A very nice pair of Ohio Amish black wool stockings with bands of pink and purple. The top edge of the socks are scalloped. They are in excellent condition. The heel is executed in a very interesting and different way. 10" long and the foot is 4". Circa 1900
A wonderful large size Arts and Crafts embroidered sewing bag, circa 1910. The linen bag is embroidered in a stepped design with stylized Arts and Crafts motifs in golds, blues and greens with narrow black highlights. These bags were often sold as kits, inspired by embroideries designed by C.F. Voysey and others for Liberty & Co. in London. This example is skillfully done and in excellent condition. L: 14.5"; W: 10".
An embroidered linen sewing bag from the Arts and Crafts period. Decorated with stylized flowers and a flap embroidered with the word "NEEDLES" in period letters. Probably sold as a kit, these Arts and Crafts bags were popular between 1890 and 1920. They were inspired by embroideries designed by C.F. Voysey and others which were retailed at Liberty & Co. in London. This example has a cotton cord drawstring closure. Good condition. L: 13.25"; W:10.25".
A linen Arts and Crafts embroidered bag with geometric motifs in an unusual red color. These bags were sold as kits and were popular during the 1890-1920 period. They were inspired by similar embroideries designed by C.F. Voysey and others retailed by Liberty & Co. in London. The cotton drawstring is somewhat faded and there is some wear to the embroidered buttonholes, but the highlight of this bag is the strong and vibrant red colors. L: 10"; W: 8".
A shaped linen bag with Arts and Crafts embroidered designs in medium and light shades of blue consisting of typical stylized flowers, stars and leaves of the period. A steel rib has been sewn in to the top to maintain the shape, and there is a brass snap closure. The bag is hand sewn and the flap is lined with cotton. Two early plastic rings are sewn on the top to hold the original cording straps. Excellent condition. L: 11.5"; W: 9.25".
Origin: Middle East.
Description: A beautiful semi-antique Tabriz carpet sign work shop of Javan featuring a central medallion over a vibrant teal green field and the maker’s signature woven into the carpet’s border. In excellent condition.
Dimensions: 8.2 x 10.10 feet
This Princess Feather is beautifully quilted with a clamshell pattern.
The center of each Feather has the unusual feature of a Lemoyne Star. Whether intentional or not, the white areas around it create the look of a flower. The border continues the Feather theme with the addition of individual leaves.
It has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 86" x 88". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.
This Joseph's Coat Quilt has all the bells and whistles one looks for in this typically Lancaster County pattern. It repeats seven stripes of the most desirable colors with a diagonal stripe border. Each color is well quilted with a different pattern. The border is quilted with a chevrons pattern. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The backing is a brown and red print shown in the last thumbnail. Measurements are 79" x 80"; circa 1880.
The placement of color gives this Mennonite Log Cabin Quilt more than its basic Light and Dark pattern. The light grays form a diamond around the maroon corners. The flame red centers and inner border add bounce to the entire piece. The border is quilted with a chevrons pattern. It is made of medium weight wools with a cotton back. Circa 1890; Pennsylvania origin. Measurements are 70" x 73"; excellent condition.
This One Patch Charm Quilt is more than its name. The blocks are set on point and colors are used to create a Nine Patch Center Diamond. The term Charm Quilt refers to one in which no fabric is repeated. Many are very similar but on close examination, it is evident that they are not the same.
This quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurement are 70" x 76". Oley valley, Berks County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
This classic Barnraising Log Cabin quilt has a charming twist. The centers are all Nine Patches. They are done in solid reds which make them really pop out against the prints of the rest of the quilt. The prints include conversationals with anchors, horse heads and jockeys on horses. It is in excellent condition. Measurements are 72" x 82" >Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
This extraordinary pictorial quilt depicts images that are both fierce and friendly. On the bottom are hounds chasing stags while on the top is a tree of life surrounded by birds, one of which may be a dove. It's a shame not to be able to speak with the quiltmaker to learn more of her intent but perhaps it is a metaphor for both the danger and kindness of life. Or am I reading too much into it?
The quilt is from Pennsylvania; circa 1870's. Measurements are 77" x 78"...
Very delicate beautifully decorated Spanish framed hand fan-late 19thc-hand painted with roses on silk- fancy lace, crystal beads with raised gilt designs on mother of pearl sticks-minor detachment of backing on small area at edge of frame --no condition problems with fan=-20 inches by 13 inches in frame
You are looking at an antique Vintage Cotton Patchwork Quilt. Assembled squares of old cotton prints, made to look like cabins, or just a small house.
It is machine sewn possibly a treadle, lots of loose threads on the back. This quilt has no backing. It has an old look to it, some discolour, the white is yellowing. It has NOT been cleaned. Some tears, unstitching on the corners. But overall a good look.
It measures 87 x 72 inches...
This is one of the most interesting cotton Crazy Quilts that I have seen. The indigo background certainly contributes to the punchy look of the quilt. The blocks are a nice combination of crazy and traditional patterns. The center block cleverly combines with the four surrounding it to create something of a medallion. A note sewn to the quilt reads "A Present To Harry W. Keller From Grandma Keller 1900 74 years"...
This strippy quilt is a wonderful take off on Chinese Coins. The strips are mostly rectangular but have a lot of variety adding squares, triangles and irregular shapes. The quilt is made of a fabulous variety of fabrics from the third quarter of the 19th century. The background fabric is a small paisley print and the reverse is a print with hops. It is in unwashed, pristine condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880. Measurements are 68" x 84".
It is safe to say that this stunning version of a Joseph's Coat quilt is an original.The diagonal stripes form a three dimensional looking herringbone pattern that I have never seen.
The yellow Bars are all quilted with cable patterns. It is in unwashed condition with some minor spotting that does not detract from the graphic impact of the quilt.
Measurements are 72" x 89".
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
This LeMoyne Stars quilt is made of a beautiful variety of fabrics and unusual color choices. The background and swag and bow border are a pale marigold colored print that is beautifully offset with the brown grid. Condition is very good but not perfect; there is some weakness to a few of the diamonds making up the stars. Measurements are 74" x 93"; Pennsylvania origin. Made circa 1830's.