cover but it doesn't stay closed easily so I think it has spent most of it's life open as you see it. It is on a white homespun linen and wool and it has some bites out that you can see in some of the pictures but they are very hard to see. when you are standing 12 or more inches away. They do not interfere with any of the letters and numbers and there ar...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1354793
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul is the perfect name for this positive/negative quilt pattern. It is made of fine cotton sateen in a beautiful shade of blue. The rounded cable patterning of the quilting in the border echoes the circles of the main pattern. It is from Pennsylvania; circa 1920. The front of the quilt is in excellent condition. There is some darkening on the back where it has been folded for many years but it does not show through to the front. Measurements are 74" x 76".
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1353897 (stock #1555)
Very nice poplar Shaker bonnet with a label marking the size as a 5. They were also made in size #6 and size #7. The bonnets were sold by the Shakers in their gift shops but they were not made by the Shakers. This one is in very good condition. It does have a few brown stains at the top of the brim edge, see photo. This is just about as good as you can get for this type of Shaker bonnet.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1353866 (stock #735)
This is a particularly well made version of a traditional Garden Maze Quilt. The center of each maze is quilted with a LeMoyne Star pattern. Corner blocks are created by extending the mazes. The scalloped edge is a nice counterpoint to the hard edges of the Maze pattern. Cable quilting in the border gracefully follows the scallops.The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. Measurements are 80" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920's.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1353861
This exuberant Pots of Flowers Quilt is finely quilted and appliqued. It is dated 1876 in quilting with initials EG. Abutting hearts in the center are a lovely design but the star they form makes it even more special. The center design is surrounded by a quilted wreath. Partial wreaths are throughout the body of the quilt. Flower buds in the pots are repeated in the border to make it all a perfectly unified design. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in mint condition. Measurement...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1353145
This Princess Feather quilt is striking because of both the pattern and the colors. Solid red is appliqued on deep forest green. The feathers are finely appliqued and continued throughout the border. Corner blocks of a similar design beautifully complete the pattern. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The calico fabric used for the backing dates to the 1880's. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Mennonite origin. Measurements are 74" x 76". Quilted throughout with diagonal lines.