This is a sweet little purse with an interesting provenance. It’s made of a lovely woven pink patterned silk and features a ruby and diamond clasp. Inside, there are two cartes de visite, which hint at its ownership. The first is a card inscribed “Madame Edouard de Heller/Princesse Clementine de Saxe Cobourg Gotha”. Written in hand, in French: “I was very touched by the attentions of your nice daughter...
Fantastic early 19th century double-sided petit point flint case with steel frame and cut steel fastener. The front depicts two rabbits and a floral spray; the back features a spaniel. Brown silk lining; black braided piping and fastener loop. Excellent condition. Measures 2 1/2” by 2 1/4”.
Beautiful 18th century netted lace stitch purse, in dark green and gold metallic thread. Amazing condition considering its age; some fraying to metallic thread on piping. Measures 4 5/8” by 4”.
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”.
Dark purple paneled velvet rugby cap with gold braid trim and tassel, embroidered “PFC” to the central panel and “1895-6” to the visor. Interior tag reads “James Gardner/late of C Stewart/18 Cross St/Manchester”. Condition is very good; some slight fraying to the lining.
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”.
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”.
Nice pair of beaded napkin rings, featuring a red needlework ground worked with black, white and cut steel beads in the Greek key. Good condition; two spots of wear to needlework; rust to some of the cut steel beads. Measure 5”.
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”.
A dramatic 18th Century pouch, probably for tobacco, comprising scarlet twill ornately embroidered with silk threads in an exotic flowerhead and bow design, further detailed with metallic passing and plate threads, and braid. Very good condition. Measures 10 1/2” by 7 7/8”.
Exceptional complete pair of Kurdish saddlebags (khorjin) in beautiful condition, first quarter of the 20th Century, with kilim back and soumak bridge and skirts, full pile, beautiful wool, mostly natural dyes (some tip fading of the sparsely used apricot-orange), some old repairs to the closure system. The ivory borders in this set are rather unusual, with the vertical borders of a different pattern than the horizontal. This is a large set of saddlebags: 29" by 52"...
What a superb little early 19th century purse. It features fish scales and gold metallic thread embroidered on red velvet. The fish scales form the flowers and leaves of the design – the flowers have gold beads at their centers. Pretty scalloped gilt frame; white silk lining; gold bead looped edging. Good condition; there is some disintegration to scales. Measures 4” by 3 1/2”.
Fantastic double-sided ivory silk embroidered purse, circa 1730-1750. The front features a gorgeous blossom with beautifully shaded petals and a black center unusually constructed of black metal bands. The reverse features two smaller flowers, one with a metallic thread center. Pink ruched edging; pink ribbon drawstring; pink silk lining. Very good condition for such a delicate piece; ivory silk on the front appears to have some oil stains throughout; small section of edging is loose...
A rare, early 17th century drawstring purse, worked in golden and silver metallic threads in plaited braid stitches and edged with green silk thread. Classically Jacobean, this purse features a knotted square design and is decorated with three plaited tassel balls to the bottom edge and two large balls at each top corner. Lined in pink silk, now discolored. Great condition for its age; drawstring and small sections of stitching are lacking. Measures 5 1/4” by 4 7/8”.
Fabulous antique micro beaded figural purse, featuring a pair of lovers in 18th century dress, posed in a brilliant landscape. Very good condition; two very small holes; lining and fringe lacking. Measures 7 1/2” by 8”.
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”.
"Roman Cross", a pieced quilt, this is a remarkable example of a relatively early quilt, circa 1860-1880, the fabrics are documented classics of the period and remain strong and vibrant. There is one tiny professional repair and very minor muting of the fabric along the binding. The stitching is entirely by hand at seven stitches per inch and includes diagonal, parallel line quilting, thin batting. A very special find, professionally washed and ready for use or display. 90"x80"...
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.