Lovely pair of matching Victorian beaded wall pockets, both teardrop shaped and topped with red crepe ribbons. The red needlework pockets are worked in white, clear and cut steel beads in a floral motif. Pockets are in good condition; losses to fringe of the pouch on one pocket; some rust to cut steel beads. Measure 6” by 4 1/8”.
Fantastic length of antique jet beaded trim featuring a lattice weave motif and measuring 72”. Excellent condition.
This small purse is an absolute gem. The extremely fine designs – a bird on the front and a group of roses on the back – are worked in tiny petit point stitches in vivid colors. The bird has a blue head, red breast and brown wings and sits on a branch loads with blossoms. The roses are white, pink and red, and beautifully shaded. The body is constructed of very fine taupe netting...
This unique Rooster quilt is truly something to crow about. It is made entirely of 1 inch squares. The background is cotton; the rooster's body is primarily velvet with some wool. In addition to being quilted, the rooster's body is also tied which I believe is meant to give the effect of feathers. The forty five star flag dates the quilt to the time period between 1896 and 1908...
Richly colored Barnraising Log Cabin quilt on Square done in beautiful wool challis fabrics. Solids and prints are well placed to make the various frames especially prominent. Excellent condition; measures 78" x 92". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Exquisitely miniaturized Evening Stars Quilt in which each star block measures just 2 1/4" to a side. Beautifully planned to create diagonal lines of color. Each of the borders is quilted with a different pattern, beginning with hearts in the chocolate brown. Mint, unwashed condition. Measures 84" square. Oley, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.
Nice Victorian bookmark of pierced paper on a navy blue silk ribbon, embroidered 'No cross no crown', the cross and crown being symbols. Very good condition; a few creases to paper, which measures 3 7/8” by 1 1/8”.
Nice Victorian bookmark of pierced paper on a deep blue silk ribbon, embroidered 'The cross is my anchor', the cross and anchor being symbols. Very good condition. Paper measures 6 1/8” by 2 1/8”.
Sweet Victorian bookmark of pierced paper, featuring two girls and a deer, embroidered 'Love the Giver' on a deep red silk ribbon. Paper measures 6 1/8” by 2”. Excellent condition.
A lovely shield-shaped ivory silk reticule, circa 1830. The purse features apple green piping, applied and embroidered strawberries and rosehips to one side, and a mixed floral spray on the reverse. Embroidery is wonderful. Lined in fine white muslin. Some foxing to silk and a split to bottom edge on spray side; lacking a drawstring. Measures 10” by 9”.
Charming early 19th century red crocheted purse, featuring two white doves among flowers and greenery. Green twist drawstring with gold thread-covered ball terminals. Very good condition; one stain across the bottom. Measures 4 1/4” by 3 1/8”.
Fantastic 18th century silver reticule – this little bag has a bit of everything! The body features silver sequins applied to silver thread netting over white silk. The knitted scalloped header is comprised of silver and gold metallic thread. The drawstring is twisted metallic thread with terminal balls made of sequins. Metallic thread tassel. A super purse in good condition some losses to sequins and unraveling to drawstring. Measures 4 1/2” by 2 3/4”.
An 18th century green velvet gaming purse embroidered in raised silver metallic thread. Figures include a red Maltese cross; two clasped hands within a snake eating its tail; a wreath; a lion; and various initials. The bottom consists of metallic leaves. Bag is lacking its lining and lacking draw-string; it has several darned repairs below the opening; embroidery to the lion is worn. Measures 7” by 8 1/2”.
Terrific 17th century French embroidered miter-shaped purse. The purse is constructed of green silk, embroidered with flowers and a central device in silver metallic thread; the edging is metallic as well. Good condition for its age; the central silver device has substantial losses; the green silk has a few areas of wear; there’s some soiling to the embroidery. Measures 6 by 5 1/2”.
Beautiful antique beadwork case, probably Continental, dating from the mid 19th century. The piece is worked in bright and colorful beads and features a riot of figures: a man, a woman, a pair of ducks, and two other interesting creatures, possibly a dog and a cat, all against a white ground. The beadwork is in excellent condition; the box is lined with heavy card, which is somewhat misshapen, and black silk, which is shredding. Measures 3” by 2 1/4”.
Pretty antique Continental beadwork pouch, probably a cigar case, early to mid 19th century. The owner’s initials are featured on one side, surrounded by tiny flowers and abstract folk motifs. The reverse features three larger roses, in red and pink. The insert is lined in magenta silk. Beadwork is in excellent condition; lining is shredding; there is a small split at the seam of one end. Measures 6” by 3 3/4”.
Fantastic antique beadwork over woven straw case, probably Spanish, early to mid 19th century. The piece is encircled with dancing figures in black, and with blue swags and blue and red flowers, all against a gold ground. The owner’s name is also worked onto the case: “D. Mariano Sanchez”. The letter on the top is difficult to decipher: “S.ALS.L”. Beadwork is in excellent condition; cardboard insert is a recent addition; top does not fit tightly. Measures 2 7/8” by 1 3/4”.
Unusual pattern applique quilt that most resembles Starflowers or Sunflowers with a Pomegranate border. Nicely quilted. Professionally laundered; pristine condition. Tan colors probably started out as darker browns but there is no evidence of them having faded from green. Measures 66" x 80"; probably Southern origin. Circa 1870.