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...
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.
Charming Alphabet Quilt with an appliqued image to illustrate each letter. Immaculate, unwashed condition. Muslin ground with pencil lines still showing for the quilting patterns. Signed Lewis (last name illegible) and dated 1930. Measures 74" x 97"; Pennsylvania origin.
It's difficult to imagine two more unlikely patterns used on the same quilt. One side looks like a collage of Beacon blanket fabrics; the other is a traditional Light and Dark Log Cabin done primarily in wools with a few strips of Beacon material and a bit of silk. Both sides are equally striking and in excellent condition. Virginia origin; measures 70" x 80". Circa 1930.
This Pots of Tulips quilt is an interesting contrast in that it is sophisticated in design while crude in execution. Sinuous stems are different in each block. Appliqued circles in each pot and atop the lavender flowers are wonderful abstract design. Partially appliqued by machine. Measures 69" x 82";Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1930.
Who can imagine a Sunbonnet Sue quilt cuter than this with the girls chatting over the garden gate? To the best of my knowledge, this is an original rendition of a popular pattern. Excellent condition; well quilted. Dated 1932. Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Measures 65" x 76".
Pristine, unwashed Sailboats quilt done in a lovely blend of soft tones arranged to form diagonal bands of color The pink fabric is chambray; some of the blue and green prints are polished cotton. Reverses to pink and white bars; equally usable on either side. Circa 1930; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 77" square.
What could be cuter than these Cats with Bowties? Summer spread of a top and back without batting. Two small tan marks are visible in close-ups. Aside from them, condition is excellent. Measures 77" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.