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.
A very nice patchwork doll quilt with great calico fabrics. The quilt is hand sewn with tiny little stitches and the edge is put on with treadle sewing machine. It has fading and some staining consistent with lots of hour of being played with. It is 18" square and circa 180-90.
This unusual quilt combines Wild Goose Chase and Improved Nine Patch (aka Puss in the Corner) patterns. The rust colored fabric in the center of the squares gives the impression of additional Nine Patches but it is part of the printed fabric. It is quilted throughout with square patterns. Both the color choices and combination of patterns are original.
Made circa 1870's; excellent condition.
An Authentic Hand-Woven 19th Century Tibetan Rug (c.1860-1895) in Very Good Condition, with a traditional Tibetan design of three rigidly bordered circles in the center with a wide patterned border surrounding the center shapes; in this case predominately woven in deep reds and blues, with a very special and unique touch of dragons woven into each of the center circles, wrapped around the inner borders; truly wonderful craftsmanship! The Off-White Fringes on both sides are even and have only fr...
An 18th c French yellow silk underdress front, beautifully and heavily embroidered with metallic threads. The overall size is 27 1/2" by 19". The condition is good, with some scattered wear and pulls. It could highly benefit from a careful pressing.
Antique 19th C rosewood sewing box with a ball bun foot at each corner. Padded top fits nicely and lifts off. Designed to be displayed on a table top, it is a solid piece measuring 6.5" high, 6.75" across, 5" front to back.
To the best of my knowledge, this Mennonite applique quilt is a unique pattern. The double sawtooth border and cable pattern quilting are traditional elements in Mennonite quilts but it departs from there. The body of the quilt is stitched with rows of undulating lines. The color choices are unusual but not unknown in Mennonite quilts. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition...
An Authentic Hand-Woven 19th Century Tibetan Rug (c.1860-1895) in Pristine Condition considering the age of 125+ Years, with a traditional Tibetan design of three rigidly bordered circles in the center with a wide patterned border surrounding the center shapes; in this case a patterned border with blue background, outlined with a thin red border in place of fringe, and a center field of yellow on which the circular patterns are woven...
Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt with rich jewel tones. It is primarily made of fine wool challis with an occasional strip of silk. The back is also light weight wool. The centers are done in a way not usually seen. The fact that they are divided into triangles works especially well as it continues the diagonal theme of the Straight Furrows.
The lower left corner has a variation in the placement of one block. Some would say this is a demonstration of humility in that only God is perfect...
A rectangular French woolen shawl made on a Jacquard's loom, dating to the mid 1800's. Woven with a small black center surrounded by large botehs and volutes, the short sides with Harlequin borders and fringes. One long side with a later fabric tape. Condition: few old mends, thin areas, splits, some small holes (mostly backed with white fabric), some fringes lost. Dimension: 330 cm x 160 cm (without fringes).
This Interlocking Squares quilt is a pattern I have not seen before. It is rather remarkable that such a simple pattern can create such a three dimensional effect. The printed centers of the squares contrast well with the solid blue and white adding to the dimensionality. The squares are quilted with a curvilinear pattern that is an interesting contrast to the hard edges of the pieced pattern.
The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 78" square...
An Authentic Hand-Woven 19th Century Tibetan Rug (c.1860-1895) in Wonderful Condition, with a traditional Tibetan design of three rigidly bordered circles in the center with a wide patterned border surrounding the center shapes; in this case a dark yellow border with a blue center field. The Off-White Fringes on both sides are even and have not frayed at all over time, having only slight discoloration with age, as is expected...
This very bold Lone Star (aka Star of Bethlehem) quilt is made even more so by the intense blue background. It is what is referred to as "double blue" and seen most often in the quilts of southeastern Pennsylvania. The inward facing sawtooth border is an unusual twist. Most often, the triangles are facing out. It is well pieced and quilted.
The quilt is in unwashed, pristine condition. Measurements are 80" square. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Postage stamp blocks make a wonderful combination in this Double Nine Patch quilt. Each block is less than 3/4" to a side. The smaller blocks are combined to a larger Nine Patch pattern. Small Nines between the larger ones make it a very unified design. The browns and pinks together form a lovely, warm palette. The quilt measures 76" x 86". There is a light smudged area along one border but no other condition apologies. Made circa 1880's; Pennsylvania origin.
The streamlined pieced pattern of this Straight Furrows quilt provides the perfect showcase for its exquisite quilting. The diagonal white rows alternate between feather patterns and grapes with leaves and tendrils. The printed fabric is more blue than appears on my monitor.
Measurements are 83" x 91". Made circa 1850; Pennsylvania origin. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition.
A very nice child size red, white and blue checked bonnet. It has the cardboard stays that are removable so the bonnet can be washed. I like this feature because you can hang the bonnet on a peg rack so much easier without the stays. It is in good condition it just one spot at the very top of the brim...see picture. It is 13" top to bottom and 9" front to back.
This is a very large great blue green color apron with bib that was pinned and tabs at side were pinned also. This is an early apron 1870-80's. The sewing is treadle machine but the seams are hand stitched down so there was a lot of care then went into the making of this. It goes to the floor on me and is meant to wrap completely around. It has staining and fading that tells of its history of lots of hard work...