Luscious color makes this one of the prettiest antique evening purses we've ever seen. Of peach silk, painstakingly hand-beaded with white and peachy-pink pearls, it measures about 7 inches by 4 1/2 inches. Probable dating would be the World War I era, since the bag's refined delicacy shows Edwardian influence, along with a hint of Art Deco. It's in superb condition, with no flaws except a few faint stains on the moire interior, hard to notice...
More than 100 years old but in near-mint condition, this bag can be firmly dated by its very round shape. Certain interior details also tell us we're looking at a *really* old purse, exquisitely made. Its pearl satin lining is hand-gathered (like the outer pouch) and an attached coin purse is present, lined to match the outer bag. There's hardly a spot anywhere, no stitches are loose and even the frame shows only minimal wear and snaps tightly shut around the prismic crystal clasp...
This bold Sampler Quilt is one of Lebanon County's best. The solid colors are typical of its Old Order Mennonite origin. There is slight fading but they are still very bold and vibrant. The patterns are a combination of traditional and original blocks. It is well quilted with an unusual zig zag pattern in the sashing and a nice cable throughout the border. It was made circa 1880.
This early Center Medallion quilt has similarities to its English counterparts but was virtually certainly made in this country. It is interesting that the binding was done by two methods. Part of it is the European knife edge technique and the remainder with the front turned over to the back as is usually seen in this country. Wild Goose Chase; Zig zag; Diamonds and the central Mariner's Compass are beautifully combined as are the large variety of printed fabrics...
Several features elevate this One Patch Quilt pattern far beyond the basic pattern that it is. Subtle variation in the use of printed red fabrics add an effective shading. Abutting the blocks gives a nice positive/negative effect and finally, the strong zig zag border frames it all beautifully. The quilt is in excellent condition and nicely quilted. The white blocks alternate two different leaf patterns.
Measurements are 68" x 72"; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.
This quilt comes with a note: "Ralph's quilt. Pieced by his great grandmother and given to him by his aunt Myra." It descended in the Asahel Barnes family of Chimney Point, Vermont. The unusual star pattern is called Star of the West or Four Winds. The quilting is very fine and the quilt is in excellent, unused condition. Colors are cinnamon pink and a rusty red print. Finished off with a triple border. A very nice quilt, clean and crisp. 77" x 78".
This Lone Star quilt (aka Star of Bethlehem or Texas Star) virtually screams of its Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin. The "double blue" print background is most often seen in quilts from Lancaster as is the pieced Bars pattern for the backing. The addition of the bold red appliques is also often a Lancaster feature. The quilt is in mint, un-used condition. Made in the 1880s.
To the best of my knowledge, this quilt in which the Tumbling Blocks pattern is set in Bars, is a unique pattern. The maker of this quilt certainly had a distinctive eye in that her choice of fabrics is also out of the ordinary.The Tumbling Blocks effect works equally well when the quilt is viewed both vertically and horizontally. It is in excellent condition and truly one of a kind.
Measurements are 77" x 84". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.
This concentric frames quilt is made entirely with 2 1/2" squares set end to end to create bands of color. Only the center uses alternating colors to create a nine patch block. The colors are very rich with just the right amount of punch from the orange band. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 80" x 83". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
This Birds in the Air Quilt is done with a lush combination of saturated colors. The red printed ground combined with the purple printed border are fabrics not often seen. They combine beautifully and work well with the prints of the small triangles. The maker included just enough pink to give a flutter to the flying birds. The scale of the quilt with just nine blocks filled with small triangles is unusual and very effective. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition...
Printed fabrics are beautifully combined to create this wonderful Light and Dark Diamonds quilt. There is a wonderful interplay of lights and darks that gives an alternating appearance to which recede and which come forward. The quilt is in immaculate, unwashed condition. Measurements are 82" x 85". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
This Printed Patchwork (aka cheater's cloth) quilt can easily fool the eye to look as though it was made by piecing. It is in excellent, unwashed condition and maintains its original glaze. The reverse is beautiful blue/green print banded with a brown and rose chintz on two sides.
It can just as easily be used on the reverse as on the printed patchwork side. Measurements are 82" square; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1850.
6971 Art Deco Chinese Rug circa 1910
Width: 107 in. (271.78 cm)
Depth: 138 in. (350.52 cm)
Country of Origin: China
Style: Art Deco
Year: c. 1910
Description: This is a beautiful Mandarin weave Art Deco Chinese design rug from the 1910s. It measures 8'11" x 11'6". It has a dusty rose to pink field with eight wreaths of flowering vines and scattered flower blossoms...
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Whether a collector of antique SEWING EPHEMERA or wanting that special accessory for display with your ANTIQUE DOLL, you will be THRILLED with this very HARD TO FIND antique accessory item!
The pincushion itself is made of gorgeous rich RED SILK, measuring an IMPRESSIVE 6 1/4" wide by 4 1/4" tall, with it's handle creating a...
Antique pair of fancy blue little girl's shoes. They are a pretty teal blue with scalloped tops and in near new condition. They are 4 1/2" long by 4 1/2" tall. Circa 1890
A wonderful dolls apron all hand sewn with a pink and white calico print and a brown flower applied border. The apron is 5" long and 10" across the bottom. There is slight staining the actually shows up more in the pictures than in real life. See pictures for the amazing little stitches.
This huge and fab huck show towel might have been hand made by a young girl for her trousseau. The unusual moniker of DB has room in the center for the initial of her future husband's initial. Each end has 8 " of hand knotted fringe, as well as 4" of tambour work on each end in a most delightful pattern. This incredible towel, was hand created most likely in the early 1800's when most tambour work was worked white on white...
The chintz border makes this Irish Chain quilt more elegant than most. In addition, the fine quilting depicts different floral patterns in the white blocks. Measurements are 102" x 104"; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1830. The sole condition flaw is a stain primarily on the back of one corner. Only with close examination does it show on the front as the brown blends in with the colors of the printed chintz.