All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1800 item #1267668 (stock #t1018)
A beautiful French embroidered brocaded and woven textile piece, composed of 4 segments sewn together, edged with an attached border of metallic threaded textile, and backed with yellow silk.

Overall condition is excellent, with vibrant colors and no holes or repairs. The overall size is 43 1/2" by 36".

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1267394 (stock #896)
All hand sewn presentation sampler pincushion. The sampler side is done on cross stitch fabric. It has the complete alphabet. The other side is a smooth brown velvet fabric. The two are put together with a mustard with red and green striped tape that wraps around all four sides. The cushion is 3" by 5" and is 2" thick. A perfect pincushion from the 1880's
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1267390 (stock #895)
Two strawberry emeries priced separately. Both are hand made and embroidered. The red with yellow floss embroidered cap is in excellent condition. It is one and a half inches. The second one has a silver cap that is not marked so I think it is silver plate. It is two inches including the cap. It has three holes through the first layer but not the second so there is no leaking. Both are very nice and are from the 1870's 80's. 85.00 each
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1267381 (stock #894)
Early red and blue calico doll quilt that is soft in color and in feel. It is treadle machine sewn in tight little stitches. The blue calico on the front is used completely on the back. It does have fading, see pictures. It is 11 1/2" by 12". Circa 1880-90's. The colors are the best.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Rugs : Pre 1900 item #1267067 (stock #893)
A very colorful wool antique hooked rug of a reclining cat on a big cushion. The rug is in excellent condition, is all hand hooked and has a nice black hand sewn binding around the edge. It is 38 1/2" by 30 1/2". Circa 1880
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1267035 (stock #S005)
Ann Steuart
$135.00
Solid turned pedestal spool holder with wooden spindles topped by a red velvet pincushion,The pedestal parts of this holder are maple and the platform holding the spindles is a contrasting darker wood, possibly walnut. four bands of a darker stain highlight the turning profiles. A dozen sturdy spindles for holding spools of thread are sunk into the main platform. This sewing accessory is in great shape, perfect for a quilter's use or simply for decoration. Velvet pincushion likely replaced...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1267033 (stock #S008)
Ann Steuart
$115.00
Neat three-part sewing spool holder, pin cushion and storage area. Turned maple body with 7 iron spindles for holding spools of thread. The caddy disassembles to reveal a small thimble storage compartment under the pin cushion top and a larger storage area in the base. well made sewing accessory illustrating Victorian inventiveness. Some surface wear and loss to the turned ring under the pin cushion. 7" tall, 10" diameter, base is 2 3/4" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1266671 (stock #S003)
Ann Steuart
$85.00
This pair of damascened dressmaking shears are heavily decorated with art nouveau flower and foliate designs and have a shaped edge to the handle. They are made of steel with real gold hammered into the matte background. The blades are stamped on the inside with "C.W.Dahlgren" and "Eskilstuna", a famous knife and scissors making town in Sweden. The scissors are in good condition with some minor surface scratches. The points are intact and sharp. 10 1/2" long; 2 1/8" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1266668 (stock #S006)
Ann Steuart
$195.00
Walnut or mahogany dovetailed large sewing box from the late 19th century. The original deep red velvet pincushion sits on a turned pedestal underneath which are a series of removable spindles for holding spool of thread. The single drawer in the case is dovetailed and nailed and has its original pull. Four turned legs complete the package. Beautiful dry original finish...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1266656 (stock #S001)
Ann Steuart
$48.00
Victorian sewing tools were highly decorated and cherished items and this little walnut clamp is no exception. Virtually every surface is either punch carved or turned. The pin cushion cap is covered in an olive green velvet. This is a sturdy (and usable) clamp, the turned clamp screw is still tight and works like a charm. Fine condition, there is one small surface crack to a corner in the top, but does not penetrate through the wood...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1266206
It is interesting that this Irish Chain is actually created totally with Improved Nine Patch blocks. Positioning them as the maker did makes for a lovely diagonal Single Irish Chain. The same red squares were turned on point to create a very effective diamond border. Quilted with patterns of diamonds. Measurements are 36" x 44". Columbia, Missouri origin; circa 1880.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1265902
It is fascinating how a quarter turn can make a regular pattern into such an unusual one. Turning the squares on point gives an entirely new life to this Four Patch in Diamond quilt. Rather than setting the Four Patches on point as most makers would have, this quilter set the overall block on the diamond for an unusual effect. Quilted throughout with a pattern of arcs that are a nice counterpoint to the geometric pieced pattern. It is made with a lovely selection of 19th century fabrics...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1900 item #1265743 (stock #TX085)
Ann Steuart
$295.00
19th century bed homespun bed case of indigo and bleached linen woven in a plaid pattern. In Pennsylvania German households a bed case held a the bed or feather "tick" which could be removed for laundering. This case has an off-center seam (presumably to save the rest of the warp width for another project), a top opening and is completely hand sewn. The initials "M.B" are cross stitched in the plain bleached linen back. This is a heavy early case with expert weaving...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1900 item #1265741 (stock #TX082)
Ann Steuart
$210.00
19th century indigo and bleached linen check bolster case from Pennsylvania. Heavy weigh case, entirely hand sewn with a plain bleached linen back. The pattern is formed with small checks. Each blue line is woven across two warp threads forming a small zigzag - adding an element of movement to an otherwise plain check pattern. Good condition with a scattering of small light stains in the back, and one 1 1/2" stain in the front. 19" x 52".
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1900 item #1265738 (stock #TX083)
Ann Steuart
$225.00
19th century brown, blue and bleached linen bolster case from Pennsylvania. Bolsters were often part of a matched set of bed linens including a bed case and regular sized pillowcases. These cases were filled with either straw or in more affluent Pennsylvania German households, feathers. This example was woven with indigo, brown and bleached linen threads in a vibrant plaid with a solid bleached linen reverse. Entirely hand sewn. Heavy weight with a substantial feel...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Rugs : Pre 1920 item #1265733 (stock #0076)
Abe's Treasures
$25,000.00
This is an absolutely beautiful golden silk rug in wonderful condition. It is hand made with 378 knots per inch. This rug has an open work design which is extremely rare. It depicts a tree of life design with medallions of flowers. It was made in the Imperial Workshop on the grounds of the Shah of Iran palace. Rugs like this one were only given to imperial and royal visitors, as well as ambassadors of foreign countries...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Rugs : Pre 1920 item #1265730 (stock #0075)
Abe's Treasures
$25,000.00
This is an absolutely beautiful old Qom Kapour silk rug in wonderful condition. It is hand made with 316 knots per inch and has gold threads throughout in the decorations (please see close-up photos). Qom rugs are made in the Qom Province of Iran, around 100 km south of Teheran...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Apparel : Pre 1900 item #1265503 (stock #TX029)
Ann Steuart
$395.00
Hand sewn white cotton child's dress with hand embroidered eyelet trim. Amazing number of minuscule cartridge pleats sewn into the embroidered and cutwork waistline, repeated at the top of the bodice where it meets the neckline. There are four tucks on the bodice and each sleeve, and five on the skirt. There is piping along the bottom of the armscye. There is no evidence there were ever any closures along the center back, so this dress must have been sewn or pinned on. Excellent condition wi...