All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1304157
Perfect colors that are beautifully shaded make this Evening Stars crib quilt a winner for either a child or adult. The lighter blue used for the arms of the stars is a simple touch but it adds sophistication. Four Patch corner blocks are another indication of the care taken by the maker as is the good quilting. Excellent condition; measurements are 32 1/2" x 41 1/2". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920's.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1304156
This Six Point Stars doll quilt uses half stars in the corners to create an additional pattern of Tumbling Blocks. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition with a nice selection of fabrics. Measurements are 17" x 23 1/2". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1304154
This classic Barnraising Log Cabin quilt is done with an unusual color palette. Solid and printed oranges and browns are beautifully combined. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 82" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1304151
It is difficult to imagine that the bold, saturated colors of this Trip Around the World quilt are from the late 19th century. The calico Bars backing, however,is one of several sure signs that it is so. This pattern is also known as Sunshine and Shadows. From the wonderful shading of the colors, it is easy to see why. It is quilted with orange thread that stands out well against the dark border. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 76" square...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1910 item #1304147
This Log Cabin Streak of Lightning crib quilt is so nicely scaled that one does not need a border to know it's the real thing. Red centers in Log Cabin quilts are often thought to represent the hearth. These solid reds really pop against the printed fabrics. With very close examination, one sees some slight soiling on some of the logs but it in no way detracts from the impact. The pattern looks equally good vertically or horizontally. The quilt measures 40" square...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1304146
This unusual Log Cabin quilt is actually three different patterns.There is a Streak of Lightning surrounding the Star center as well as a Light and Dark pattern above and below the Star. It is extraordinary to realize that the same Log Cabin block when turned various ways can create such variety. The quilt is in excellent condition; circa 1880. Pennsylvania origin; measurements are 67" square.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1910 item #1304141
It is fascinating to see how the same block in varying colors can create such a complex Log Cabin quilt. I believe the only difference is that the centers of some are squares while others are divided into two triangles. This exceptional Log Cabin is in unused, pristine condition. Measurements are 78" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1910.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1303918 (stock #DSU-288)
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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1303232 (stock #1069)
Antique man's brown calico wallet in the best calico print. The wallet is full lined with an unbleached homespun linen. The flap closure had two ties, now it has one. The front flap and the front of the purse/wallet are in good condition, the back has three small holes and a worn area at the very corner of the bottom edge. It is 7 1/2" long by 5 1/2" top to bottom. It has two interior storage areas. This is a very nice example of an 1830's man's wallet.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1302842
This classic Nine Patch quilt is as crisp as the day it was made some 135 years ago. Clearly, it was stored away and never saw the light of day. The background is a dark chocolate brown print with a variety of plaids alternating with solid white in the Nine Patch blocks. Measurements are 67" x 78". The backing is plain white cotton. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1302775
This One Patch quilt made almost entirely of plaid cotton flannels is both simple and sophisticated. It took an artistic eye to put together this large combination of plaids in a palette of mauves, grays and browns. The four deep indigo squares are wool, also plaid. The backing is also a plaid flannel with striped flannel on either end.Measurements are 64" x 74". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1302774
This Thousand Pyramids is quilt perfection. It is finely pieced with a glorious array of mid 19th century fabrics. The double triangle appliqued border surrounds an undulating quilted vine. It is interesting that the border is machine appliqued. Rather than being done to save time, machine quilting in the late 1860's was often done to show off that one had a newfangled sewing machine. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 92" x 94". Maryland origin; circa 1860's.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1302771
This Barnraising Log Cabin is most unusual because of the embroidered names throughout. They are done in a variety of handwritings. It is possible this was a fundraising quilt but more likely a friendship gift of some type. The date 1900 is embroidered on the border along with flowers and leaves. The border is nicely cable quilted with wreaths in the corners. The front is wool with a cotton backing. Pristine condition; measurements are 66" x 78"...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Apparel : Pre 1900 item #1302172 (stock #1064)
This doll coat is cute enough to hang or frame. It is all hand sewn with the velvet trim carefully stitched in place. There is a handkerchief in the pocket that has been folded and in there for so long I didn't open it. The coat has a raised pile that is thin in a number of places but is not that noticeable because the foundation is the same beige color...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Rugs : Pre 1920 item #1302126 (stock #2015630)
Grenfell Labrador Industries Hooked Mat Handmade in Newfoundland MAP Folk Art This one of the nicer pieces of Grenfell Industries I have come across. With the original label, it is made from silk and rayon stockings, it depicts a stylized map of Newfoundland, with the North Wind blowing, whales blowing too. It shows a native settlement, boats, and a compass on the corner. These hand made rugs were made by the women, a fundraiser for the Mission established by Wilfred Grenfell in the 1920's...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1302051 (stock #1061)
Indigo blue polished cotton antique button bag with a draw string top. It has an antique button sewn on the side indicating the bag's contents. The button has such tiny holes I don't know how it was sewn on. I certainly don't have a needle that tiny in circumference. I don't believe the bag was ever used as the surface still has the lovely egg wash surface. 4" by 4 1/2" Circa 1830-40
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1301932
It is difficult to characterize this unique quilt. The Carpenter's Wheel center is surrounded by Flying Geese; King's Crown and Rolling Stone corner blocks. I'm not sure whether this is enough to characterize it as a strippy sampler quilt. The origin is also something of a mystery...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1301739
This folky Sampler Quilt has a great combination of traditional and original blocks. Nothing could be more traditional than the center Schoolhouse done with nicely inked detail. Below it is a Bear's Paw signed "Fannie J. Gould March 24, 1892". While the top was certainly made in the 19th century, the backing is later. It seems to be from the 1950's. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 76" x 78"; New England origin.