Two unique, handmade pillows
Black face on left - made of cotton sateen with wool embroidery. Wonderful plaited hairstyle. Three dimensional lips; oilcloth eyes are cut out to enhance her coy smile. Measures 12" in diameter; circa 1920.
Circle pillow with appliqued date 1893 and initials SM. Hearts appliqued on both sides. Made of wool suiting with some old, very well done repairs. Measures 13" in diameter.
Very fine Balouchi Balisht in fine condition, measuring 16" by 30", last quarter of the nineteenth century, camel ground, natural dyes. Feel free to ask for more photos.
19th Century craftsmanship for today's lifestyle. This is a richly colored hand dyed cotton antique American Folk Art floral hooked rug in shades of cream, beige, brown, gray and red comprising a centered diamond with scattered flowers and leaves. The outer corners having floral bouquets on a deep brown striated background, striped border. Size: 107" x 69". Condition is excellent with one minor repair on back.
Outstanding Baltimore Album quilt that combines both traditional and whimsical, original blocks. The eagle draws the eye to the center and then allows it to meander through the variety of finely detailed blocks. Signatures indicate the quilt was related to the North and Horner families of mid 19th century Baltimore. More complete information is available to purchaser.
Very unusual antique Kurdish bagface, circa 1900 or before, in overall good condition (two corners slightly eared, otherwise retaining its closure system on one end and some flatweave on the other). This bag face measures 24" by 25". Nice abrash from dark indigo to pale blue.
Extremely rare antique Caucasian long rug (44" x 96"), last quarter of the 19th century, in good overall condition, some oxydisation of the browns, selvedges redone. This rug was created in the area of Shusha in the Karabagh area. Cf. "Rugs and Carpets of the Caucasus--The Russian Collections", Illustration 103, for a rug with that unusual variation on the Tree of life design.
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania pin cushions from the late 19th century.
Unusual cotton crazy on left measures 3 3/4" square. Nice variety of fabrics from the 1870's - 80's.
Six lobes - pristine condition; finely hand pieced. 2 3/4" tall; beautiful 1870's material.
Both have original loops for hanging.
Antique Afshar rug, last quarter of the 19th century, in excellent condition, including original ends and selvedges, extremely fine weave, silky wool, very floppy handle, all natural dyes, measuring 72" x 54". This is the best Afshar I have owned. For the discriminating collector of South Persian rugs.
Antique Luri (Lurs) single bag, complete with flat woven back and closure system, late nineteenth century, all natural dyes, beautiful red ground, ivory border, very tribal. This collector bag measures roughly 22" by 24" and is in good overall condition. Please inquire.
Antique Veramin Kurdish bag face or bag front, very unusual design, beautiful wool, natural dyes, circa 1900. This saddle bag front measures 1'9" by 2'2". It is in excellent condition.
Fantastic delicate and diminutive 19th century Victorian metal and silk thread knit purse with ornate gilt mount and gold beaded tassel. Excellent condition; one loose tassel loop. Measures 3 1/2” (not including tassel) by 2 1/8”.
Fantastic 19th century dance card, probably Austrian, comprising an assemblage of mountain climbing gear, suspended from a chatelaine hook by a blue silk cord and topped with a chenille tassel. The front features what I believe is either a snowshoe or a ski carrier, complete with buckled leather straps, under which lies an ice axe crossed with a trekking pole. The card cover is in blue silk with the original pencil; the pages are empty...
Superb and rare antique needlework pocket on canvas, probably Pennsylvania Dutch, dated 1852. 18th and 19th century pockets took the place of purses; they tied at the waist under skirts and aprons and held anything from keys to money to sewing supplies. The contents were accessed by a vertical slit at the front. This is an amazing piece of folk art: the cross stitch motifs include a stag lying beneath a tree, hearts, flowers initials, and a dog. The header, back and lining are plain linen...
Complete pair of antique Turkish Malatya saddlebags, probably woven by Kurdish villagers in the end of the nineteenth century, in very good condition except for one old repair. One of two pairs of Malatya saddlebags currently in our inventory.
Pretty aubergine silk reticule dating from the second quarter if the 19th century. Neatly embroidered with the initials 'E.E.' worked in floral sprigs, and decorated with flowers and silk covered acorn tassel heads. Gorgeous fire-colored silk lining. Very good condition; a few faded spots; a few loose threads on the acorn tassels. Measures 9 3/4” by 7 1/4”.
A wonderful 1830's ladies' reticule with a little bit of everything! The purse is fashioned of cream satin and decorated with chain stitched floral embroidery, moss green and dusky pink velvet bands , gold metallic lace, spangles, and beads. The best part is a flip down bottom which hides a mirror within. Green silk lining. There is shattering to the cream silk, especially on the sides. 7” by 7”.
Tiny 19th century netted purse, in salmon silk thread. Gilt frame and piereced gilt frame. Very good condition. Measures 3" by 1 3/4".
Beautiful early 19th century embroidered white silk reticule, featuring delicate sprays of flowers. Double sided; twist fringe; crocheted and twist tassels; white silk lining. Silk is foxed and shredded toward the top; embroidery is lovely. Measures 8” not including fringe.