All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1246137 (stock #801)
A 1 1/2" hand sewn antique emery with a black satin cap held in place with a web feather stitching. The body of the strawberry emery is a rich black and red wool fabric. It is in mint condition and is circa 1870-1880.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1246135 (stock #800)
19th C Native American pen wipe doll made with a wish bone and spruce gum and layers of fine navy blue wool. The doll has a carved face on a head of spruce gum with black wool hair in two braids. The wool covers the wish bone and then has several layers of wool with pinked edges and then and outer piece of wool as a blanket wrap...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1246101 (stock #779)
A large white antique beaded strawberry emery with a mottled theorem type green velvet top. I think it probably had a white ribbon loop on top but isn't there now. The body of the strawberry is a fabric that has been painted white. My feeling is that the fabric was painted to make the strawberry more resistant to leaks of the material, called emery inside. It is snow white with clear beads and was probably made by the Woodland Native Americans of Maine...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1246095 (stock #778)
A wonderful early pin cushion in the shape of a ball. It has alternating sections of cream fabric and a red and black damask fabric. It has red bows top and bottom and a red loop for hanging. It has one area of the white material that is shredding a little but the base fabric is white so it is hard to see. The pin cushion is 2 1/4" in diameter and is 1 1/2" high. Circa 1880
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1246011 (stock #777)
Antique sewing emery used for cleaning and sharpening needles. This emery has a little girls face drawn on the front with a big bow on the top of her head. She is excellent condition and has not been used. 1 1/4" in diameter and is1" thick. I don't think I have seen a child's face on an emery before. Circa late 1800's.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1910 item #1246005 (stock #775)
An antique walnut shell and velvet pin cushion made by the New England Shakers. It is in very nice shape with just a little wear to the green velvet pin cushion edge, please see photos. It is 2" wide by 1 1/2" high. There is a green silk bow on the back that is threaded through both sides of the walnut shell. Items like this were sold in the Shaker's gift shops. circa 1890-1900
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1246004 (stock #774)
Antique pin cushion made by the Woodland Native Americans in the North East. It is heavy with beads and they are all intact. There is wear to the fabric around the edges so please see pictures. It has a large beaded loop to hang from a chatelaine or a wrist. It is 2 1/4" in diameter and is 1 1/4" thick. The color is wonderful. Circa 1880
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1246001 (stock #773)
A shell pin cushion with soft orange sherbet color velvet cushion. It is in really good used condition with just a little of the gold trim missing and a few pin holes. It is 1 1/2" by 1 1/2" and dates to the late 1800's and probably is Shaker made.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1245979 (stock #772)
Early sewing pin cushion in the shape of boots all hand made in the 19th C. The first one is a purple velvet with ivory colored silk floss laces. The boot is 3" tall and has pins along the edges of the boot.$85. The second boot is made of red leather and has white beads representing the shoe buttons. It is missing one white bead and on the back side some idiot put a price sticker and apparently it was there a long time. The boot is 4" tall and it is hand sewn with the tiniest of stitches...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1245768
Nicely scaled variation of a Nine Patch doll quilt in which the squares are divided into triangles, giving it an entirely different look. Has no batting just a top and back. Excellent condition with the sole exception of one corner with some shredding the size of a pea. It is visible in lower left corner. Fabrics on the front are 1870's and 80's; back is a floral print that may be a little later.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1245325
Well crafted Loveapple quilt, a pattern not often seen. It is beautifully appliqued and nicely quilted with a crosshatch pattern in the body of the quilt and undulating vine throughout the border. The leaves are a rich teal green color. with a droll touch. The print on the fabric is a flower much like the Loveapple in shape. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860. The quilt measures 88" x 96", long enough to go over the pillows on a bed without shams...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Apparel : Pre 1900 item #1244909 (stock #760)
Antique pair of red and white striped socks hand made with a fancy knitted pattern. They are on a late 19th C. pair of metal stretchers with a hanging hook. The cotton socks have a couple of holes near the top edges and one has a small thin spot at one heal, please see pictures. They are 11" long and made in the 1880-90's. Great workmanship and muted colors.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1920 item #1244904 (stock #759)
A nice black felt needle case in the form of a black woman. She is hand embroidered and has bone button eyes and floss nose and mouth. She opens to several pieces of red wool to store pins and needles. I have the feeling it could have been meant as a pen wipe. It is 7" tall and 5" wide at the widest point. It is in excellent condition and is circa 1900-1920.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1244653
A pattern of Light and Dark Diamonds is usually done with the strips of a Log Cabin. This example is unusual in that the maker used triangles to create the same effect. It is in as crisp, clean condition as the day it was made in the 1880's. The interior is quilted with geometric patterns and a cable throughout the border. The backing and border are the same white fabric with a very small red polka dot. Measurements are 76" square; Pennsylvania origin.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1244646
Richly colored Economy Patch quilt with a unique border. The indigo fabric is especially deep in color and accented with an orange print. The off blocks are a medium blue printed with both fine stripes and small circles. The border is unique. The corner blocks have a quirky touch- two are medium blue Birds in the Air; one is indigo Birds and the third does not exist. Quilted with starflower patterns in the off blocks. Made circa 1850; Pennsylvania origin...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Apparel : Pre 1900 item #1244286 (stock #758)
Lovely color homespun mittens. The are knitted with linen and red wool with some mustard yarn at the cuff. The mittens have fared pretty well with the cuffs showing the most wear and then I see one hole in the body of one of the mittens. These mittens were probably for a child age 7 or 8 year old. They are 7" long by 3" wide and are circa 1880.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1244278 (stock #757)
A nice early flame stitch purse in shades of blue and white wool floss. It is nicely lined with taffeta and silk. The interior is in good shape. The outside has loss on one side more than the other. It is 6" by 5" and has trim along the top and bottom. It is circa 1830-40
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1244196
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Antique French Ceremonial Robe Bishops Cope..... Truly Exquisite Museum Quality Example..... Finest quality watered silk ground beautifully hand embroidered with coloured silks..... Opulent gold bullion work throughout..... Bishops Cope. Dating from 19th century..... Slight stains and marks to ground silk (see photograph) commensurate with age and use...