Beautiful set of Hand-embroidered vintage tablecloth with 10 matching napkins from the beginning of the 20th century, each made from a very soft cotton and centering the initial “C.R” surrounded by floral pattern. Usual wears can be seen here and there due to the age.
Dimensions: Tablecloth: 83 ½” x 65” Napkins: 20 ½” x 18”.
This is a Bars quilt with soft, creamy solid color shirting fabrics. It is nicely framed with a triangle border that repeats the quilting pattern within the Bars.It is in pristine, unwashed condition. Lebanon County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920. Measurements are 70" x 84".
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...
Lone Star (aka Star of Bethlehem) quilt on a richly colored blue background. The diamond shaped pieces making up the star are beautifully color coordinated. It is difficult to see in the photos, but the corner blocks are quilted with eagles. The blue triangles are also well quilted with wreaths and flowers. The backing is a lush red paisley print to which the quilt can be reversed making for an entirely different bedcover. Made circa 1870's; Pennsylvania origin.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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"
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...