Late 1800's Shaker made doll cloak in a deep burgundy color wool with a rose pink silk lining in the hood. It is 8 1/2" long shoulder to hem and 11" long including the hood. These little Shaker doll cloaks look good hanging on a peg rack or on a favorite doll. The cloak has a couple of moth bites that show up when photographed on a white surface but don't show at all when hanging. These cloaks were made at Mt. Lebanon NY and Canterbury NH and at Sabbath Day Lake Maine Shakers...
This is a very nice early flame stitch drawstring purse. The body of the purse is in very good condition with a few very small areas with moth bites. The top half of the purse is a brown silk fabric that had a draw string at one time. The purse is 6" by 3" on the body and the silk drawstring top is 3 1/2". Circa 1830-40
A really nice bright unused velvet theorem pincushion. It is in really good condition with no pin holes. There is the original red ribbon on the end holding the two shells together and the edge of both shells still have the original guilt edge. It is 1 3/4" and is just about 1" think. Circa 1870-80
It is clear to see why this Pineapple Log Cabin quilt is also known by the name Windmill Blades. It has terrific swirling movement. The use of just the two colors contributes to the effect of several different positive/negative patterns. Half blocks around the edge make a nice frame.
It is a summer weight - quilted top and back with no batting. It has been washed in its lifetime so the colors are ever so slightly softened from the original but consistent throughout...
This Fence Rail Log Cabin quilt has an equally dominant secondary pattern. The use of color provides a diagonal design of Straight Furrows as well.
The small-scale of the blocks makes for very intense patterning. Each block is about two inches to a side.
The front of the quilt is primarily wool with an occasional strip of satin. The backing is cotton flannel. Adams County, Pennsylvania origin, circa late 1880s. Excellent condition.
This Ohio Stars quilt also goes by the name of Variable Stars. It is exquisitely quilted. From a distance, it looks as though the quilted wreaths are trapunto but when one feels it, it is apparent that they are not actually stuffed.
Measurements are 64" x 72"; excellent condition. Made circa 1870's; Ohio origin.
The buildings on this wonderful Schoolhouse quilt are arranged so that they faced each side of the bed. The design of the blocks as well as the colors give the pattern a terrific abstract quality that goes beyond the traditional Schoolhouse.
It is in mint, unwashed condition. Measurements are 77" x 79". Lebanon County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.
It's difficult to believe, but true, that a quilt with such electric colors is from the 19th century. It is the ultimate version of a Mennonite Trip Around the World quilt. The Joseph's Coat, or rainbow, border beautifully combines seven colors. The blue, brown and purple strips placed next to each other make an especially deep, rich outer frame. The same colors are used throughout the quilt but predominate differently because of their placement.
The quilt is in excellent condition...
An almost square French woolen shawl woven on a Jacquard's loom. Decorated in stripes with small floral pattern. Two sides with fringes. Condition: old mends, thin areas, splits, some small holes and stains, faded, missing fringes. Dimension: 171 cm x 160 cm (without fringes).
A great blue and white antique glazed Lindsey Woolsey coverlet with amazingly few condition problems. It has a couple of really good small repairs and a few weak areas, see pictures. Also along the top edge there is signs of use. It is a very large, ( 90" by 98" and 77" to the cut out corners), with cut corner deep blue top and a wonderful mustard colored back. The egg wash glaze is still terrific.
Early overshot indigo blue and white coverlet that has a center seam. It is in very good sturdy condition and could really be used. It looks and feels clean, it has a couple of stains on one side edge, see pictures, and it has a few very tiny areas of moth nibbles but they don't go through as holes. It is 7'long and 6' 3" wide. It has fringe only on the end not on the sides. The real color is best represented by the close up picture of the brown stains...
Ingenious, those Victorians!
Here's one for the almost-beyond-belief department: a 19th century English carry-all of black cord and ebonized bentwood that's practically a piece of HAND LUGGAGE - yet weighs almost nothing and even folds small enough to fit in nearly any modern purse (9" x 8 1/2" x 1" thick)...
This princess feather quilt is particularly bold and vivacious. The floral center of each of the four feathers anchors the swirling arms. Most unusual are the vines and leaves separating the feathers.
It is very finely executed; quilted with double rows of diamonds in the white and botehs in the red and green. Measurements are 82" x 85". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition.
This splashy applique quilt appears to be an original pattern. It is simultaneously airy and bold. It is very well quilted and appliqued. Four types of flowers are seen in each block giving this quilt something of a folky quality while it is also quite fine.
Diagonal lines are quilted throughout the background and double diagonals in the white spaces between the blocks. All stitches are small and even...
This pair of Feathered Star pillow cases is one of the finest I've seen. The design is exquisite. Having the name and date adds icing to this delicious cake.
The innermost squares of the stars are signed "Mary Meckley 1867" in red stitching. They are believed to be from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
The points of the stars continue on the back of the cases. Measurements are 18" x 34". One has a lace edge which may have been added later and can easily be removed...
This charming wholecloth doll quilt is made of a fabric with medallions of rather droll scenes. One has a smiling cat with the caption "They are trying to make a pet of me". Another is a cat with a monocle labeled "Quite English you know". Yet another shows someone making a shadow puppet but the image reflected is unrelated to what he is creating.
The quilt is tied; very good condition. Measurements are 12" x 14"> Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.
This Sampler quilt has a quirky charm of its own. The blocks combine traditional patterns with scrappy cotton crazies. Setting the blocks in a stepped pattern is an unusual twist giving the sashing a Streak of Lightning pattern. While initially the pattern may seem random, the maker evidently tried to give some structure by placing an Evening Star in each of the four corners.
The printed patchwork cat block is especially endearing.
Measurements are 80" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Both the colors and pattern of this Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple) Log Cabin quilt combine to make a vibrant statement. The red centers outlined in black are especially effective in creating the appearance of multiple layers. The lighter printed fabrics recede against the solids.
The quilt is made of very lightweight wools with a cotton backing. Measurements are 78" x 82". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.