This is an unfinished antique sampler with alphabets and part of a verse. The sampler has all four original sides, the bottom is the salvage. It is 9 1/2" by 6 1/2". It has holes and staining but would look nice folded in a sewing box or sewing collection.
This strong Ocean Waves quilt is as crisp as the day it was made nearly 140 years ago. It was clearly packed away and well cared for. The red background is a real stand out against the many small triangles, most of which are printed fabrics. It is quilted with the traditional patterns of cable in the border and floral wreaths in the red diamonds. Measurements are 60" x 64". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
This bold Lone Star quilt (aka Star of Bethlehem or Star of Texas) has possibly the finest quilting I have seen on this pattern. It is exquisitely tightly done in a waffle pattern. The diamonds are a mere half an inch to a side throughout the body of the quilt. The borders are quilted with triple groups of diagonal lines. The single row of pink diamonds gives a nice "pop" to the otherwise dark colors.
The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition...
Very heavy homespun blanket in great brown and cream wool. It has a center seam and is nice and clean but it is not without condition problems. It has a few areas of a red kind of bleeding stain for something. It also has holes that look more like it being caught on a bed spring other than from moths. It is 70" by 90" and is very heavy and very nice and priced accordingly. Circa 1840
This is a needle work 8 1/2" by 10" in brown, tan and blue/gray/green floss. It is done on the early open weave canvas, I have forgotten the name of it. It has loss but unless you look carefully you don't see it. See close up pictures. I think it would look wonderful in a period doll house or doll cupboard. This is laced to a piece of cardboard and has a backing of what I think is light green silk grass cloth. This might have been a cover for a homemade book? Not sure but it has a very nice look...
To the best of my knowledge, this Center Medallion Floral Wreath quilt is an original pattern. A bunch of tulips is in the very center and in the corners. The central wreath and vined border have a different flower and buds. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 80" x 90. Inked signatures on the back are Kezzie H. Nye and C.L. Peck.
Made circa 1860; Pennsylvania origin.
This Light and Dark Log Cabin quilt has beautiful highlights of burnt orange. The centers are made of several different red/orange fabrics, one of which is used for the borders. The front is made of wool challis and the back is cotton calico. The quilt is in better than very good condition. It has several very tiny nicks in the border but no other condition apologies. Measurements are 70" x 78". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's
This is an extremely finely crafted example of one of America's most classic quilt patterns - Barnraising Log Cabin. It is as crisp as the day it was made in the 1880's. It has a wonderful and unusual border. Rather than the more traditional piano key in which all of the strips face the same direction, this divides in the middle of each side to create a V in the center. It is made of a well placed combination of solid and printed fabrics. Measurements are 82" square...
This Indigo and white Carpenter's Square quilt is a terrific version of a very three dimensional pattern. While there are actually only four of the carpenter's square blocks, their overlapping placement makes it appear as though there are more. The quilting in a pattern of squares on point furthers the overall theme.The edges of the carpenter's squares seem to meld into the five borders.
Measurements are 76" square; circa 1880. Excellent condition.
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.