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 : Rugs : Pre 1900 item #1412781 (stock #RD0071)
L'Asie Exotique
$26,000.00
Antique Silk Tabriz Prayer Rug, Northwest Persia. A high quality pictorial and directional design. This rug is a unique interpretation of the traditional symmetrical columnar niche format depicting a waq-waq tree, a Persian oracular tree whose branches bear fruit with the heads of men and mythical animals. The rug is intricately complete with a variety of flora, creatures, humans, camels, birds, fish and dragons all on a copper colored field and a dark blue sky...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Hangings : Pre 1700 item #1423661
galerie Cecile Kerner
€25,000.00
after the fall of antwerp in 1585 craftsmen and artists emigrate to escape spanish domination.we find some in Delft .These works on the collections of tapestries have highlighted the duality of this medium, its decorative end: the fabrics are generally strongly colored and their patterns charged with meaning, since the carpets most often represent stories (these are considerations that 'also apply to painting)...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1423127
Signed Album Quilt combining traditional with whimsical blocks. At first glance, one does not recognize that it is laid out symmetrically with the same blocks in each corner and middle outer blocks. The center panel with appliqued hearts in hands and arrows has many inked signatures that include the names: John Boyer; Sarah Russell;Henry Pressel; Edgar P Newman; Mary A Proud George Carson and Rozanne Evans. Every block has at least one inked name...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1414823
This broderie perse album quilt has an unusually large number of blocks totaling 156. The chintz cutouts depict flowers; wreaths; baskets and birds, Written in ink is the date 1843 and Trenton, N.J. It has names from the Vallette; McNeely; Aiken and Coleman families. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition with the glaze fully intact. It measures 103" x 110". Best of all is the tag pinned to the quilt saying it was from the collection of Florence Peto. Mrs...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1419057
This unique quilt depicting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden is a folk art masterpiece. It was made in Vermont in the 1830's by a member of the Sinclair family. The center of the quilt portrays Creation with the sun surrounded by four phases of the moon. Below the center circle is shown Eve picking the forbidden fruit with a snake rearing its threatening head. To the right we see Eve giving the apple to Adam. At the top, Adam and Eve are driven from the Garden of Eden...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Hangings : Pre 1900 item #1418887
Sidney Caroline Hendricks, Lititz Moravian Girls’ School, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1823, Provenance: Collection of Betty Ring
size of the embroidery: 15½” x 13” • frame size: 19” x 18½”

The Lititz Moravian Girls’ School of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania opened its doors in 1748, and gained a wide reputation for offering its students a strong academic education, as well as skills in the needle arts...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1700 item #1423658
galerie Cecile Kerner
€15,000.00
in Oudenaarde, the tapestry has developed since the last decades of the 14th century. This industry has given Oudenaarde an interregional and even international dimension. The city has become one of the most important tapestry centers in Flanders, in addition to Arras (F), Tournai, Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges. Oudenaarde tapestries had a great outlet: they were exported all over Western Europe. The first mention in the tapestry archives at Oudenaarde dates back to 1368...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Hangings : Pre 1900 item #1417191
Isabella Chrisman, Wilson County, Tennessee, 1847
sampler size: 23” x 19” • framed size: 27” x 23”

This large and very beautifully worked sampler was made by Isabella Chrisman in 1847; she was likely attending the Abbe Female Institute in Lebanon, Wilson County at the time...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Hangings : Pre 1900 item #1418874
Mary Hergesheimer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, circa 1808
sampler size: 21” x 19½” • framed size: 24 x 25¼”

Mary Hergesheimer’s sampler is a particularly fine example of a type of sampler that was made by Philadelphia schoolgirls in the late 18th and very early 19th centuries. Along with many other wonderful groups of needlework from this city, these samplers have been well documented and studied by scholars and collectors for many years...
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 : Pre 1900 item #1416090 (stock #13)
Eugenia Danels Mumma, Baltimore, Maryland, 1835
sampler size: 16¾” x 18½” • framed size: 21¾” x 22”

American samplers can offer scenes with a fresh folk quality that is not generally found on samplers of any other origin. Eugenia Danels Mumma, aged twelve years and living in Baltimore, was the maker of this outstanding example on which the depiction of a house on lawn with trees, birds and flower baskets has all the personality of a folk painting...
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). The quilt is illustrated on page 176 of "America's Quilts and Coverlets" by Safford and Bishop and page 44 of Woodard and Greenstein's "Crib Quilts and ...
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 #1407642
Never before have I seen an album quilt in which the flowers and berries are done entirely with stuffed applique. Usually, at most, there is a smattering of three dimensional applique but in this unusual album, it is all done with padding making for a very robust pattern. The quilt is in excellent condition. It is all solid color fabrics. Use of the same berry or grape blocks in all four corners gives just the right amount of symmetry. All of the other blocks are either baskets or cornucopias. ...
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". It is in very good conditio...
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. The swag and tassel borders are great frames for the robust colors and pat...
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. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870...