Zig-zag pattern pincushion worked in green, pink and red wools. Hand made cotton crochet edging in ivory and green. The reverse is an interesting diamond pattern taupe brocade. Some light staining to the crochet edging, otherwise perfect. Approximately 6" square. From Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Diagonal pattern pincushion in colors prevalent from the 1920's to 1940's. Faded silk ribbon edging has a tear at one corner. The cushion has a plain black back possibly silk or heavy rayon. Probably from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. 5" square.
Red and ivory ribbons have been woven into a wallet shape with a lovely folded edge detail. The amazing construction has no seams and is formed by the direction of the weaving. Bright clean colors and a sized for a compact and lipstick. Perfect condition and a great example of American women's home craft. 3 1/4" tall, 4 1/2" wide.
This is a stunning vintage 1960's Persian rug of the Isfahan region. It stands out to be quite the bold + funky piece with its main color being a deep, saturated purple. Quite the fine piece with exceptionally tight knotting and an amazing Ivory medallion with Navy Field. Very intricately woven, and has lived through its 50 years of life quite beautifully! You just don't see many of these -- it is a true gem...
Beautiful Navajo woven rug c 1960 depicting "Mother Earth Father Sky" 34" x 37" Excellent condition
This precious open ended sham is a delightful addition to your pillows!Each end has a flounce of vintage Swiss batiste lace trim and the two insertions of different trim. The Swiss have always been known for this type of excellent trim It measures 24" X 13 . You might choose to use a shorter pillow insertion, showing more of the flounce . The cotton of the main between the trim measures 13" X 11 1/2". Thank you for visiting!
What young girl wouldn't have sweet dreams sleeping under this charming quilt? The center is what I believe to be a gingerbread man surrounded by a puppy, chicks, an elephant, a kitten and some indeterminate animals. All have embroidered faces. It is well quilted with a variety of patterns. The center is crosshatched with cables in two borders and flowers in the corners. The outer border is quilted with overlapping circles...
What to do with those pesky braided rug scraps? Some enterprising mother fashioned this charming pair of slippers for her child. Hand sewn from indigo, cadet blue and beige wool rug scraps with heavy linen soles. One slipper retains the original linen insole. Evidence of minor wear. From Pennsylvania. 6" long; 2 1/2" wide; 2 " tall. These are truly wonderful!
Muted shades of grey, red-maroon and black typify the aesthetic of the Old Order Amish in the midwest, who in contrast to their brethren in Pennsylvania, often made perfectly scaled crib quilts. This one likely hails from Indiana and is in the Hole in the Barn Door pattern. The fabrics are heavy cotton, and the stitching, done in black thread, is small and consistent. The grey fabric has some areas of fading, but overall the quilt is in great condition with a substantial feel. 34" x 44".
In addition to vivid colors and heavy sashing, North Carolina quilters often used partial blocks at the top of their quilts. These traditional Lemoyne blocks are composed of cheddar and deep rusty brown solid fabrics, framed by a heavy green sashing. The back is unbleached "domestic" typical of the period. The quilting is done in a cloud pattern throughout. Condition is very good with a few minor stains. 68" x 80".
A charming mid-century pieced quilt with red and white sailboats on a blue ground. The nautical theme is continued in the quilting, which is done in the shape of ship's wheels and waves. Great for a boys room, or a summer cottage. 76" x 78". Wear to binding and a scattering of small repairs.
This is a beautiful Aubusson Pillow from the second half of the 20th century boasting an intricate needlepoint centering heraldic shield flanked by Angels with Fleur de Lys in the background. Dimensions 20”high/ 20”wide.
Old Kalaga from Myanmar (now Burma) featuring an unusual but colorful bird. The kalaga is embroidered with a combination of metallic and plain threads, sequins, beads and glass stones. Applied around the bird in a circle are glass-like stones that give the appearance of moonstones. In very good antique/vintage condition, it measures about 14.25 inches square. Circa 1950's or earlier.
Charming hooked rug from the 1940s of papa cat, mama cat and baby cat on an ivory ground with a black border. Nice texture and expert hooking on this small 11" by 17" small rug or mat. Professionally mounted and ready to hang.
This appealing doll quilt, circa 1925, features appliqued animals of heavy tan wool. It is hand pieced and quilted and appears to be made of scraps from mother's workbasket of cotton, silk and wool with metallic embellishments. Appliqued with blanket stitch are a pair of lovebirds, a horse, pig, dog, cat and snake; each is outlined in black quilt stitches. Otherwise the quilting is in a large grid. The initials "EAB" are worked in chain stitch in the lower left...
A colorful pair of Mennonite hand knit woolen mittens from Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Mennonites settled in Franklin County in the 1730's and their communities still flourish there today. This is a colorful pair of early 20th century mittens knitted in red and grey for the body of the mittens and stripes of red, purple and blue stripes for the cuffs. Well crafted of sturdy, thick 100% wool, sized for a large women's or small man's hand. Never worn, mint condition, 12 1/2" long.
Large mounted hooked rug in a very colorful star of Bethlehem or Lone Star pattern from the 1930s. Amazing use of colors with yarns in oranges, blues, pinks, grays and browns on a burlap backing and professionally mounted on a sturdy brown linen covered frame. Evidence of use but in excellent condition with no losses or repairs. Large and bold, a statement piece. 40" x 53 1/2"
The bold design of this quilt is its strongest asset. The colors are clear and bright and the graphic pattern the quilter chose has a great visual appeal. Perfect for a child's room on the wall or on the bed. The quilt has been used - the binding is a bit frayed and it has a soft, cozy feel, but there are no major stains or tears. 72" x 80".