A very beautiful watered silk antique Shaker needle case in very good condition with only a few age spots. It is a big size, 6" top to bottom including neck ruffle and side to side 4 1/2". The layered wool interior for holding needles and pins has never been used. This if a fine example of a 19th C Shaker needle case that was sold by the Shakers in their gift shops.
This is a very nice antique brown checked cotton apron. The condition is good with only a few light spots and some lighter and darker areas but nothing out of the ordinary and barely noticeable. The apron is 28" across the waistband to the ties on either side, and it is 40" long. There are no rips or tears and it is sturdy enough to use. Looks great hanging on a peg rack and the fabric is nice and soft from use.
A very nice all original homespun cotton and brown calico sewing roll. It is all hand sewn with tiny little stitches. It has four pockets and has the brown calico trim on two of the pockets and used as trim around the whole sewing roll. The only condition problem is the stain on the top left corner of the red and white calico pocket at the top. The sewing roll is 16" long by 5" wide. It has the original loop at the top for hanging. This is a very nice early sewing roll, circa 1840-60.
Antique large sewing case with 4 hearts that fold in to make the shape of one heart. Each heart has a purpose. The first heart has two smaller pink wool hearts one on top of the other to serve as needle and pin holders, the second heart is for safety pins, the third is for floss and the fourth for needle cases. The work is exquisite. The interior is pink and green silk and the exterior is watered silk. Each heart is 4" by 4". When open and flat is it 8 1/2" square...
This is an antique Chinese embroidered silk piano or Cantonese shawl dating from the late 19th century or early 20th century and all hand embroidered in coloured silks on a cream silk background. The colours are as vibrant as the day this was painstakingly created by hand. The four large scenes are surrounded by birds and foliage and there is a small border of flowers and birds surrounding the main block. There is a lovely silk fringe which is all intact...
For sale is this amazing antique Japanese shibayama and 15 carat gold mounted handle with black silk shade. The handle is inset with mother of pearl, coral and other stones and depicts wisteria and vine tendrils with a swallow perched on one of the vines. The handle section is mounted top and bottom with hallmarked 15 carat gold mounts which have been beautifully engraved and date to 1897. There is a monogrammed cartouche to the gold section nearest the silk shade...
The ground fabric is linen entirely embroidered with fruits and flowers in silk and metallic threads and some padding. Once maybe a chasuble and later modified to a dresser cover. Condition: loose and missing threads. Dimension: 94 cm x 40 cm.
Barjasta carpet, multi fabric, woll, shades of red, brown and blue. Afghanistan. 150x150 cm. late 20-21th century. Good condition.
Pink roses with decorations in yellow, light green and darker pink. Bessarabian ca 1870. 365x200 cm. Have slight tare and natural blech. Restored by Karl Petrl, Hobart, Tasmania. This carpet was bought by the Voight family in Austria and brought to Austrailia, Queensland about 1980 and thereafter it was bouught to Tasmania where it was bought by Margareta Loutsinen and was taken to Sweden in 2010.
Rare 19th Century needlepoint of a young girl feeding a deer while a playful cat is rolling under a table. In its original frame, which in itself is quite unusual, this was a memorial piece as evidenced by the broken tree/trees symbolizing a life cut short. We don't know much about its history except that it belonged to a New England family who retired in North Carolina. It measures 24 inches high and 21" wide. The photos are shot out of the frame and in the frame. Dates mid or early 1800's.
A very nice center seam homespun blanket in onion skin brown and natural unbleached wool. It is clean and ready to use but is does have some stains and maybe 10 small holes It is 72" by 80". It is heavy but soft to the touch. Circa 1830-40.
This charming Sampler Quilt is appliqued with many of the elements the maker likely saw on her farm. In addition to a horse; cow; rooster; cat; vegetables; flowers and birds it has the most unusual feature of a hand saw! There are also some unidentified appliques. It is difficult to know whether they were meant as abstract shapes or, more likely, had meaning to the maker. The initials A.S are appliqued but unfortunately, not an entire name. The quilt is from Kimberton, Pennsylvania...
Antique indigo blue and white cotton homespun neckerchief with red initials HEK (I think).It is 33 1/2" square. It is very sturdy fabric and is American. It is one mend and one small hole, see pictures. This is so sturdy that it could be used on a table. Circa 1840-50
It is not often that one sees a Hexagons quilt done solely in indigo calico fabrics. This is done with a variety of prints. Some are the same print in various shades of blue. It is nicely quilted and in pristine condition. It has been professionally laundered. Measurements are 78" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
This is a fine example of a classic Feathered Stars quilt. It is beautifully pieced and quilted. The triangles making the feathered effect and the double borders are just 5/8" to a side. When one takes into account that the quilt measures 94" square, that's a lot of triangles! The quilting is as fine as the piecing. The outer border has an elegant scrolling feather pattern. The off blocks are done with unusual flowers and waffle patterns. The quilt is in excellent condition; made circa 1860.
This unusual Center Medallion would be described by most as a mother-daughter quilt. The center pieced and appliqued original design was done in the 1860's and the outer frames completed some twenty or thirty years later.
The center is a quirky and original design surrounded by more traditional tulips. The red outer frames are done in a calico print from the late 19th century. The quilt has been professionally laundered...
This Variable Stars quilt is made with deep, rich printed fabrics. The material of the border and off blocks is especially unusual because of the leaping stags throughout.
The binding is the back rolled over. There is some wear to the edge but the body of the quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 90" x 94". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1830.
Antique flannel dog filled with grain or sawdust that makes him feel like a bean bag and allows him to stand nicely. He has big bead eyes and replaced floppy ears. The original ears must have been further back where you see a white patch. That patch is white flannel that hasn't gotten dirty. He has a couple of mends but is old and nice and has a bit of a worried look. He is 7 1/2" long and 6" tall. (His ears are a wool knit fabric that looks like they have been there for a while.) Hi is 19th C...