All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Hangings : Pre 1920 item #1308442 (stock #1110)
A hanging sewing accessory in the shape of a black woman. She is made of brown red and beige felt with applied button eyes, felt nose and mouth. She has a loop for hanging and was meant to keep needles and pins close at hand because sewing and mending was a daily chore. She is 8" by 5" and in good condition with two small holes. Circa 1900-1920
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1800 item #1307638
Often, when an antique is too good to be true, it is just that. In the case of this waist pocket with hearts, it is guaranteed to be the real thing. This unusual appliqued waistpocket dates to about 1800. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. The only condition flaw is that part of the waist strings are missing. There is enough existing to see that they were a handwoven tape. Top and part of side bindings are pieced from several different fabrics. Measurements are 14" tall x 11" at the widest...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1837 VR item #1307562
Glorious is the best way to describe this Lone Star quilt with chintz border and applique (broderie perse). The colors are as vibrant as the day it was made in the 1830's. It is finely stipple quilted with diagonal lines. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The chintz retains its original glaze. There were a very few nicks in the chintz border. Rather than risk any additional, I had very fine netting sewn over the border to stabilize it...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1307491
This Mennonite Windmill Blades Log Cabin quilt (aka Pineapple Log Cabin) is one of the finest I have had the pleasure to own. It is made of wool challis with deep, rich colors and five borders that repeat fabrics within the quilt. The logs are a mere 1/4" in width. Corner blocks of diagonal stripes are the ultimate finishing point. Measurements are 72" x 83". Annville, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870. Excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1307490
Several elements make this Starbursts quilt quite exceptional. First is that the stars have seven points which one rarely sees. They are wonderfully scattered throughout the quilt in a variety of sizes. To my knowledge, this intricate applique border is unique. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. It is from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; circa 1860. Measurements are 83" x 93".
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1307489
Alternating light and dark Octagons create an additional hourglass pattern between the blocks. In addition, one can see the overall pattern as squat shaped stars. A beautiful chintz border compliments the unusual deep forest green printed fabric of the interior. The piece is very well quilted and in excellent condition. Measurements are 83" x 85": made circa 1850.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1920 item #1307319 (stock #S0062)
This is a magnificent example of Punto Ombra or Shadow Work from turn of the century. A specialty revived in Italy at the time, it is stitched very closely in the Herringbone Stitch on the back side of the linen, creating a bas-relief effect on the front. The rich blue of the floss shows through creating the shadow...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1306939
This folky quilt signed by Via Pauley at age 76 and dated 1914 is surely one of a kind. It is filled with animals including a variety of birds, roosters, bunnies, lamb, horse, deer and cat. Vegetation includes many types of leaves as well as strawberries and pod vegetables. Via must have been quite proud of her creation as she signed it in two places. Measurements are 61" x 75". Appliques are wool, velvet and silk on a cotton sateen ground.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1306938
The densely packed buildings give this Schoolhouse quilt an abstract quality. Rarely does one see the buildings abutting one another as they are in this example. It is interesting to see how the buildings are created almost entirely of a variety of rectangles. A selection of printed fabrics soften the very geometric pattern. Excellent condition; chevrons pattern quilted throughout the border. Measurements are 90" x 82" Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1306914 (stock #1084)
This antique cloth covered book with original rope ties to keep the book closed to prevent folded pages. The fabric covering is a very early chintz roller fabric with most of the egg glaze worn off. The colors are rich brown, tan, and indigo blue. The book is 4" by 6" nd isPrimary reader, Boston Mass. The pages are foxed and bent and folded, so much for the great ties protecting the pages! This is a very nice honest real cloth covered book with an amazing cover. 1847
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Rugs : Pre 1900 item #1306881 (stock #RU3026)
Age: 19th Century. Origin: Central Turkestan. Description: This highly collectible rug was actually part of a large camel cargo bag. Travelers would store items in this bag and hang one on each side of the camel to transport their belonging or items. *For more information or a private viewing of this antiquity please contact us. Dimension: 69″ x 41″. Product Code: RU3026
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Rugs : Pre 1900 item #1306880 (stock #RU3025)
Age: 19th Century Origin: Turkestan Description: Made from the Tekeh sub-tribe, this beautiful flat weave was used as a travelling pillow by filling the inside with various stuffing such as cotton or wool. Once filled the weave becomes a plump cylindrical pillow for women to sit on during long horse rides. *For more information or a private viewing of this antiquity please contact us. Dimension: 33″ x 11″ Product Code: RU3025
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Rugs : Pre 1920 item #1306879 (stock #RU3024)
Age: ca. 1920 es. Origin: Central Turkestan. Description: Colourful Beshir Turkoman Bagface used to carry cargo on camels, a full pile. Made from 100% wool and in good condition. *For more information or a private viewing of this antiquity please contact us. Dimension: 37″ x 17″. Product Code: RU3024.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Rugs : Pre 1900 item #1306878 (stock #RU3023)
Age: c.a. 1900 Origin: Western Turkestan Description: This festive rug originating from the Yamud Tribe of western Turkestan was primarily used as a decorative piece for camels. The entire piece is made from 100% wool and the tassels were later to the rug. *For more information or a private viewing of this antiquity please contact us. Dimension: 51″ x 39″ Product Code: RU3023
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Apparel : Pre 1837 VR item #1306857 (stock #1083)
This wonderful eye pleasing apron from the early 1800's is a woven durable cloth not a printed one. It is a very rich color of brown with a complimenting homespun wool red brown tape binding. It has two big generous pockets, and on the back side of the apron down near the bottom edge is the owners written name on a sewn on piece of paper. It looks like Amanda Terry. There is no question that the apron has been used, you can see a variation in color where there is some staining...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1306357
This Light and Dark wool challis Log Cabin quilt is done with unusually light tones. A note pinned to the quilt explains that the fabrics were from two dresses of the maker, Louisa Dreibelbis. One can only assume they were among her favorites. While the front of the quilt is entirely of fine wools, the backing is made of cotton pieced in a Bars pattern. The quilt is in excellent condition. There is a very small darned area in one corner where it may have gotten caught on something...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1837 VR item #1305776 (stock #DSU-296)
We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration a SPECTACULAR ANTIQUE ENGLISH MINIATURE PETIT POINT EMBROIDERED LAMP SCREEN! An EARLY PIECE circa 1830's with fabulous ORIGINAL PROVENANCE, you will love the EXQUISITE HANDIWORK of this wonderful miniature with it's unique KITCHEN SCENE; a MUSEUM QUALITY piece! The PERFECT BACKDROP to use as a display with your antique Poupee or Bebe, this HARD TO FIND miniature antique embroidered fire screen has CHARMING DETAIL and would be sure to pl...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1305420
This delightful Hole in the Barn Door (aka Shoo Fly) crib quilt is made with a very nice selection of printed fabrics on a double pink ground. The pink and green calico Bars pattern for the backing is proof positive of its Pennsylvania origin. Nicely quilted with diamonds patterning. Measurements are 33 1/2" x 38 1/2". Excellent condition; circa 1880.