All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1268073 (stock #907)
This is a fine example of an early nineteenth century reticule. It is of a very fine velvet with tiny seed beads in rich colors of green, blue, rose, pink and white. They appear to be all intact. The velvet does show wear in places but no holes and in general would be considered good. It looks to have museum numbers inside. It is 7 1/2" wide and 6 1/2" tall. It is a surprise to find a purse so early with all the beads and so beautiful.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1268038 (stock #902)
Early nineteenth century reticule theorem purse in good condition. It has normal expected wear but no holes or weak spots, except at the opening of the purse where there is a wooden stay across the opening as a stiffener and it has broken through the fabric at each end. The colors are strong and the blue is vibrant. It is 8 1/2" at it's widest point and is 8" tall. The theorem design is as strong on the front as it is on the back. The floss edging is frayed a little around the edge of the purse...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1800 item #1267668 (stock #t1018)
A beautiful French embroidered brocaded and woven textile piece, composed of 4 segments sewn together, edged with an attached border of metallic threaded textile, and backed with yellow silk.

Overall condition is excellent, with vibrant colors and no holes or repairs. The overall size is 43 1/2" by 36".

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1267390 (stock #895)
Two strawberry emeries priced separately. Both are hand made and embroidered. The red with yellow floss embroidered cap is in excellent condition. It is one and a half inches. The second one has a silver cap that is not marked so I think it is silver plate. It is two inches including the cap. It has three holes through the first layer but not the second so there is no leaking. Both are very nice and are from the 1870's 80's. 85.00 each
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1267381 (stock #894)
Early red and blue calico doll quilt that is soft in color and in feel. It is treadle machine sewn in tight little stitches. The blue calico on the front is used completely on the back. It does have fading, see pictures. It is 11 1/2" by 12". Circa 1880-90's. The colors are the best.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Rugs : Pre 1900 item #1267067 (stock #893)
A very colorful wool antique hooked rug of a reclining cat on a big cushion. The rug is in excellent condition, is all hand hooked and has a nice black hand sewn binding around the edge. It is 38 1/2" by 30 1/2". Circa 1880
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1267035 (stock #S005)
Ann Steuart
$135.00
Solid turned pedestal spool holder with wooden spindles topped by a red velvet pincushion,The pedestal parts of this holder are maple and the platform holding the spindles is a contrasting darker wood, possibly walnut. four bands of a darker stain highlight the turning profiles. A dozen sturdy spindles for holding spools of thread are sunk into the main platform. This sewing accessory is in great shape, perfect for a quilter's use or simply for decoration. Velvet pincushion likely replaced...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1267033 (stock #S008)
Ann Steuart
$115.00
Neat three-part sewing spool holder, pin cushion and storage area. Turned maple body with 7 iron spindles for holding spools of thread. The caddy disassembles to reveal a small thimble storage compartment under the pin cushion top and a larger storage area in the base. well made sewing accessory illustrating Victorian inventiveness. Some surface wear and loss to the turned ring under the pin cushion. 7" tall, 10" diameter, base is 2 3/4" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1266671 (stock #S003)
Ann Steuart
$85.00
This pair of damascened dressmaking shears are heavily decorated with art nouveau flower and foliate designs and have a shaped edge to the handle. They are made of steel with real gold hammered into the matte background. The blades are stamped on the inside with "C.W.Dahlgren" and "Eskilstuna", a famous knife and scissors making town in Sweden. The scissors are in good condition with some minor surface scratches. The points are intact and sharp. 10 1/2" long; 2 1/8" wide.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1266668 (stock #S006)
Ann Steuart
$195.00
Walnut or mahogany dovetailed large sewing box from the late 19th century. The original deep red velvet pincushion sits on a turned pedestal underneath which are a series of removable spindles for holding spool of thread. The single drawer in the case is dovetailed and nailed and has its original pull. Four turned legs complete the package. Beautiful dry original finish...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1266656 (stock #S001)
Ann Steuart
$48.00
Victorian sewing tools were highly decorated and cherished items and this little walnut clamp is no exception. Virtually every surface is either punch carved or turned. The pin cushion cap is covered in an olive green velvet. This is a sturdy (and usable) clamp, the turned clamp screw is still tight and works like a charm. Fine condition, there is one small surface crack to a corner in the top, but does not penetrate through the wood...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1266303
This interesting quilt can best be described as an embellished Puss in the Corner. Instead of each corner being a solid block, this imaginative maker used Four Patch blocks on square and on point. This feature along with the occasional use of light fabrics give this otherwise neutral colored quilt a lovely twinkle. The maker's attention to detail continued wit her subtle triangle border. It is in excellent condition; circa 1870's. Pennsylvania origin; measurements are
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1266299
This Bear's Paw is very well quilted with wreaths in each of the white blocks. The blue blocks are actually Delectable Mountains but they are placed so as to give more of the effect of the Bear's Paw pattern. The fabric throughout is minuscule white stars on an indigo ground. Excellent condition; circa 1880. Measurements are 71" x 78".
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1266268
This Four Patch quilt is certainly one of a kind. The overall pattern is something of a square within a diamond but it has a completely different appearance as it is filled with Four Patch patterns on point and on square. Nicely quilted with patterns of diamonds. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. York County, Pennsylvania origin. Measurements are 78" x 82".
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1266207
This dynamic Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple) Log Cabin quilt is an unusual size that would be perfect used horizontally over a sofa or mantel or vertically in a stairwell. It measures 47" x 78". Attached to the back is a tag saying that it was made by Emmjy Settle in Rappahanock County, Virginia. Made in the 1880's; excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1266206
It is interesting that this Irish Chain is actually created totally with Improved Nine Patch blocks. Positioning them as the maker did makes for a lovely diagonal Single Irish Chain. The same red squares were turned on point to create a very effective diamond border. Quilted with patterns of diamonds. Measurements are 36" x 44". Columbia, Missouri origin; circa 1880.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1265902
It is fascinating how a quarter turn can make a regular pattern into such an unusual one. Turning the squares on point gives an entirely new life to this Four Patch in Diamond quilt. Rather than setting the Four Patches on point as most makers would have, this quilter set the overall block on the diamond for an unusual effect. Quilted throughout with a pattern of arcs that are a nice counterpoint to the geometric pieced pattern. It is made with a lovely selection of 19th century fabrics...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1900 item #1265743 (stock #TX085)
Ann Steuart
$295.00
19th century bed homespun bed case of indigo and bleached linen woven in a plaid pattern. In Pennsylvania German households a bed case held a the bed or feather "tick" which could be removed for laundering. This case has an off-center seam (presumably to save the rest of the warp width for another project), a top opening and is completely hand sewn. The initials "M.B" are cross stitched in the plain bleached linen back. This is a heavy early case with expert weaving...