This tiny handsewn patch work quilt has just on square that has a little hole. One of the long sides the edge has a bit out of it, maybe it caught on something. The sewing is somewhat unskilled and appears to have been a labor of love rather than perfection. It has a lot of charm and nice enough to be uses on a doll bed or hung on a wall. The fabric backing the quilt is very fragile and fraying but it is nice that it doesn't affect the front...
Two antique pieces of blue and white fabric. The top one is homespun and is the top to a feather tick. It has been washed so many times that it is very thin and soft and is seamed down the middle. This piece is 56" by 67" and it is $185.00
The second piece is blue and white cotton and some people would call it homespun but I believe it is early mill work. It is a full tick so it has a back and a front both are blue and white and it has lots of patches of varying ages...
Antique micro beaded purse, featuring a beautiful oriental rug pattern, with tribal influences. The central black medallion features designs in green, gold and brick red. The medallion is surrounded by a white field depicting flowers and vines in blue, yellow, and brown. Finally, there is a vibrant saw tooth border in green, black and yellow. Mustard yellow cotton lining; drawstring closure. Probably had a fringe at one time. Very good condition; just a bead missing here and there...
Beautiful early 19th century miser purse, crocheted in silk thread. Colors include green red, pink, black, gold and white. Gilt terminals and sliders. Very good condition -- a few loose threads. Measures 13 1/2".
German Beaded Purse, circa 1895, drawstring,10" x 6 1/2". Beautifully shaded roses, other flowers and foliage. Same on both sides.Remarkable, all original, excellent condition on fringe and bag. No repairs, beads missing anywhere or rips or tears or damage whatsoever. There must be 100-400 glass beads per square inch.All hand made, crocheted at top. There is no lining in this purse. Satisfaction guaranteed or money back. 3 day return privilege providing item returned in sent condition...
This is what I call a down home or servicable antique pot holder. It looks like a odd apple with a tummy sash. It is sewn nicely but with a childish feeling to it. I am sure it was used but care was taken with it. The loop at the top looks original. It is a very nice naive pot holder from the 1840's. It is 4" by 5". I love seeing these hung.
Very heavy hand loomed American blanket is a great brown and cream wool. It has a center seam, is nice and clean but it is not without condition problems. It has a few areas of a red staining looks like berry stains. It also has holes not from moths as much as from being caught on bed springs. It is 70" by 90" and is very heavy and rich with color. Circa 1840 On sale was $345.
Late 19th century beaded and silk embroidered gold coin pouch A fine example of Pashtun embroidery from Katawaz, Afghanistan, worked almost entirely in chain stitch and silver couching. Excellent condition. Measures 6 1/8” by 3 1/2".
Antique flannel dog filled with grain or sawdust that makes him feel like a bean bag and allows him to stand nicely. He has big bead eyes and replaced floppy ears. The original ears must have been further back where you see a white patch. That patch is white flannel that hasn't gotten dirty. He has a couple of mends but is old and nice and has a bit of a worried look. He is 7 1/2" long and 6" tall. (His ears are a wool knit fabric that looks like they have been there for a while.) Hi is 19th C...
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”.
Wonderful antique hand beaded purse depicting two lovers strolling beneath the trees, circa 1830. The lovers are wearing period dress – the lady sports a wonderful hat with plumes! The header and lining have been replaced with a patterned velvet and silk drawstring. There are several holes in the purse (see images), but the lovers remain delightful! Measures 7 ½” by 5 ½”.
Early 19th century crocheted reticule featuring an interesting open stitch and spiral bottom in natural colored thread. Wonderful condition. Braided drawstring . Measures 9”.
Early 19th century double sided purse, featuring extra fine petit point on a silver net ground. The front features a garland, floral spray and initials; the reverse depicts a gazebo in a landscape. Gilt metal frame. White silk lining. Very good condition; wear to initials. Measures 4 1/8” by 2 1/2”.
Unusual early 19th century purse comprised of woven green and pink silk ribbons. The ribbons are so delicate, it’s amazing that they’re mostly intact; a few near one drawstring opening are split and parts of the header are shattered. Green silk ribbon drawstring. Measures 10” by 7 1/2”.
Interesting purse from the first half of the 19th century, netted from fiber, possibly flax. The body of the bag features top and bottom borders framing diamond shape patterns. Fiber-covered buttons on flap; fiber tassels; braided handle. Superb condition; one small hole on the bottom right. Measures 7” to bottom of tassel by 6 1/4”.
Pretty 19th century carpet design beaded purse, in vivid red, metallic black and white. Beaded handle and fringe. Good condition; a few pieces of fringe missing; a repair on the back on the right side near the handle. Purse body measures 4” by 4 3/4”.
Antique Berlin wool work bag in blue, with needlework flowers on one side, and blue silk on the other, circa 1850. Purse is in good condition; some shattering to header and brown ribbed gauze lining; several drawstring rings have become detached. Measures 8 ¾” by 9”.
This is a lovely piece of 18th C European needlework, brilliant true-colored, made of vegetable dyed threads on very fine open weave homespun linen, having pulled work in the flower centers, metallic threads within the flower stems and a symmetrical block pattern, Spanish or Italian, likely a piece of curtain or clothing; Condition: Good with some stitch loss framed in glass with blue matting which does not do this piece justice, measures 12 1/2" x 15 1/2 "