All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Apparel : Pre 1920 item #1257305 (stock #837)
Small antique straw hat for a young boy with nice early form. It is 9 1/4" by 10 1/2" and is 3 1/2" tall. It has the original brown gross grain ribbon and the original paper label inside. The label has a picture of a boy waving his "Middy" hat, please see pictures. The inside rim has a nice leather band. There is a little chip where the braid stops at the outer edge and a tiny hole on the rim about 1/2" in diameter...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1257131 (stock #833)
A sewing notions storage book made by the Shakers and sold in a local store. It is made of fine linen with a brown tape border. On the front of the six page book in brown ink script is "A Friend in Need". Inside the book there are 10 pockets with button flaps with names of contents, Needles, Thread,Cotton, Tape, Pins, Buttons, Sewing Silk and Twist, Piping Cord, Elastic, and Lace. This is circa 1880 and has never been used so it is in wonderful condition. 5" by 5 1/2".
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Rugs : Pre 1900 item #1257092 (stock #158497)
Loew Antiques
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A spectacular and extremely rare square Ushak in the most sublime colors. Measures 11' 10" by 11'6 inches. Circa 1900. This rug would look stunning in a modern home that has a light color palette as a central attention piece. No odors rot or decay. Some low areas as you would expect form a rug of this age.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Hangings : Pre 1900 item #1256402
Dimensions:

H 19 in. x W 19.5 in. (framed)

Lovely 19th century Floral patterned Needlepoint. Design is alternating columns of naturalistic and stylized garlands, surrounded by a link-chain border. In period frame. Excellent example of Victorian wool needlepoint work.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Hangings : Pre 1700 item #1256072
Dimensions:

H 120in. x W 88 ½ in.

Superb 17th century tapestry, with its bordure. The main subject of the tapestry is an allegorical portrait of Louis XIV and Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan, as Venus and a disarmed Mars. The bordure is decorated with stylized flowers, festoons, fleur-de-lys, and coronets.

Provenance: Brussels Tapestries Factories. In the manner of Jacob Jordaens.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1256059
This amazing fine linen tea cloth or centerpiece has the most beautifully executed Italian reticella drawnwork and perfectly stitched embroidered floral designs all by hand. The embroidery stands out and is heavily stitched with precision. The needle lace drawn work is some of the finest I have seen, with intricate designs throughout. It has 3 " of hand made bobbin lace surrounding it. It measures approx. 44" in diameter...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1256048
This richly colored Courthouse Steps Log Cabin quilt pattern is beautifully colored with perfectly compatible tones of browns, reds and deep pinks. The quilt won blue ribbon at the Greater Allentown (Pennsylvania) Fair. The person who entered the quilt has the same surname as item # 1256044 which also won first place at the Fair. They most likely came from the same family but were probably entered considerably after they were made in the 1880's. Measurements are 91" x 93"; excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1256044
Beautifully made Light and Dark Log Cabin quilt in a variety of late 19th century calico fabrics. They are well placed using the browns to create the diamonds and particularly carefully done in the middle creating a square around the central diamond. Sewn to the quilt is the first prize ribbon from the Greater Allentown (Pennsylvania) Fair. The winner has the same surname as that of item #1256048 which also won a blue ribbon. Unfortunately, it does not say what year it was entered...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1800 item #1255957 (stock #10552)
Embroidered Russian Chalice Cover in the form of a cross with foliate decoration of silver and gold thread on velvet. Probably 18th Century.

Provenance (according to note on backing paper): Marjorie Merriweather Post - owner of Hillwood Estate, Washington D.C.

Diameter of Cover: 18"
Frame: 25" x 21.5"

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1255943
This unusual Starbursts quilt is especially complex because of the pieced diamonds background. Five starbursts and four other geometric elements seem to float upon it. It is made of a wide variety of late 19th century fabrics that are well blended. There is some light soiling on some of the light color fabrics but it does not detract from the dramatic impact of this unusual quilt. Measurements are 82" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1253771
This Rising Sun quilt (aka Russian Sunflower) has it all. It is a beautiful pattern with extraordinary quilting and extensive provenance. It was made by Mary Showman Poffenberger (1827-1902) for her husband Elias Poffenberger (1827-1901). The Poffenberger farm is well known because it was on the Antietam National Battlefield. The quilt was made close to the time of the Civil War. It measures90" x 102". It is densely quilted with tiny stitches in multiple patterns...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Rugs : Pre 1920 item #1253546 (stock #15489)
Loew Antiques
$3,500.00
A Stunning Heriz Serapi with fabulous design and color choices. Measures 8'8" by 11"6". All vegetal dyes and an extremely well thought out design with balanced color rarely seen in a Heriz.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Rugs : Pre 1900 item #1253544 (stock #14589)
Loew Antiques
$2,200.00
A Stunning rug in wonderful condition. Very suitable to today's style. Full pile and beautifully soft wool. Measures 9'7" by 12' 4".
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1253265
The embroidery and buttonholed scallops with rare little knots around were most certainly hand made by a quite accomplished artist! The satin stitching is so perfect and stands so tall. This piece was almost certainly done by a young woman for her trousseau, as the basket was often a symbol of prosperity in the marriage. Perfect for a young bride today, perhaps as a centerpiece for the vase of flowers (hopefully not carnations) her new husband just presented...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1252989
To the best of my knowledge, this quilt pattern combining Black Eyed Susans with Barnraising is an original. The green has probably lightened with washing but the quilt remains vibrant and strong. The egg yolk yellow/ orange of the Barnraising perfectly continues the Black Eyed Susan theme. Measurements are 67" x 80". Probably Southern origin; circa 1900.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1252672
This Courthouse Steps Log Cabin quilt is unusual because of the use of solid white blocks with the calico prints. The piano key border is a nice way to continue the strips of the Log Cabin while offering a variation in the pattern. The center of each Log Cabin consists of solid red and white blocks but their placement varies, another nice touch. They may appear rust color on some monitors but in reality, they are bright, clear red. Measures 74" x 84". Summer weight with no batting...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1252671
LeMoyne Stars quilt with stars on an lovely small scale. They measure about 3 1/2" in diameter. Most are red with solid tobacco brown but scattered among the two outermost rows are some with green calico instead of brown. Who knows why the maker made this variation? It has a well chosen border of squares set on point . It is finely quilted with clamshell patterns...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1252521
Well made Four Patch quilt with a good variety of late 19th century fabrics. The light tones are well placed so it gives the effect of a chain in addition to the primary Four Patch. It measures 86" x 88" which is rather large for the 1880's when it was made. Pristine condition; Pennsylvania origin. The backing fabric is shown in the last thumbnail photo. It may appear black on some monitors but is actually an indigo ground.