Oh so precious! These 3 cases might have been hand made to keep a bride's wedding silver! Not professional, but she expertly embroidered them, check out the precise lettering stitches! Each of the embroidered ribboned wreaths is varied in the colors she used. When opened up, each case has attached flannelette stitched to make 12 slots for knives, forks, and spoons, and a flap to secure them.. It seems to be of a linen/cotton blend with pale pink buttonhole hand stitching around all 4 sides...
This is a vintage panel design rug from The Bakhtiari area in S.W. Iran.It is woven of thick, medium to long, springy soft wool in an open, coarse weave using Turkish knots about 70 per square inch. It employs the "garden" (called Kishti in Arabic meaning panels or boxes)design...
From northern Iran in the province of Khorassan, we offer this vivid hand woven tribal Belouch. A rugged, fairly thick rug in predominately red and blue colors, it exhibits a pole medallion and a multi-banded border of Botehs and guls. The central field is floral rather than geometric.
Although there was been some small rewoven repairs and about a half dozen areas where the pile is worn to the warp the overall structure is still very sound. The selvedges are intact...
Carpenter's Square is the totally appropriate name for such an architectural quilt pattern. The use of solid red and white makes this version especially dramatic. Quilted in patterns of straight lines. Ohio origin; circa 1880. Freshly laundered and in excellent condition. Measures 72" x 74".
Charming Sailboats cradle quilt set on a blue field reminiscent of water and/ or the sky. Printed fabrics include feedsacks. Excellent condition; nicely quilted including a cable throughout the border. Measures 20" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.
Cheerful Pots of Tulips Quilt with a variety of colored flowers. The pots, or baskets, are all the same pink calico with solid color flowers and stems. Very well quilted. Outstanding, unwashed condition. Made circa 1930's; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 78" x 86".
Light and airy applique quilt of floral wreaths and bows. It is surely a kit quilt but not one I have seen. Oval frames are quilted around the groups of flowers. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. Measurements are 78" x 90". The design allows it to be used vertically or horizontally so it can be used on either a double or queen size bed. Made by Goldie Addie Bussell (dob 8/19/1878) in Waxahachie, Texas. Family history is available to purchaser.
This vintage intricately hand monogrammed towel has so many swirls and curls embroidered throughout the letters, It's really hard to tell...perhaps VOC or LOC? Wow, it could be almost anyway you choose to see it. The 2" rose damask border is on all 4 sides, turning each corner. There is hand drawn hemstitching, on each end. The embroidery is not professional, but certainly by a very practiced embroideress, perhaps for her trousseau...
The New York Beauty is a quilt pattern that is always popular and rarely seen. It is a difficult one to execute with the entire pattern consisting of curves and points. This striking example is nicely quilted with feather patterns in the white blocks. Measurements are 79" x 82". Excellent condition; circa 1930.
This is certainly a one of a kind quilt made for the card playing or craps playing gambler. The green fabric is also reminiscent of the top of a pool table.
Dice are shown in the corners as well as the inner medallion. Hearts, spades, diamonds and clubs surround them.
This is the ultimate crossover quilt with traditional star and tumbling blocks patterns as well as the gambling theme.
Measures 80" square. Clever use of polka dot fabric for binding and backing that continues the dice theme...
Striking Log Cabin quilt that makes several light and dark patterns. Consistent use of solid colored red and blue give the quilt lots of zing. It is as crisp and pristine as the day it was made in the 1920's. The backing is made of large blocks of solid color pastels. Measurements are 76" square; Pennsylvania origin.
I recently found this amazing hanky in Paris and could hardly believe the intricate hand work! The bouquet of roses, daisies, lily of the valley and more have such detail. The colors are so bright and vivid. The bouquet is surrounded by swirling car-touche woven into the sheer linen. It's hard to believe, but that even seems to be hand stitched, as there are no 2 exactly alike. I've spent much time examining even with a jewelers loupe...
This fine Fans Doll quilt was made by the same hand as # 1212628 and 1212629. It is in unwashed condition with one spot about the size of a pea on one of the outer triangles. Solid blue fabric alternate with printed feedsacks. Measurements are 22" square. Delaware origin;embroidered date of 1935 on the back.
Very finely made Six Point Stars doll quilt with an unusual feature. Both the border and backing are half blue print and half pink. Not sure whether it was for a boy or girl? Measurements are 18" x 20". Unwashed
condition as perfect as the day it was made in 1934. Delaware origin.
Stunning and unusual single Dresden Plate doll quilt done on a maroon ground. This little gem is very well quilted and has a terrific ice cream cone border and scalloped edge. It is in un-used, pristine condition. The printed fabrics are 1930's feedsack prints. Solid colors are cotton sateen. Measurements are 18 1/2" square.