Charming antique open work and embroidery purse sampler. Natural linen ground with colorful wool needlework, blue satin ribbon fringe, drawstrings and lining. Very good condition. Measures 9 1/2” (not including fringe) by 6 3/4”.
Wonderful handmade Berlin woolwork purse, from a small, but choice collection, English, circa 1850. Berlin woolwork eclipsed sampler-making and cross stitch from the 1830’s to the 1860’s, when thousands of hand painted patterns (mass-produced in Berlin), including many for purses, were available to English women . Berlin woolwork was worked on canvas in soft German wools, using mostly tent, half-cross, cross and pile stitching...
Beautifully executed miniature pie crust coin purse, featuring a sun-shaped geometric pattern in blues and gold and white. Beading is in excellent condition; body is coming loose from frame; frame clasp is broken. Measures 4”.
Wonderful early 19th century English beaded coin purse, signed by the maker, Sarah Johnson. The body of the bag is done in clear beads. The header is floral, with yellow, pink and blue flowers on one side, and yellow, blue and black flowers on the other. The bottom section features blue flowers on one side and a tiny blue flower on the other, surmounting Sarah’s name in gold beads. Excellent condition; a bead missing here or there. Measures 3 7/8” by 3 1/8”.
This is a very nice egg wash chintz brown calico bag with a tan linen lining. It has a ribbon trim across the top and around the edges of the bag. The edges only have a little of the ribbon trim left, it has worn off over the years. The bag is in really good shape and is not fragile, it could be really used. Or great to use to store items while hanging off a hook or peg rack. 10" by 13" not including the straps. Circa 1870-80
Lovely antique floral microbeaded reticule, in vivid colors. The background is bright turquoise-tinged blue; a vine of many colored morning glories climbs up the right half of the purse. Missing half of the beaded twist fringe; two repairs at the top; a few small scattered areas of missing beads; replaced liner. But a beautiful, mostly intact example of micro beadwork. Measures 8” long by 5 3/4'” wide; fringe adds 1 1/2”.
Finely beaded 19th century miniature pie crust coin purse, featuring a floral geometric pattern in turquoise blue. Gorgeous repousse silver frame. Beading is in good condition; there’s one hole; losses under the frame, and some missing loop twist fringe. Measures 4”.
Antique Baluch Kilim Saddle Bag Back, Northeastern Persia. An all wool flat weave back for a double saddle bag without the front bag faces. All natural dyes in colours of rust orange, madder red, white, brown and dark blue in stripes some having supplementary weft woven designs. Braid loop tops formerly the closure for the bag faces.
Condition: Minor fraying, ends finished, otherwise fine.
Measuring Overall: 46 in. long, 21-1/2 in. wide at the narrowest and 25 in. wide at the widest.
This antique Amish mat is hand braided and really nicely hand sewn. It is in near perfect condition with some minor surface abrasion. It is very tightly braided and to the touch it feels like it has some wool in the fabric. The colors are a green/blue, pink and purple. I lies perfectly flat on the table. 10" by 13" Late 19th C.
A nice old small ditty/seed back made with a very early blue and white ticking material. This has always been a bag for some 180 to 200 years old it is not newly made from old fabric. It has age darkening that looks really nice. It is 5" wide by 6 1/2" tall and seems to have the original string tie. Circa early 1800's.
Microbeaded 19th century miniature pie crust coin purse, featuring a floral pattern in turquoise blue. Gilt frame. A few small holes; losses under the frame, and some missing loop twist fringe. Measures 3 1/2”.
Super heptagonal 19th century coin purse in bright blue beads with a red rose on one side and a yellow rose on the other. Clear loop fringe; gilt grame and chain. Good condition; scattered bead loss and missing fringe. Measures 4”.
Stunning crocheted and cut steel beaded purse, circa 1840. The work on this reticule is extremely fine, from the delicate crochet to the pattern of beadwork and dramatic 1 1/2” tassels. Excellent condition; some rust to beads. Measures 5” by 2 18”.
Antique true linen homespun table mat in a deep indigo blue and a natural unbleached white. The mat is 12" square and has just the slightest age discoloration in one corner, see photos. This is a wonderful very early example. Circa 1830
Mid 19th century, stumpwork and Berlin Work panel ready for mounting, signed "H. C. Chase", in excellent original condition. Stumpwork is 8" in diameter, Overall size is 16"x13-1/2. ** WE GUARANTEE THE AUTHENTICITY OF OUR MERCHANDISE AS REPRESENTED. MEMBERS OF: THE ANTIQUES COUNCIL, THE CAPE COD ANTIQUE DEALERS ASSOCIATION (CCADA). **
This is one of the nicest drawstring seed bags that I have ever owned. It is a very tiny calico print in the best blue. It has the original drawstring and I always think that makes it nicer. There is a little darkening in a few areas but that is it. It is 5" by 6" and is treadle machine sewn. Circa 1880
An early needle case in the shape of a shoe. It has a real contemporary look but is from the 1880's. Inside there are three pieces of wool to hold pins and needles. The lining of the shoe needle case is red wool and it does have some moth bits, please see pictures. The case is almost 3" tall and is 3" wide from the heel to the toe.
United States Centennial George Washington jacquard tea towel with eagles. These fragile souvenirs rarely survive and this one is in amazing condition. It is a generous 40" x 18.5" and has no condition issues, holes or stains. The fringes are full and lush and there are jacquard eagles woven into the white fields above and below gorgeous George.