All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1400548
This four block Pots of Flowers quilt is over the top both in terms of design and execution. The flowers; leaves; stems and chain sashing are all heavily stuffed applique. Finely detailed embroidery outlines the applique. Exuberant does not begin to describe the dense design that is so full it has something of an abstract look. The quilt has similarities to the work of Baltimore quilt maker known as Designer Three. Her quilts, as well as this piece, are intense in design and padded applique...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Apparel : Pre 1910 item #1390155 (stock #1239)
Beautiful antique Chinese 19th Century embrodered dragon robe. Excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1327717
This Classic Baltimore album quilt has all of the fine needlework that one expects to find in this most prized category of 19th century quilts. It is beautifully quilted with tiny stitches and graceful patterns that wraparound the appliqued blocks. The blocks are done with a combination of applique; reverse applique; embroidery and padded applique making for three dimensional blocks. The vine and flowers border beautifully carries through the applique in the body of the quilt...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1837 VR item #1308552
Rarely does one find a broderie perse (chintz applique) crib size quilt and certainly not with the graceful and full design of this fine example. It is richly colored with the appearance of considerable depth to the garlands of flowers. The chintz cut outs are the same fabric often used by venerated quiltmaker Achsah Goodwin Wilkins (1775-1854)...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Rugs : Pre 1900 item #1199440
A vibrant kaleidoscopic background sets off this charming reclining dog hooked rug. The dog has whimsical yellow paws; ears and nose adding to his unique charm. The initials EG are probably those of the maker. Professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 30 1/2" x 40". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin. Made of wool; excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1291585
This extraordinary pictorial quilt depicts images that are both fierce and friendly. On the bottom are hounds chasing stags while on the top is a tree of life surrounded by birds, one of which may be a dove. It's a shame not to be able to speak with the quiltmaker to learn more of her intent but perhaps it is a metaphor for both the danger and kindness of life. Or am I reading too much into it? The quilt is from Pennsylvania; circa 1870's. Measurements are 77" x 78"...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1402942
I can count on one hand the number of 19th century quilts I have seen with a matching crib quilt. Never have I seen as stunning a quilt with matching crib in such pristine condition. Both are in the spotless, unwashed condition as when they were made nearly 140 years ago.. The full size is quilted with concentric wreaths very similar to the appliqued pattern in addition to stylized flowers. The border is diagonal lines...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1316517
This pieced Center Medallion quilt is an extraordinary sampler of fabrics and design. Each frame is filled with a huge selection of fabrics, most of which are printed. A variety of triangle shapes makes for variation but with consistency. The center Sixteen Patch block draws the eye to a pattern not seen elsewhere in the quilt. The red band is especially effective in emphasizing the structure of the multiple frames. Measurements are 78" x 89"; excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1313449
This miniature hexagons quilt is quite astounding on several levels. It has the smallest hexagons I have seen. They measure about 3/4" to a side. The fabrics range from the 1830's to 1870's. The quilt is in mint, unwashed condition. Use of the red circles is terrific in creating a focus. Quilts such as this with thousand of pieces were often made in the late 19th century for competitions at fairs. I hope this got the blue ribbon it deserves! Measurements are 71" x 83".
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1170123
There seems to be no end to the creativity shown by 19th century quiltmakers. This original example is centered with a basket of flowers surrounded by additional pots with birds and a variety of flowers. Some of the flowers are three dimensional made by the technique of ruching. The exuberant center is contained by a diamond inner border and finally by Nine Patch Checkerboard blocks. The maker was bold in her choice of fabrics as well as the appliqued designs...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1335641
Both the pattern and colors make this Sunburst quilt a really powerful design. I like to think that the center and corners choices of flowers warmed by the sun are a symbolic choice as well as good design. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The body is quilted with postage stamp size squares and a cable pattern in the border. An identical quilt is in the collection of the American Folk Art Museum and is attributed to a member of Alverda H...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1837 VR item #1369852
Early Mosaic Hexagons quilt with a central star. The star is made of 10 irregular pie shaped pieces...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1837 VR item #1150354
This LeMoyne Stars Quilt is combined with outstanding trapunto quilting. Two different pinwheel type stuffed work patterns alternate with the pieced stars. Inside the chintz border is a continuous trapunto feather. The soft color palette is unusual for an early 19th century quilt and combines beautifully with the elegance of the needlework. Measures 85" square; Pennsylvania origin. Excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Rugs : Pre 1900 item #1173861
From our Indian Subcontinent Collection, a fine 19th century Lahore carpet featuring wool on wool construction, utilizing a vibrant palette dominated primarily by various blue on blue hues, accented with burgundy, taupe, cream, lilac and green.

Size and Condition: 11 3/4 feet x 8 3/4 feet. Great pile throughout, strong coloration with only slight oxidation. Remains of original fringe still present, but trimmed. This carpet features some wonderful abrash, which is the natural variation...

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1382155
This exuberant quilt top is a completely original pattern. It combines a center medallion surrounded by a pot of flowers from which emanates an interwoven vine. The flower pot theme is carried out in the corner blocks. Stars and moons add to the whimsical quality. It was made in Pennsylvania in the 1870's. Formerly in the collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The quilt top is professionally mounted on a hinged stretcher for ease of transportation. The stretcher measures 73 1/2" x 86"....
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1401427
This unusual Album/Sampler quilt was made in the 1880's in the area of Rhinebeck, New York. The probable maker is Mary Mosher whose name is in the center block. Each of the blocks has an embroidered name. Extensive information is available about each of the individuals included on the quilt. In several instances, the block pattern corresponds with the person's vocation. Nelson Haver, for instance, was a banker and real estate broker. His block depicts a bank. Alonzo Mosher raised horses and hi...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1380060
This classic Lancaster County Amish Diamond in a Square quilt is done with the most desirable of jewel colors. The front is entirely made of wool with a cotton backing. The center square is quilted with concentric stars. Both purple interior borders are quilted with what is known as a pumpkin seed pattern. The outer red border has the traditional scrolling feather. All of the needlework is finely done. The in intials SB are embroidered on a back corner. The interior of the quilt is in excell...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1297471
This wonderful floral album quilt is a combination of traditional and original appliqued blocks. Many of the original ones are done with reverse applique and look very much like the scherenschnitte paper cutouts popular with Pennsylvania Germans. Each of the four corners has a variation of a wreath pattern giving cohesion to the composition. The swag and tassel border beautifully frames the light and graceful applique blocks. Unlike many album quilts, the components of this are equal in weight a...