All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1328772
This Windmill Blades Log Cabin quilt (aka Pineapple Log Cabin) is a very fine Victorian example. The logs are very narrow measuring just 1/4 of an inch. This creates many contrasting light and dark blocks and the swirling effect one expects in the Windmill pattern. The body of the quilt is made of silks and satins with a blue velvet border. There is slight damage to the dark silks near the center where the quilt has been folded for a long time...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1328773
This classic Album Patch quilt is made with a beautiful selection of fabrics from the third quarter of the 19th century. A rich paisley print is used for most of the sashing and pulls together the many other printed fabrics. A related paisley print is used both within the quilt and as an anchoring border. The quilt is in outstanding condition. Measurements are 77" x 80". Maryland origin; circa 1870.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1329297
This finely made Carolina Lily quilt is enhanced by the solid and sawtooth frames. The wide white border is an excellent showcase for the quilted feather with stars; leaves and flowers. The off blocks within the quilt alternate star and flower patterns similar to those in the border. It is interesting that rather than all of the flowers facing each other, the bottom row faces up giving a more graceful appearance to the entire composition. The quilt measures 91" x 98", ample for a king size bed...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1329367 (stock #1330)
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...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1329730
This unusual Center Medallion would be described by most as a mother-daughter quilt. The center pieced and appliqued original design was done in the 1860's and the outer frames completed some twenty or thirty years later. The center is a quirky and original design surrounded by more traditional tulips. The red outer frames are done in a calico print from the late 19th century. The quilt has been professionally laundered...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1329766
This charming Sampler Quilt is appliqued with many of the elements the maker likely saw on her farm. In addition to a horse; cow; rooster; cat; vegetables; flowers and birds it has the most unusual feature of a hand saw! There are also some unidentified appliques. It is difficult to know whether they were meant as abstract shapes or, more likely, had meaning to the maker. The initials A.S are appliqued but unfortunately, not an entire name. The quilt is from Kimberton, Pennsylvania...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Hangings : Pre 1900 item #1330300 (stock #BNJneedle)
June Hastings
Rare 19th Century needlepoint of a young girl feeding a deer while a playful cat is rolling under a table. In its original frame, which in itself is quite unusual, this was a memorial piece as evidenced by the broken tree/trees symbolizing a life cut short. We don't know much about its history except that it belonged to a New England family who retired in North Carolina. It measures 24 inches high and 21" wide. The photos are shot out of the frame and in the frame. Dates mid or early 1800's.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1800 item #1330351 (stock #SK951)
Galerie Hafner
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The ground fabric is linen entirely embroidered with fruits and flowers in silk and metallic threads and some padding. Once maybe a chasuble and later modified to a dresser cover. Condition: loose and missing threads. Dimension: 94 cm x 40 cm.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1330815
This Star of Bethlehem crib quilt is a wonderful miniature of the classic starburst design. Whole and half stars perfectly surround the central star making a dense design. The fabrics are all strong and intact but there is some discoloration around the outer border. Measurements are 39 1/2" square. Lehigh County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1910 item #1331529 (stock #zl103)
A Canton hand embroidered silk piano shawl with a vibrant design of large red flowers and a vine and leaf motif with multicolored smaller flowers set against a black background. The embroidery is of a superb and dense quality silk floss. On each of the four sides is a black elaborately knotted net "bridge" between the scarf and the long fringes.

This fine example is in excellent overall condition and measures 50" square with an additional 14" fringe on each side.

All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1332818
This Barnraising Log Cabin quilt is an American classic. It has a very nice variety of late 19th century printed fabrics. The logs are a desirable small scale. The red and green outer borders are good complements to the interior fabrics. It is well quilted with cable patterns in the borders. Mint, unwashed condition. Measurements are 80" x82": Pennsylvania origin.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1334222
At first glance, this Hexagons pattern may look like Seven Sisters. With a closer look, it is evident that these blocks are filled with triangles, not the stars of Seven Sisters. It appears that the maker created a unique design. It is made with an extensive variety of printed fabrics with solid red and orange drawing attention to each of the centers. Measurements are 62" x 78". It is is very good, unwashed condition. There is an area of several inches of color loss on the border...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1335317
This classic Lone Star (aka Star of Texas or Star of Bethlehem) quilt is finely pieced and quilted. The solid colors add punch to the dramatic pattern. The scalloped edge, in addition to the elaborate quilting, adds softness to this very bold design. Measurements are 84" x 86" to the outside edges of the scallops; pristine condition. Berks County, Pennsylvania; circa 1920.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1335318
This Pinwheels crib quilt is set up in such a way that it creates an additional pattern of Streak of Lightning with the sashing. It is made with a very Pennsylvania combination of calico fabrics. The sawtooth border is a nice follow through of the triangle theme of the interior of the quilt. There are several very light spots of some color loss on the peach fabric that are visible with close examination but they are very minor...
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...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Apparel : Pre 1900 item #1335797 (stock #1402)
A very nice pair of antique hand knit blue and white cotton socks with a initials at the top. I think the initials are WWF. The stockings are knit with three different weight cotton yarn the heaviest is the wonderful true blue that is the foot and ankle where all the wear is and the area where you want the most cushioning. The lighter blue is medium weight and the white is the lightest where you don't want it to bind. The have been used but not abused. at the heel there is a little weakness but ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1335857
18" x 54" Silk on Linen.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Hangings : Pre 1900 item #1336086
David Anthony
A nicely stitched sampler by Mary Thomas, no date, with the inscription Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled. The edge is embroidered with leaves and flowers, with a floral garland under the verse. The prominent budding vase is in the center with fruit baskets and boats on either side. The boats are very interesting perhaps an indication that Mary travelled, lived near the ocean, or had sailor relatives. We date this sampler to the 3d quarter o...