This stunning Nine Patch variation has all of the bells and whistles one hopes for in a Lancaster County Amish quilt. The colors are the classic jewel tones used in Lancaster wool quilts. The same Nine Patch on point blocks are used throughout but the use of color creates a center medallion. It is well quilted with a variety of floral patterns. Condition is excellent; measurements are 84" square. Made in the 1930's.
This deep, inky colored Mennonite Hexagons quilt is made from men's suit materials. The blue centers effectively lead the eye throughout the quilt. Blue quilting thread combines with the color of the centers and further adds some spark to this darkly colored quilt. It is dated November, 1935. Measurements are 60" x 75". Oddly, the back of this heavy wool quilt is a cotton sateen. It was turned over to form the binding and shows some fraying but the rest of the quilt is without apology.
Patriotic quilts were often made at the time a state was admitted to the Union. It seems highly probable that this 49 star quilt was made to commemorate the admission of Hawaii in January, 1959. The flag itself has 16 stars and the surrounding field an additional 33. The fabrics are compatible with this time frame.
The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. It is nicely quilted with several geometric patterns...
This unusual indigo quilt is made entirely of denim jeans. It is reminiscent of a Japanese boro in which indigo garments are repurposed into bedcovers. Shadows of pockets and stitched seams add visual interest. This piece would make a very sturdy bedcover or wonderful abstract wallhanging. Measurements are 86" x 89; made circa 1980. It is a top with finished edges but no backing; excellent condition.
Intricately hand-woven cotton Sikka ikat from Flores, Indonesia. Bird and flower pattern with indigo, pale pink, and cream colored dyes. Fabric is sewn together to create a traditional tube dress or skirt. Fabric is in good condition. Please contact seller directly for questions and purchasing:
DESCRIPTION: A white, luxurious, deep-pile llama fur rug with a white hide-leather back. This is the kind of wonderful fur rug you love to walk on (or lay in) during a cold winter's evening. Excellent condition with no fur loss, this rug is very soft to the touch, and would be a plush addition to the back of a sofa, or on a bedroom or lodge floor. It is in such good condition that we are keeping it clean and wrapped in plastic until it finds its new owner...
This North Star quilt pattern also goes by the name of Star of the East. Regardless of which direction you prefer, it is a wonderfully three dimensional pattern. This example has an unusual, playful border of hexagons along the blue band. The solid blue arms of the stars alternate with printed fabrics of the 1930's, some of which appear to be feedsacks. The backing is the same yellow printed fabric as the centers of the stars...
This interesting Drunkard's Path quilt is more dense than most - perhaps an indication of more inebriation than most. It has a whimsical quality with irregularity to the inner applique border. It works well with the scalloped edge and binding to create a very full border treatment. Excellent condition; circa 1930. Pennsylvania origin; measures 66" x 75",
This Hexagons quilt is actually the same block throughout but the change of color gives it a definite center medallion. It is in pristine, unwashed condition. The quilt is made of a tremendous variety of late 1930's printed fabrics, many of which are feedsacks. The backing is a solid red. Measurements are 74" x 84".
Sure to break the ice using this vintage set of 12 Bird themed cocktail napkins, made of fine lawn linen with hand rolled hem, comprising six unique designs, one in red and and the other blue. Size- Each 5" by 7". Very good vintage condition: 10 are perfect, Some fading on the 11th and sliver tear near hem on 12th.
Gorgeous Tammi Keefe Handkerchief from her New York Series. This one is Grand Central Terminal (aka Grand Central Station) done in brilliant purple, chartreuse and teal.
Long before Gloria Vanderbilt and her blue jeans, Keefe became one of the first women to sign her name conspicuously on her work and to achieve name recognition. Lord & Taylor Manhattan even took out a full-page ad in The New York Times for a "Meet the Designer" day to introduce Keefe and a new line of furnishing fabrics...
Densely pieced Irish Chain quilt in soft, creamy colors. It is made with mostly printed fabrics and a few solids, all from the 1930's. Each square is less than 1" to a side. It is nicely quilted with curvilinear patterns. The border is a nice continuation of the main pattern. Measurements are 70" x 82". Pennsylvania origin; excellent condition.
Wow! Very Good Condition in this Vintage 1950s or 1960s Elsa Schiaparelli Black Persian Lamb Jacket with Silver Mink Collar. 3 faceted Jet Buttons. Tiny bit of wear. Schiaparelli Paris label along with original owner's initials. Is a generous M. Measures appx 40 inches across bust and 25 inch length from base of collar to hem. Has wonderful drop sleeve with no seam so it can accommodate range of sizes in couture style. Ready to wear.
Age: Early 20th Century.
Origin: Sindh River, Baluchistan Region.
Description: Intricate metal and mirror embroidery over plain textile framed by fine tassels and blue beads.
Dimensions: 1’11” x 1.4″ | Product code: TX2004
Age: ca. 1950-60.
Description: The rug is made in the Iranian Caspian Region from natural white and black sheep’s wool. Hand-woven the wool maintains it’s original colour as it has not undergone any colour processing.
Dimensions: 4’7″ x 6’4″.
Product Code: RU3009.
While this Sawtooth Diamond quilt may "read" pink on some monitors, it is actually a red chambray, that is red with white threads running through it.
The unusual border adds a wonderful new dimension to this traditional pattern. It is in mint, unwashed condition and well quilted with a variety of patterns. The border may have been completed at a later date as it is a newer fabric but I see no reason for it to be a replacement as the quilt shows absolutely no signs of wear...
This is a great antique tortoise shell hair comb in excellent condition. There is a little wear on some of the teeth, but that is the only wear. This is a very large comb, it measures 5 3/4" x 5". The stand measures 6 1/2" x 3". A very nice comb indeed!
Five rag balls made of various colors of twill tape from the Pennsylvania Amish. The tape is high quality very thick tape. Wonderful colors of midnight blue, forest green, a medium brown and grey and ivory, so reminiscent of Amish quilts from the area. The diameter of the largest ball is 5 1/2".