This Puss in the Corner quilt (aka Improved Nine Patch) is made with a beautiful selection of early 19th century printed fabrics. The four corners use the same materials.
Sewn to the quilt is a label with the name Martha Hershey Coppenhaffer and the date 1841. It is from the same family in York, Pennsylvania as the preceding listing, item #1429566.
The interior of the quilt is in excellent condition. There is, however, wear to the border and backing...
This beautiful early quilt is totally reversible. While the way the binding is sewn leads me to believe the maker intended the Bars to be the primary side, to my eye, the Wholecloth Chintz is preferable. It is sewn of three panels, each 24 1/2 inches wide with an extra 3 3/4 inches along one side.
The shading of the various blue flowers is stunning.
The Bars side is made of two fabrics. One is a tiny geometric print and the other is floral.
Quilting is done with diamonds throughout...
At first glance, this may look like a Log Cabin quilt but in fact, it is concentric squares with Four Patch centers. The quilt is made entirely of wool challis with the same red and green prints used throughout. The centers are a greater selection of prints, many of which have light tones that give a bit of a twinkle to an otherwise fairly dark quilt. It is in excellent condition. Measurements are 82" x 92', quite large for the time period.
Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Nothing could be more of the moment than this patriotic flag quilt depicting Old Glory.
It was most likely made either for the admission of Arizona into statehood on February 14, 1912 or during World War I which took place from 1914 - 1918. In either case, its timelessness remains.
The quilt is beautifully executed with the stripes truly having the appearance of blowing in the wind. The flagpole is done with considerable detailing and the tassel wrapped around it is exceptional...
This Nine Patch quilt actually forms two additional patterns. Triangles in the corners of the off blocks create Octagons and the joining of the peach triangles on diagonals creates an Hourglass pattern as well.
The quilt is a beautiful shade of peach, not often seen. It is softer in color than appears on my monitor. It is nicely quilted with diamonds in the white octagons and diagonal lines in the triple border...
Charming Pinwheels Crib Quilt done on a wonderful small scale. Each Pinwheel block measures 2 3/4 inches in diameter.
The red Pinwheel blades really pop against the blue calico ground. The border is nicely quilted with a pattern of diamonds. The quilt has been washed in its lifetime and remains in very good condition. There is one small snag in the blue that is about the size of a pea but no other condition mentionables...
Friendship Quilt, 78" X 80", circa 1930, soft peach background with 25 blocks containing 24 sets of initials and one signed Grama. The 25, 9" blocks are done in the "Chimney Sweep" design. There is extensive hand quilting in diamond, club and what appears to be water lilies designs. The quilting is hand stitched at 10" per inch. The binding is hand sewn. The batting is medium weight. The quilt is fresh and clean and has no tears or apparent repairs...
A Ningxia Pillar Rug, China, Early 19 C.
A beautiful Ningxia Dragon Pillar rug from the early Nineteenth Century. The condition is excellent with full pile.
Dimensions: 246 x 92cm
Provenance: Private Australian Collection
Tibetan Medallion Sleeping Rug, Tibet, 19th C. Indigo abrashed khaden in archaic design, 'frog foot' field motifs, and 3 medallions: a multi-color central one flanked by 2 simple curvilinear ones.
Size: 2'7'' x 4'8'' (79 x 142 cm).
Provenance: Bill Liske collection
Tibetan Medallion Sleeping Rug, Tibet, Early 19th C. Red field 3 medallion khaden with 'frog foot' field motifs and 'endless knot' design within the medallions.
Size: 2'6'' x 4'8'' (76 x 142 cm).
Provenance: Bill Liske collection
A 19th Century Ningxia Lion Dog Seating Mat, China
Dimensions: 65 x 70 cm (2ft. 2in. X 2ft. 4in.).
A Ningxia Maze Medallion Seat Mat, 18th Century
Provenance: Koos de Jong collection
Dimensions: approx. 70 x 65 cm, good condition
Pair of Ningxia Squares , China, 19th century, wool on cotton, a very unusual pair of joined meditation squares cut from a temple runner.
Provenance: Koos de Jong Collection.
Dimensions: approx. 110 x 48 cm
Ningxia Mirror Back Rug with diaper ground and floral scrolling foliate borders, Mid 18th Century
Dimensions: 4'5"l, 2'4"w
Provenance: The Francisco G. Zarate Collection of Oriental Rugs (Note: I sold this rug to Francisco in the late 90's, such a beautiful piece I was glad to buy it back from his estate)
Pair of Ningxia Mats from a runner, early Nineteenth Century,China
124 x 65 cm (4’ 1” x 2’ 2”),early 19th century
Warp: cotton, weft: cotton, pile: wool
Provenance: Alfred Ruppenstein, Munich
This Lone Star (aka Texas Star or Star of Bethlehem) doll quilt is a terrific miniature. Rarely does one see a small one in this pattern.
The quilt measures 23 1/2 inches square. Because it is square, it would look especially good if hung on point.
It is well quilted with floral medallions in the corners around the Star; cable in the pink border and diagonal lines in the outer border.
The front is in spotless condition...
Yellow Ningxia 'Throne-Seat Cover' (Peonies Design) 'Qing-Dynasty', West China, 19th century, wool/cotton,
approx. 60 x 58 cm
Tibetan Wangden Drumtze 'Meditations Rug', Tibet, Early 19th century or before, wool/wool, rare meditation rug with checker-board pattern on green ground,
approx. 90 x 90 cm,
Provenance: from the collection of Dr. Koos de Jong