These linen napkins are very large. They measure 24 x 24. They were probably made for a hotel or restaurant. Two of the napkins are in good condition. The other two: one has staining in one corner and a couple of pin holes and one has two pin holes and edge stain. The woven design on the napkins show a shelf with a decanter and 3 glasses. Circa 1900.
Wonderfully scaled miniature Nine Patch doll quilt. Made circa 1920; Amish origin, probably from Ohio.
Measures 14" x 17"; excellent condition. Professionally mounted and wired to be hung either vertically or horizontally.
Two small red homemade antique items that would work well hanging on a Christmas or used a decoration. The first is a 4" pair of crochet doll socks in very good condition with just a little roughness at the top edges. They are $55. And the a 6" pair of knitted mittens that need to be darned but are charming as they are with holes and all. They are $45. They are nice little sizes and look great on a rag dolls lap.
A large pair of long red socks perfect for hanging from the mantle for Christmas or from a peg rack. The have been well taken care of and have wonderful mends so they have been worn a lot. They are in good condition with no holes just darning mends from wear. The length is 23" and are knit very tightly by and expert hand. The last picture shows the two pair of stockings together. Both are late 19th C.
This extra long table runner is absolutely fabulous! A true work of art and labor of love, handmade by some young lady possibly for her trousseau. The inserts at each end have stylized oak leaves and floral shapes. The natural color ecru linen has perfect needleworked drawnwork forming tiny little snowflakes where it crosses at each end. It is edged all around with crocheted lace in petite fan shapes...
Antique French needlework of a cross, along side is an anchor and a heart. The handmade needlepoint is applied to a backing which makes it suitable for framing. Some wear, as seen in photo, typical of antique needlework.
This is a very nice antique Chinese tray. The tray is finely carved of rosewood (we believe) with pierced floral border and handles. The top is glass with a fine Chinese silk embroidery underneath. The embroidery is finely done with birds and flowers surronding Chinese script. The tray dates around the late 19th century, the embroidery could be a little earlier. The embroidery has some slight discoloration in the upper area.
length 20 inches by 9.75 inches.
Rare 18th century New England sampler from Hillsborough, New Hampshire. Circa 1784. Size: 10.5 inches x 8.25 inches. An early needlework sampler made by Rhoda Symonds at age 16. Rhoda Symonds was born in Essex, Massachusetts in 1768 and moved with her family to Hillsborough, New Hampshire in either 1772 or 1773. The sampler indicates that she was aged 16 when she created it, suggesting a date in 1784...
Classic Bars Quilt made of two complimentary fabrics on the front and an equally beautiful print on the back to which it can be reversed. Measures 84" x 90". Virginia origin; excellent condition.
This large size Puss in the Corner quilt (aka Improved Nine Patch) has a stunning array of fabrics from the second quarter of the nineteenth century. They are beautifully and cleverly assembled to create a diamond pattern with just the use of eight blocks strategically placed. Measurements are 102" x 104", ample for a king size bed. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1850.
A very nice graphic antique sampler by Juliann Moore born 1828 in Northumberland County Pennsylvania. Her name and the date June the 11, 1841 are on the sampler. It is on a natural homespun linen and worked in brown and blue and gold floss. There is a house with two chimneys, a dog, a tree and another small tree. The sampler is plain and simple and very nicely done. It is however not quite finished. The house isn't completely filled in and one alphabet stops at n...
Here's a nice old Virginia quilt pieced in square comprised of bars of fabrics--probably two dozen different patterns and colors within a plain navy framework. We're guessing it to be of 1920-40 vintage. It is of medium weight, probably spring or autumn use. Size is about 74" X 86". It looks to machine pieced and hand quilted. The backing and edges are a rust-colored plain, heavy cotton. There are several meticulously-hand sewn small patches in the backing...
Starbursts are just the beginning of patterning of this exciting quilt. Diamonds are filled with Robbing Peter to Pay Paul type circles that look quite different when used in half around the border. Red centers are strategically placed within the stars. The blue and ivory border chintz beautifully complements the printed fabrics of the interior. Tremendous care and planning to maske this a superb quilt. Measurements are 80@ x 88@. Pennsylvania origin> circa 1850.
Unusual and sophisticated Courthouse Steps Log Cabin quilt in which the patterned fabrics are all paisley shawls. The solid color is a wool challis black. If displayed on a wall, the pattern works equally well vertically or horizontally as shown in a thumbnail photo. Backing is cotton calico. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880. Excellent condition.
Amish Straight Furrows Quilt in which the overall design is made of One Patch patterns, rather than the more usual Log Cabin. Very nice use of lights and darks. Well quilted including a beautiful undulating feather throughout the border. Measures 67" x 89". Probably Ohio or Indiana origin.