Outstanding Baltimore Album quilt that combines both traditional and whimsical, original blocks. The eagle draws the eye to the center and then allows it to meander through the variety of finely detailed blocks. Signatures indicate the quilt was related to the North and Horner families of mid 19th century Baltimore. More complete information is available to purchaser.
Fabulous antique micro beaded figural purse, featuring a pair of lovers in 18th century dress, posed in a brilliant landscape. Very good condition; two very small holes; lining and fringe lacking. Measures 7 1/2” by 8”.
Superior antique beaded and leather cheroot case, featuring a swan under a palm tree! Beaded panel is done in white, clear and many colors of brown beads. Purple silk interior with green edging. Excellent condition; minor wear to leather and small spots of discoloration to silk. Measures 5 5/8” by 2 7/8”.
Fantastic 19th century dance card, probably Austrian, comprising an assemblage of mountain climbing gear, suspended from a chatelaine hook by a blue silk cord and topped with a chenille tassel. The front features what I believe is either a snowshoe or a ski carrier, complete with buckled leather straps, under which lies an ice axe crossed with a trekking pole. The card cover is in blue silk with the original pencil; the pages are empty...
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania pin cushions from the late 19th century.
Unusual cotton crazy on left measures 3 3/4" square. Nice variety of fabrics from the 1870's - 80's.
Six lobes - pristine condition; finely hand pieced. 2 3/4" tall; beautiful 1870's material.
Both have original loops for hanging.
Super early 20th century cut steel beaded purse with everything intact – a rarity for these delicate pouches! From the lovely beading to the gorgeous full fringe to the fringed flap to the beaded handle, this purse has it all. Top bar frame is intact; lining is good; it’s shattered a bit near the top. Measures 4 ¾” by 6 ¼” (fringe adds 2 ½”).
Antique Luri rug, last quarter of the 19th century to 1900, shaded dark indigo field with diagonal rows of hooked boteh motifs, rows of animals at both ends, all natural dyes including various shades of blue, blue-green, red, ivory, gold, etc. In overall good condition, ends complete, one small old repair. Measures approximately 4'9" by 9'3". More photos upon request.
Antique Kurdish bagface, first quarter of the 20th Century, in excellent condition and with natural dyes. Beautiful gold border, dark brown ground.
A rare, early 17th century drawstring purse, worked in golden and silver metallic threads in plaited braid stitches and edged with green silk thread. Classically Jacobean, this purse features a knotted square design and is decorated with three plaited tassel balls to the bottom edge and two large balls at each top corner. Lined in pink silk, now discolored. Great condition for its age; drawstring and small sections of stitching are lacking. Measures 5 1/4” by 4 7/8”.
Complete pair of antique South Persian Qashqai saddlebags, offered in good condition.
Antique Persian long rug, circa 1910, of Kurdish (Bidjar) origin, measuring approximately 4' by 14'2", in good overall condition, with complete ends and sides.
Fantastic double-sided ivory silk embroidered purse, circa 1730-1750. The front features a gorgeous blossom with beautifully shaded petals and a black center unusually constructed of black metal bands. The reverse features two smaller flowers, one with a metallic thread center. Pink ruched edging; pink ribbon drawstring; pink silk lining. Very good condition for such a delicate piece; ivory silk on the front appears to have some oil stains throughout; small section of edging is loose...
Beautiful and basically complete pair of Qashqai saddlebags (SW Persia, Shiraz, Khamseh) last quarter of the nineteenth century, with unusual extra pile strips on the reverse.
Nice pair of beaded napkin rings, featuring a red needlework ground worked with black, white and cut steel beads in the Greek key. Good condition; two spots of wear to needlework; rust to some of the cut steel beads. Measure 5”.
Antique Tibetan saddle cover in pristine condition, retaining its red felt border and blue backing cloth, measuring approximately 32" by 52". Difficult to date, probably circa 1920.
Antique star design Luri chanteh in excellent original condition and with natural dyes. This wonderful little bag measures 35cm by 30cm and still retains its goat hair selvedges and strap.
Wonderful star design Kurdish bagfront, 19th Century, with all natural dyes, in overall good condition (one small old professional repair, slight end reduction). Very floppy handle, good silky wool, unusual design both in field and border. This piece measures 24" by 26". Good collector piece.
Rare and impressive Tibetan throne-back cover, in pristine condition, early 20th Century. This cover is lined with 19th century brocade, also in beautiful condition. Roughly 30" by 38". Full pile, absolutely beautiful colors.