All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1301658
This unusual Victorian silk quilt beautifully combines several patterns. It has Tumbling Blocks; Stars; Hexagons and Crazy. In addition to emphasizing the hexagon, the use of light colors for the Crazy pattern creates a halo effect around the central Crazy Star. The pride of the maker is evident in the embroidered inscription on the back "From Ma 1880 1106 pieces". It is in excellent condition; Pennsylvania origin...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1300301
A more accurate name for this quilt might be a one patch in that it is made of consistently small squares throughout. The diagonal placement of light fabrics gives it the Irish chain effect. It is in pristine, unwashed condition with a huge variety of late 19th century fabrics. The backing is a bars pattern as is often seen in quilts of southeast Pennsylvania. This is from Kutztown; circa 1880. Measurements are 80" x 90".
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1300300
About once a decade I am lucky enough to find an Alphabet quilt. This one is particularly special because it is featured in two of the early, most well known books about quilts and folk art. It is a full page illustration on page 136 of "America's Quilts and Coverlets" by Safford and Bishop (1972) and on page 272 of "The Flowering of American Folk Art" by Jean Lipman and Alice Winchester (1974). The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1300298
The elongated Evening Stars makes a wonderful abstracted pattern. The rectangles formed by the joining of the arms of the stars creates a white diamond surrounded by indigo triangles that can become another pattern throughout the quilt. There are many stars but at the same time it is rather light and airy. White squares are quilted with stylized flowers. Measurements are 68" x 80". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1300297
Rarely does one find a Drunkard's Path in crib size. This makes perfect sense as most 19th century mothers would have wanted to steer their children away from such a life path. Fortunately, in the 21st century we can see beyond that to the wonderful abstract design of the Drunkard's Path pattern. This example is particularly nice because of the indigo color and inner triangle border. It is in excellent condition. Measurements are 39" x 39 1/2". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1300187
While the Barnraising Log Cabin is a very quilt traditional pattern, this example looks far more modern than one expects from the late 19th century when it was made. The magenta fabric has a thin black stripe that perfectly ties in with the solid black material. With close examination, one can see that the corners are actually log cabin blocks done entirely in black. The border is quilted with a cable pattern. Pennsylvania Mennonite origin; made circa 1880. Both front and back are wool...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Apparel : Pre 1900 item #1297549 (stock #TX2001)
Age: 19th Century. Origin: Russia. Description: This strikingly exquisite headdress is part of the traditional clothing of White Russian worn during ceremonies. This woman’s headdress is intricately embroidered with gold and silver threads and natural pearls from the Persian Gulf. The name of the maker has been woven into the headdress as part of the design. Dimensions: 8″l x 8″h x 6″w | Product Code: TX2001
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1837 VR item #1297548 (stock #TX2003)
Age: Late 18th – Early 19th Century. Origin: Ottoman Empire, Turkey. Description: During the Turkish Ottoman Empire, it was customary to wrap presents with fine woven textiles. This piece is an example of these textiles with hand-embroidered metal threads and silk over fine cotton. Dimensions: 4′ x 1’4″ | Product code: TX2003
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1297546 (stock #TX2002)
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Age: 19th Century A.D. Origin: Iran or India. Description: Exquisitely hand-made Kashmiri cloth. The plain cotton centre is surrounded by extremely fine embroidery work. Dimensions: 5’5″ x 5’6″ | Product code: TX2002
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1297544
This comforter is made of cigar flannels from the early 20th century. The flannels were given as premiums wrapped around packages of cigarettes and small cigars. The largest flannel is the American flag in the center with slightly smaller flags of Mexico; Italy; Russia and Greece for the corner blocks. All of the other flannels are of Native American motifs. It is in excellent, unwashed condition.The border is a light blue cotton sateen. Measurements are 74" x 82"...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1297543 (stock #TX2006)
Age: Late 19th – Early 20th Century. Origin: Uzbekistan. Description: This textile is hand-dyed and woven on a loom. Woven with six different colours, it is very vivid in colour and the backing is hand-sewn with a floral fabric. Dimensions: 3’3″ x 2’1″. Product code: TX2006
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1297540 (stock #TX2005)
Age: 19th Century. Origin: Persian. Description: This pillow cover is decorated with embroidery in the form of a tree or garden of flowers made with the Chain Stitch technique or also known as, Rashti Dozi over a hand loomed wool fabric. The back is made from a rich red velvet fabric. Dimensions: 1’5″ x 1’5″. Product code: TX2005
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1800 item #1297536 (stock #TX2010)
Age: Late 17th Century. Origin: Europe; possibly German. Description: Made with plain white linen, the construction and design of this rare table cloth is anything but ordinary. Intricate depictions of a deer and men and beasts dancing together as if in a celebration is breathtakingly woven in the bottom half of this cloth while the outside is delicately framed by linen tassels. Dimensions: 16″ x 13″. Product code: TX2010. Price: Please contact.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Hangings : Pre 1900 item #1297535 (stock #TX2011)
Age: ca. 1890. Origin: Rasht, Iran. Description: This exquisite and well preserved Rashti-Duzi features the traditional and impressive chain stitch technique seen in many Persian embroidery...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1297529 (stock #TX2015)
Age: 19th Century. Description: Beautiful velvet vintage pouch. Hand-stitched and embroidered on the back and front with gold coloured beads, sequences and wired trimmings. Used in the 19th century as an eyeliner case, this beautiful vintage case can be used as a pouch for any of your unique little processions. Dimensions: 2″ x 3″. Product Code: TX2015
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1297522
This Victorian doll quilt has so many different elements that it is difficult to characterize it. On the one hand, it has many features of a Crazy Quilt. The two fans in the corners, for instance, are often seen on Crazies. The multiple diamonds in squares in the center, though, give it a very different feel, as do the American flag; variable star and pinwheel. In all, it's a wonderful combination. It measures 18 1/2" x 19" including the lace border...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1297471
This wonderful floral album quilt is a combination of traditional and original appliqued blocks. Many of the original ones are done with reverse applique and look very much like the scherenschnitte paper cutouts popular with Pennsylvania Germans. Each of the four corners has a variation of a wreath pattern giving cohesion to the composition. The swag and tassel border beautifully frames the light and graceful applique blocks...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1297470
This traditional Sawtooth pattern quilt is elevated to a different level by the use of three borders. Technically, the innermost is actually part of the Sawtooth blocks but visually it serves as part of the frame. The interior of the quilt is a brick or adobe color with the two outermost borders in red. It is in unwashed condition. It has a few light smudges that I do not feel warrant a wash but it certainly can be done if one chooses. Measurements are 65" x 78". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.