Antique (3rd quarter of the 19th century)Veramin or North West Persian long bag face (25" x 34"), very nice condition, with beautiful natural dyes. For the discerning collector of tribal Persian rugs and trappings.
German Beaded Purse, circa 1895, drawstring,10" x 6 1/2". Beautifully shaded roses, other flowers and foliage. Same on both sides.Remarkable, all original, excellent condition on fringe and bag. No repairs, beads missing anywhere or rips or tears or damage whatsoever. There must be 100-400 glass beads per square inch.All hand made, crocheted at top. There is no lining in this purse. Satisfaction guaranteed or money back. 3 day return privilege providing item returned in sent condition...
19th century beaded coin purse, crocheted in crimson silk with cut steel beads and metallic thread border. Fantastic cut steel frame and steel chain. Very good condition; some rust to beads. Measures 3 1/8” by 2 7/8”.
Antique Persian saddlebag, Shiraz, 19th Century, natural dyes, good condition, made into a pillow, one of two.
Antique Qashqai or Luri saddle bag (single bag complete with flat woven back), circa last quarter of the 19th Century, all natural dyes, large boteh design, 20" by 34", in fair condition, complete with flat-woven closure system.
It is interesting that this Irish Chain is actually created totally with Improved Nine Patch blocks. Positioning them as the maker did makes for a lovely diagonal Single Irish Chain. The same red squares were turned on point to create a very effective diamond border. Quilted with patterns of diamonds. Measurements are 36" x 44". Columbia, Missouri origin; circa 1880.
I believe this beautiful beaded piece may be a small table decoration, or napkin. It is a circular panel featuring a vivid wreath of flowers, including a red and a pink rose, bordered by four full layers of different colored fringes. Excellent condition. Measures 6 1/4”.
Extraordinarily unusual quilt made entirely of folded triangles known as prairie points. Has an unbelievable array of late 19th century printed fabrics. Each triangle measures about 3/4" wide at the base.
Backing is made of Centennial flags. Front is in excellent condition; some water staining to the back that does not come through to the front. Measures 61" x 70".
This broderie perse (chintz applique) quilt is as grand as they come. Each block is a finely detailed floral motif, some including birds, with a cross stitched name in the tiniest of stitches. Several of the names include locations, most of which are Baltimore but also showing Alabama; New York; Pennsylvania and England. One can only speculate as to how the quilt found its way to a contributor across the pond...
Antique Balouchi balisht front, tree of life design, with all natural dyes and in excellent condition, including flat-woven ends, complete selvedges, and full pile throughout. This exceptional balisht appears to be dating from the end of the 19th century. 17" by 44" including ends.
A very well designed and executed eight point Star of Bethlehem pieced cotton quilt with excellent quilting. The pieces around the edges are white with very small pale blue printed sprigs. The pieces for the star are all solid colors. The backing is printed green cotton in a small pattern. Quilted with feather wreaths in the corners and partial ones between the points of the stars. All of the sewing is done by hand. 72 inches square...
Superior antique beaded and leather cheroot case, featuring a swan under a palm tree! Beaded panel is done in white, clear and many colors of brown beads. Purple silk interior with green edging. Excellent condition; minor wear to leather and small spots of discoloration to silk. Measures 5 5/8” by 2 7/8”.
Six pointed hand sewn thread winder. It is made with sateen fabrics in the colors blue, tan, cream on one side and gray, pink and beige. It is in great condition with some age discoloration but no holes, rips or tears. It is 2" across and 1/3" thick. A really nice mint sewing item with tiny stitches. Circa 1870.
Beautiful antique beaded child’s cap with green silk lining, possibly Turkish. The abstract beadwork motifs are bright; the edging is couched in metallic thread. Excellent condition.
This mid 19th century folk art crazy quilt is a wonderful mix of richly colored silks and hand embellished surface stitches. The back is a green cotton sateen fabric tied with floss. Eighty seven silk tags create a whimsical border around the entire piece. Taken from a house used as part of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War, we believe this piece was the energetic work of a child learning how to sew. Lovely flower signed Jane among the varied and heavily embroidered pieces...
Charming antique beaded belt, featuring flowers interspersed with blue checkerboard designs and bordered with a blue loop fringe. Good condition; three tiny repairs and losses to fringe; yellow silk lining is deteriorating. Measures 24”.
Very fine antique Kashmiri Paisley Shawl, hand-made, 19th century and in wonderful condition. This paisley measures roughly 65" square. Very vivid colors, the best I have personally owned. Please ask for more photos.
Symmetrically knotted antique (19th Century) Baluch rug with rare abstracted tree design on a camel ground, natural dyes. Complete, with rough kilim ends, sides need re-wrapping. 31" by 57". Overall a beautiful example of this rare type.