Sassy is the best description for this colorful Log Cabin Quilt. The bold pattern is made even more so by the use of color and fabrics. It is made of wide strips of colorful satins. The backing is also an unusual choice of yellow damask linen. Measurements are 80" square; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
No need for electricity when you have this brilliant Log Cabin Quilt to light up a room. The boldness of the pattern combined with the satin fabrics make for a brilliant, somewhat whimsical statement.
Measurements are 70" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920. Excellent condition.
Extremely fine wire basket in the shape of a classic flower basket. The small size of this indicates it may have been intended as a candy holder. Regardless of its original intent, it is a wonderfully sculptural piece. It measures 7 3/4" to the top of the handle and 7" long. Excellent condition.
This elegant white trapunto was made originally as a dresser scarf but would serve equally well as a wall hanging. The grape; leaf and heart motifs are sewn with the tiniest stitches imaginable. The three dimensional effect is achieved by spreading apart threads on the back to insert additional cotton.
Made in Pennsylvania; circa 1820. Measurements are 33" x 54" including fringe.
Excellent condition. Measures 33" x 54".
This is one of the most finely done Victorian decoupage albums. Each of the appliqued images is attached to a cloth page. The pages are a variety of compatible colors, all with pinked edges.
The images are a huge array of animals (including a lobster); people; flowers; fruits; vegetables and patriotic motifs.
The album cover measures 9" x 11 1/2". There are 18 pages.
Beautifully quilted Irish Chain pattern with a strong Wild Goose Chase border. The hard edges of the patterns are softened by curvilinear patterns within the dense quilting. It measures 92" x 102", ample for a king size bed. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; dated 1844. Professionally laundered and in spotless condition.
This elaborately worked whitework quilt is one of the most elegant and elaborate that I have seen. In the center is written the name Ada Chew within a star. Surrounding that are various wreaths and garlands. The outer corners are done with trapunto cornucopias brimming with flowers. The inner corners are stuffed work pineapples, the symbol for friendship and hospitality. The ground areas not done with trapunto are worked with the most dense stipple quilting that is possible. The overall composit ...click for details
Soft toned floral print fabric combined with large open spaces makes for a gentle quilt in this Lattice pattern. The white blocks are quilted with sunbursts and pinwheels. An inked signature says M.L. Himbolt. Measurements are 83" x 86". Condition is good but not perfect. There are several areas of slight weakness to the fabric. It has been professionally laundered. Dates to the 1860's.
This Double Hourglass crib quilt is more complex than it may first appear. The white triangles are set in four indigo diamond shaped blocks. The sawtooth border and four patch corner blocks are a good juxtaposition to the indigo ground. Each corner has an embroidered initial and the date 1900. Measures 28 1/2" square; very good condition. Pennsylvania origin.
It is difficult to imagine a more lush garden of chintz fabrics, exquisitely placed together. The maker cleverly created an open diamond in the center frame which is the perfect transition from the straight lines of the outer borders to the circles in the center. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. There are some water marks on the back that do not show on the front. The quilting in the center is in a clamshell pattern, relating to the circular appliqued motifs. M ...click for details