This wonderful heavy cotton towel has a stylized cutwork basket with embroidered flowers and tendrils of leaves heavily padded .Theres a heavy line of embroidery at the hem and the opposite end is hemstitched.A wonderful gift for a bride,the basket signifying abundance. Seems to never have been used,slight storage marks along the folds,will wash right out.42" x 25"
Sassy little pouch purse! This little guy is a charmer. Lovely leather and sleek and shiny ranch mink. The leather plaque on the interior zipper compartment says : made in Italy for Lord & Taylor, 100% mink. The lining ( in perfect condition just like the outside ) repeats over and over again: Paola del Lungo. Purse is 10" wide, 7 1/2" high, 3" side to side. The straps are 22" end to end.
This pretty cloth has a combination of embroidery,and Italian needleworked cut work . The continuous hem is Italian drawn needle work.The color is a pale rosy brownish beige with white embroidery.A great neutral color,would look beautiful alone or as a topper on a white cloth.Perfect condition,washed and ironed! 37" square
Gorgeous vintage Hermes silk scarf (“carré”) worked in rich shades of medium blue, cream, golds, browns and greys. The design illustrates various 18th century gilded carriage or chariot wheels, including one emblazoned with an image of the Sun King, Louis XIV. The hand-rolled edges (rolled toward the front) are plump. “Hermès Paris” is worked into the design, as is the signature of the desiger, Caty Latham.
Origin: France, ca. 1995...
Mary Had a Little Lamb charmingly depicted in a hooked rug. Mary shown in profile like the Sunbonnet Sue of quilts. Interesting that Mary's lamb is sheared; the legs are a fuzzier wool than the body.
Pristine condition; measures 16" x 23". Pennsylvania origin.
What could be more appealing than this Cats crib quilt pattern? Does the fact that there are nine of them relate to the traditional notion of cats having nine lives?
Nicely embroidered with details including a collar on each animal. Cable quilting in the border and concentric diamonds throughout interior. Pristine condition. Colors softer that in photos. Measures 35" x 36". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.
Here's a wonderful Retro find from the 1940s: FIVE whisper-soft dresses of fine white cotton lawn with pintucking, embroidery and scalloped hems. Each has a different design and the tags tell us they were hand-made in the Philippines. Condition is lovely, despite their being about 60 years old -- nearly antique, by American 75-year standards. Some could use a few stitches along seam lines, but there are no major problems. They could be brightened with bleach and/or bluing, if you like...
Darling vintage English Child's handkerchief with children and the days Thursday and Wednesday in the corners. It measures 10" square and I could find no holes or stains.
A rare and wonderful two sided micro-petit point purse made for a child. On one side is a depiction of an 18th century courting couple, under a tree by a river, with the man holding a mandolin serenading the woman. The reverse side shows homes along the river, and a sailboat. The purse is done in beautiful hues including pink, lavender, greens, etc. To further enhance this charming work of craftsmanship, there is a stunning enameled and jeweled frame...
Gorgeous vintage Heriz Oriental carpet is in very good clean condition, with minimal even wear, good thick pile, and fringed ends. Colors are rich, but not hot or garish. Salmon reds and pinks, sky blue, denim blue, ink blue, olive brown, and ivory. Beautifully balanced design. Heriz rugs are very durable and long wearing, perfect for families with children and pets. Unusually large room size, approx. 9 feet by 13 feet. Northwest Persian origin, circa 1930. Shipping extra...
Charming and probably unique Thousand Pyramids quilt with embroidered scenes that include such unusual features as snow capped mountains; shrubbery; trees; flowers; houses; sunrises and clouds. Mint, unwashed condition. Graphic as well as unusual. Finely worked; circa 1930. Measures 68" x 76".
Lonely?--how about a mannequin-Hawaiian-resembles Liz Taylor in her prime, but just a little more exotic-no dental bills-no divorce-no shop to drop syndrome--no closets full of shoes--and no chattering--ca 1950s-51 inches high by 16 inches wide-lady has a few skin problems-legs and arms come off-she never has headaches-overall condition good
Whether or not this was meant as a Baskets pattern is subject to opinion; whether or not it is wonderful design is not. Looks equally good when viewed from any direction. Strong diagonal design of the pieced patern is accentuated by quilting in diagonal lines. Excellent condition; professionally laundered. Measures 72" x 86". Circa 1930; Pennsylvania origin.
Kewpie dolls are an unusual quilt motif and nearly half of the blocks of this embroidered quilt show them in different poses. Many of the remaining blocks are of a busy Sunbonnet Sue. Also out of the ordinary is the use of multicolors of embroidery. Excellent condition. Well crafted throughout; border consists of four different quilting patterns. Measures 74" x 82"; circa 1930. Pennsylvania origin...
Unusual center medallion arrangement of the Jacob's Ladder pattern. This Amish quilt is from Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The format of the quilt was most likely influenced by the center diamond and square patterns of the Lancaster County Amish. Wool fabrics; measures 72" x 82". Crude quilting but great graphics. Excellent condition; circa 1930.
A true gem of a purse frame (with sew holes; 800 silver with approximately eighteen carats of real amethysts; 5 1/2" wide
A large and vibrant beaded purse in a geometric motif; 5 color fringe; 12" by 9 1/4" without including the fringe length
Central Floral Wreath pattern created solely with the use of one inch square blocks. Quilting repeats the postage stamp pattern with swirling flowers in corner blocks. May be an Anne Orr pattern. Slight fading to soft seafoam green background. From estate of Walter Heabel; Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Measures 72" x 85 1/2"; circa 1930.