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. The quilt measures 82" x 88"...
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...
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...
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.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1800 item #1352379 (stock #1544)
I have seen these before and thought they were for storing knitting needles but I learned through a museum curator that the long channels were used for storing embroidery floss so that it wouldn't tangle. This wonderful example has the initial M T and the date 95 (1795). The hand stitching is so hard to see that you need a magnifying glass. I don't know how they had a needle that thin or thread that fine or a needle with an eye big enough to get the thread through. 15 1/2" long by 3 1/2" wide...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1352373 (stock #1542)
All hand sewn with brown calico fabric, is this very nice antique sewing roll. It is in excellent condition with four separate pockets. The fabric is pieced in areas proving the point of waste not want not. I don't believe this one was ever used. The individual pockets are all lined. It isn't often that you find such a utilitarian piece in such pristine condition. 14" long by 4 1/2" wide and circa 1830-40
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1352338 (stock #1541)
Someone with a sense of humor gave this dear old flannel sheep blue floss eyes and brown eye lashes all the way around. She is big, 10" long including his tail and 6" tall even with her legs askew. Poor design or bad eating habits preventing her from standing on all fours. She has a great smile on her face and floppy ears with finishing stitches around the edges. She is a very sweet old gently played with late 19th C. toy lamb.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1837 VR item #1352219 (stock #1539)
A sampler signed Olive B. Bates born April 5 1813 performed in the year 1824. The history with it is, Olive Bartlett Bates was one of 10 children, the daughter of Thomas Bates and (her namesake) Olive Bartlett….The family was from Kingston Township in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. She died very young at only 13 on November 18, 1826 just 2 years after she completed her little sampler. The sampler is 7" by almost 8". I love it when I can get samplers with provenance...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1351790 (stock #1531)
I can't believe a child could get these little antique gloves on, they are all hand sewn but so tiny and the fingers are so slim...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1837 VR item #1351202 (stock #1521)
A nice old small ditty/seed back made with a very early blue and white ticking material. This has always been a bag for some 180 to 200 years old it is not newly made from old fabric. It has age darkening that looks really nice. It is 5" wide by 6 1/2" tall and seems to have the original string tie. Circa early 1800's.