Original Tulips pattern quilt combined with a dramatic Streak of Lightning. The floral theme is continued with the print used for the center of nearly every tulip. Excellent condition; well quilted. Measures 82" x 96"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1930.
This Amish Zig Zag quilt seems to be a unique interpretation. Both the construction and effect it creates are original. Strips of fabric were laid down on in a zig zag pattern. Straight lines were machine quilted, holding down the narrow strips of printed fabrics. The continuous turnings of the strips creates an effect somewhat like ric rac, but in fact it is not.
The structure of the quilt with a center frame on a black ground and multiple borders is traditionally Amish. From that point, nothi ...click for details
Unusual hooked rug with Four Patch blocks inside hexagons. Colors are out of the ordinary and perfectly well balanced with a double row of blue/ purples in the center and pinks framing them. Excellent condition; measures 28 1/2" x 46 1/2". Circa 1930.
Triangular rug that is unusual in both shape and construction. Interior is hooked while the outer half is braided. Excellent condition; vibrant colors. Made of wool. Measures 27" x 37". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.
Lovely Cake Stand Baskets quilt done in soft pastels of the 1930's. Nicely planned with solid colors for the body of the baskets and prints on the bases and tops. Very good, unwashed condition. Measures 84" square; Pennsylvania origin.
Somerset County, Pennsylvania Amish Concentric Squares Quilt - or is it Josef Albers? This wonderfully direct homage to the square preceded similar paintings by the famed artist. Heavy, fuzzy wool fabrics in deep, rich colors. Borders on two sides are interesting irregular rectangles. Measures 68" x 80".
Original pattern hooked rug of divided circles. Soft, muted colors with a subtly striped background. Excellent condition; one small repair visible on the back. Measures 36" x 41". Wool with cotton binding; circa 1930.
Bold pair of appliqued pillow cases from Rarotonga, one of the Cook Islands in the South Pacific. Fascinating to see the similarity with something that could have been made across the world in the United States in the same time period.
Unwashed condition. Measure 27 3/4" x 20" including edging. Several different embroidery patterns in shaded tones embellish the applique. Circa 1970; Rarotonga.