Framed sampler, 17 3/4" x 12 1/4"
Antique button or seed bag with a drawstring top. The fabric is a fine dark blue and white print. The bag has some stains at the bottom from something being stored in it. The bag is soft and worn and has a nice feel to it. It is 4" long by 3" wide.
Antique hand sewn potholder with nice early brown calico fabrics. The back and the edge are a blue striped cotton with a navy blue dot. The edges have a couple of holes but don't do completely through. The size is 6" by 5 1/2". A nice late 19th C. potholder.
Antique pair of doll's knit long johns or long underwear. They are hand sewn and probably cut from some larger knit item. They are not super stretchy so the measurements will be important if you want to put them on a doll or bear. I think they are so cute they would look wonderful hung or framed. They measure 9" long, 4" across the shoulders, armhole 1 1/2" and 4" across the hips. This is with them laying flat so figures should be doubled...
19th C. child's hand knit cotton mittens very nicely done with the tiniest of needles. They are and off white and in unused condition. There is on little snag at the seam. They are 6" long.
Antique long stockings for a little girl circa 1890-1900. The socks are very fine wool and there are a couple of bites near the top of one sock and a tiny hole halfway up on the other. The heal on one sock needs a mend..see close up picture. These are darling early country socks that are 10" long and the foot is 3" long.
Indian Meadow Quilt (aka Sawtooth) in a beautiful, unusual shade of melon. It is in pristine, unwashed condition. Nicely quilted in cross hatch patterns. Measurements are 64" x 84". Hamilton, New Jersey origin; circa 1900.
A vibrant kaleidoscopic background sets off this charming reclining dog hooked rug. The dog has whimsical yellow paws; ears and nose adding to his unique charm. The initials EG are probably those of the maker. Professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 30 1/2" x 40". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin. Made of wool; excellent condition.
This Victory Star Crib Quilt also goes by the pattern names of Hands All Around and Yankee Pride. Regardless of the name, a Lemoyne Star sits at the center of eight half stars. The geometry of the pattern is nicely balanced by a swag border. Several of the brick colored lobes of the border show some "popping" but it is not throughout.
Nicely quilted. Measures 36" x 46". Made circa 1870; Pennsylvania origin.
Sassy is the best description for this colorful Log Cabin Quilt. The bold pattern is made even more so by the use of color and fabrics. It is made of wide strips of colorful satins. The backing is also an unusual choice of yellow damask linen. Measurements are 80" square; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
No need for electricity when you have this brilliant Log Cabin Quilt to light up a room. The boldness of the pattern combined with the satin fabrics make for a brilliant, somewhat whimsical statement.
Measurements are 70" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920. Excellent condition.
This elegant white trapunto was made originally as a dresser scarf but would serve equally well as a wall hanging. The grape; leaf and heart motifs are sewn with the tiniest stitches imaginable. The three dimensional effect is achieved by spreading apart threads on the back to insert additional cotton.
Made in Pennsylvania; circa 1820. Measurements are 33" x 54" including fringe.
Excellent condition. Measures 33" x 54".
Exquisitely made pair of pieced pillow cases in the Evening Stars pattern. Handmade ricrac along the edges is the ultimate in fine detail.The initials EH are embroidered on each in the tiniest of stitches.
These would make a glorious finish to a finely turned bed.
Made in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in the 1830's.
Measure 17.5" x 28".
This sweet day dress is made of organdy and has hand done embroidery and smocking. The edging is French lace with a ruffled hem. Two tiny buttons form the back closure. The underslip is made of the same fabric and has buttons at the shoulder making it easy to put on and take off. The gathered puffed sleeves and embroidered bib at the neck complete this perfect toddler dress. The dress measures 19 inches from the back neck to the bottom. It dates between 1900-1920. Mint condition.