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".
Move over Anthropologie, this is the real thing. A great double wedding ring quilt with a purple ground and an array of fun fabrics from the 1940's. The reverse is a bright yellow as is the binding on the bold scalloped edges. A great example of 1940's quilting in excellent condition. 78" x 80"
This is an adorable Doll Bust made by the second half part of the 20th century standing on a nicely turned walnut shaft on round base. Circa date 1960. Dimensions 32”high/ 7”wide (Shoulders)
As fast as children grow, these sturdy boots must have been worn by more than one family member. They are worn, scuffed, scratched, used and abused and have a hole in the sole. As a result they are as soft as can be and bear the evidence of many hours of play and work. The top cuffs and heels are a smooth saddle-brown leather, the body is a light tan color.The soles are of thick leather and the heels are a hard rubber. 7 3/4" tall and the sole is 7" long. Exceptionally well made...
Very well made Nine Patch doll quilt with the blocks placed so as to form diagonal chains. The solid red centers are especially successful in carrying the eye across the diagonal and continuing the color of the border and binding. Measurements are 20 1/2" x 27 1/2". Quilted with squares set on point; excellent condition. Made 1930's; Pennsylvania origin.
A Persian mafrash panel in knotted pile with cotton warp and wool weft, maybe from Meshkin. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: clean, very good, only selvage wrapping partially lost. Dimension without fringes: 30 cm x 88 cm.
A wool saddlebag face in densely knotted pile from the Qashqai People. From an old Swiss collection. Condition: clean, few traces of usage. Dimension without fringes: 64.5 cm x 58.5 cm.
This traditional Hawaiian applique quilt is done with colors more typical of Pennsylvania than Hawaii. I don't think I've seen another Hawaiian quilt with this rich teal background. It is stitched with echo quilting, typical of Hawaiian quilts, that follows the pattern of the applique. Hawaiian quilts are always striking with their strong central pattern but the colors of this example make it particularly so.
Measurements are 74" square; very good condition.