A Persian wool bag face or mafrash panel in knotted pile, maybe a Baluchi rug. The border with running dog pattern. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: clean, few small areas with low pile, one corner with small loss (photo no. 6). Dimension without fringes: 37 cm x 72 cm.
A Kilim flatweave mafrash wool panel with geometric design, the slender stripes worked in Sumakh technique. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: ome thin area (photo no. 3), some traces of usage, area with some wax residue. Dimension without fringes: c. 36 cm x 85 cm.
This Caesar's Crown quilt has a wonderful diagonal sashing filled with diamonds that adds lots of zing to the piece. It is beautifully quilted with a variety of patterns. The corners are filled with pots of flowers and grape clusters with leaves throughout the border. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 86" x 89". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.
A Turkoman wool bag face or mafrash panel in knotted pile. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: some traces of usage, areas with uneven pile, few small old mends. Dimension without fringes: 34 cm x 69.5 cm.
A Kordi wool flatweave bag face or mafrash panel decorated with diamond lattice pattern, some areas in Kilim technique. Reverse with floating threads. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: some traces of usage. Dimension without fringes: 33.5 cm x 68.5 cm.
A Sumakh flatweave mafrash panel with geometric design in horizontal stripes. Made of wool in beautiful colors. From an old Swiss collection. Please refer, for a very similar patterned Sumakh mafrash panel by the Maku-Kurds, to "Rare Oriental Woven Bags - Collection Adil Besim", plate 43. Condition: clean, some traces of usage, one small thin area near selvage (see photo 3). Dimension without fringes: c. 48.5 cm x 64 cm.
A Sumakh flatweave bag face or mafrash panel made of wool. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: some traces of usage, maybe shortened and slightly stained. Dimension: c. 32 cm x 42 cm.
A Persian wool chanteh bag from the Afshar People. The face showing a polygon in knotted pile, the back made of woven figured kilim. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: clean, some traces of usage, localized low pile (corrosion), old tiny mend (photo 3). Dimension: 34 cm x 34 cm.
Rare and impressive Tibetan throne-back cover, in pristine condition, early 20th Century. This cover is lined with 19th century brocade, also in beautiful condition. Roughly 30" by 38". Full pile, absolutely beautiful colors.
A small Persian wool chanteh bag from the Qashqai People. The face showing a polygon in knotted pile, the back made of woven striped kilim. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: clean, few traces of usage. Dimension: 21 cm x 23.5 cm.
This handmade 48 star flag quilt has the name of each state and its date of admission to the Union embroidered on each star. It is accurate with the exceptions of Arizona and New Mexico. They were meant to be admitted in 1911, as is written on the quilt. In actuality, bureaucratic delays caused them not to be admitted until January, 1912...
This original quilt pattern brings several things to mind. The circles can be seen as ship's wheels with the curved appliqued borders as gentle ocean waves. Another, less romantic, possibility is machine gears. The viewer might see additional possibilities.
Regardless of the interpretation, it is an imaginative pattern in a beautiful shade of blue and well quilted. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measures 84" x 88".
Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
A charming Sumakh flatweave Chanteh bag made of wool. With woven striped Kilim back. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: clean, few traces of usage, selvage wrapping partially lost. Dimension: c. 27.5 cm x 29.5 cm.
The colors may not be traditionally patriotic, but the Stars and Stripes theme certainly is. This summer quilt (top and back with no batting) was made in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania at the time of the Centennial. It measures 76" x 78"; excellent condition.
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 New York Beauty quilt is one of the best I've seen. Rarely does the maker include a vine and leaves between the quarter blocks. The placement of starbursts in the center of each Beauty make them look as though they are flowers atop the vines - pretty clever. It is well quilted, pieced and appliqued. The quilt is in excellent condition; made circa 1920. Pennsylvania origin. Measurements are 66" x 80": excellent condition.
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...