Terrific Lady of the Lake quilt with many late 19th century fabrics. Alternating use of two different colors for the large triangles adds lots of movement to the entire piece. It is in excellent condition; measures 68" x 78". Made circa 1880.
Antique indigo blue and white hand woven scarf or kneckerchief, to be worn around the neck, in very fine cotton. The scarf is crisp to the touch and has never been washed. It is in perfect condition. On the outside back of the scarf are two initials M.T. With research possibly the sister can be identified. On the inside under the initials there is a label sewn on that reads, P-3-134 Shaker Kerchief Traphagen School...
This is an antique kneckerchief, (Shaker terminology; the kerchief worn around the neck), that was hand woven and sewn by a sister in 1-12-(18)48. It is ink dated on the inside bottom point of the kerchief and above it is the letter A. This is probable the initial of the Shaker sister that made it in 1848. It is very fine cotton and woven in a Shaker type fashion using different color warps and wefts. This is a spectacular example and worthy of belonging in any fine Shaker collection...
The best Shaker man's straw hat with water proofing. The waterproofing technique was a tar product painted on to seal the surface. This is a fine example that dates to the mid to late 1800's. The brim is 13" by 12" and the crown is 6" tall.
This is a most unusual waist pocket with pieced diagonal stripes of a wonderful variety of early 19th century fabrics. The backing is a printed fabric different from those on the front. It is in excellent condition; measurements are 10" wide x 17" long. It is from the Perrin Family of Woodstock, Connecticut.
This applique quilt of clusters of grapes is bold and punchy. The arrangement of the leaves and grapes gives a nice circular movement to each block. It's an unusual plant that grows both red and green grapes. Hearts are appliqued in the four corners. It is very nicely quilted and in excellent condition. Measurements are 80" x 81"; made circa 1860. Said to be from Baggaley estate near Ligonier, Pennsylvania.
This interesting version of a T pattern quilt creates an abstract design as well as the primary T. Some people believe the T pattern signifies temperance but I am not convinced. It is very well quilted and in spotless condition. Three of the borders are red with the fourth in tan likely indicating it should be for the head of the bed. Made circa 1880; Missouri origin. Measurements are 60" x 74".
H. 101 in. x W 77.5 in
Superb 18th century tapestry, framed, without its bordure. The main subject of the tapestry is a pair of lovers, in a pastoral landscape, perhaps representing Rinaldo and Armida. The male lover, a hunter with game, quiver, and bow, points to an approaching warrior bearing a spear. Remnants of original bordure ribbons seen in top central of composition. Overall excellent.
Note: Due to the frame, the tapestry is hard to photograph...
For those who love densely pieced quilts, as I do, this is a gem. The Nine Patches are as small as I've seen. Each square measures 3/8" to a side! It is very well hand pieced with a variety of printed white fabrics and a deep indigo with polka dots. The quilt is finished with a red binding. Excellent condition; measures 66" square; made circa 1890.
What I have termed a Feathered Squares quilt is a much more abstract pattern than one usually sees in blue and white quilts of the late 19th century. The nine feathered squares within squares are placed so as to create an additional pattern from the space between them. It is quilted with a chain pattern throughout the white areas. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 86" x 95"; made 1880's.
At the tomb of Washington, in what appears to be the original frame, 19" x 24" but with tears and losses that make this a far less expensive American needlework.
Estate collection of pillows--I suppose I would sell the best one by itself--prefer to sell the group. Note stool sold separately. Made from old elements fairly recently.
Antique patchwork doll quilt 19" by 24" with nice early calico fabrics. It is hand sewn and has the best solid blue calico back. It has a number of weak squares that are shredding and half missing, so the quilt is as is but is so good looking hanging or folded in a stack it is hard to resist. Circa 1870-80
This triangles quilt pattern most closely resembles Birds in the Air but technically is a bit different. Both fabrics are tiny prints that blend well together. The backing is a complimentary small print. It is very well pieced and in excellent, unwashed condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's. Measurements are 78" x 85".
The use of solid colors make this Ocean Waves quilt especially strong. It is beautifully planned with red triangles inside the triple borders making an additional frame. The dark color is an unusual one. It is somewhere between charcoal gray and dark brown. It appears always to have been that color - not faded from black. Measurements are 78" x 79". It is well pieced and quilted with waffle patterning in the red blocks and a cable pattern incorporated through the three borders...
This oak leaf pattern quilt is a fine example of a traditional pattern. It is very well quilted with cable patterns throughout. The oak leaves may appear to be rust or brick color but they are actually red. The deep green background may make the color darker on some monitors. The triangle border is a lighter red.
The quilt is in pristine, un-used condition. The backing is a pink and green calico Bars pattern. It is very well crafted. The quilting, piecing and applique are all finely done...
This lively wild goose chase quilt beautifully combines the geometric block pattern with the softened edges of the applique border. Nicely quilted with waffle patterning on the body of the quilt and clamshell in the border. Measurements are 80" x 88". New York state origin, circa 1850s.
This Thousand Pyramids quilt is made of 100% different fabrics. The fact that no fabric is repeated is what makes it what is referred to as a Charm Quilt. The pattern would be appealing were it not for this use of fabrics but the lack of duplication makes it even more of a success.
The quilt is in mint, unwashed condition; circa 1880's. Pennsylvania origin; measurements are