This is a very nice Shaker pen wipe doll in pretty shades of deep rose and medium blue wool. She does have a few moth holes. The china doll has no breaks or cracks. She is 3" tall and C. 1890
These lovely linen travel rolls were made and sold in Maine and NH by the Shakers. They are made with natural linen and have red trim. During the winters the sisters embroidered them . I have owned a few of them and they are all different but great. This is a travel roll-up and so pretty to look at. It is 22" by 12". It does have a hole on the front, see pictures. Circal 1890
This Postage Stamp quilt top has over 10,000 pieces. Each square is slightly over half an inch to a side. The maker further added to her design with an elongated triangle border. It is entirely hand pieced. Colors of the many prints are laid out to create a diagonal line of color making for a Straight Furrows pattern.
The top is in excellent condition. Measurements are 70" x 80". Pennsylvania origin; made 1880's.
This Hourglass (aka Bowtie) doll quilt is unusually fancy as it is made entirely of silk. The fabrics were most likely dress materials from the 1860's - 70's. The maker cleverly used the same triangles for the border as the body of the quilt. Placing them at right angles, though, gives them a very different appearance.
The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 12 1/2" x 17 3/4".
!930's-1940's hand made quilt. All cotton, thin batting. The pattern is called "Colonial Pineapple". It is fresh and clean (professionally washed) and free of stains or tears. The fabrics are sturdy and the colors are strong. There are several very small areas of fading on the blue/green border. The work is primarily hand sewn, with machine stitching on the blue/green frame. 82" X 98"...
1930's-1940's Hand sewn, all cotton "Friendship Quilt" with 25 sections, each signed by a different person and each with a different fabric choice. 24 of the signatures are sewn on, 1 signature is painted on but looks like stitching. Thin batting, 80" X 80". Fresh and clean, professionally washed, strong fabrics and colors. No damage or repairs.** WE GUARANTEE THE AUTHENTICITY OF OUR MERCHANDISE AS REPRESENTED ** 111BX
This Variable Stars quilt is done with the most beautiful of fabrics, highlighted by a gloriously colored red and blue chintz. The fabric is placed with the utmost of care so that, on half of it, the leafy vine motif creates the outer border. The same fabric is cut in half throughout to create an inner frame. The deep indigo on which the stars are set is especially dense and rich.
An added bonus is the chintz bars pattern used for the reverse...
This Sisters' bonnet is black bonnet was probably for special occasions. Over the black silk is a fine black mesh even over the neck ruffle. The bonnet is lined with purple silk that was meant not to show as it is inside the bonnet and the underside of the neck ruffle. It does have some wear around the front edge of the bonnet where the material has pulled away a bit. The netting has some area on the neck ruffle that are rough but in general is displays well...
This Ohio Amish Hole in the Barn Door is large for a doll quilt. It measures 18" x 22 1/2". Some would call this size a cradle quilt.
Regardless of how one labels it, the quilt is charming. Each block is nicely scaled at 2 3/4" in diameter. It is hand quilted with postage stamp size squares in white thread. The binding is done by machine as is often the case with Amish quilts.The backing is the same blue fabric as used on the front.
Condition is excellent. Ohio origin; circa 1920.
This Illinois Amish Roman Stripe quilt is dramatic because of the colors; small scale of the blocks and having them set on a diagonal. The consistent use of the same red fabric for each of the longest strips heightens the diagonal stripe. Upon close inspection, one can see that the opposing black borders are pieced with the same diamond shapes as the body of the quilt. It is made of wool with a machine done pre-quilted backing.
The quilt was made by Kate Fugate (nee Sunning)...
This exquisite broderie perse (chintz applique) spread is very well documented. It was from The Woodlands, estate of Francis Cassatt Clopper (1786 - 1868) in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Clopper was born in Baltimore; became a successful merchant in Philadelphia and moved to Maryland in 1812 with his new wife, Ann Jane Byrne Clopper...
A clutch worked from a 19th century Chinese silk embroidery with Peking knot, the space beetween filled with tiny white seed glass beads. White lining and green jade imitating glass knob. Condition: lining with few traces of usage, clean. Dimension: c. 19 cm x 12.5 cm.
This unusual Mennonite Log Cabin crib quilt has an equally prominent secondary pattern of an Eight Pointed Star. The red center of each block is often believed to represent the fire in the hearth.
The front of the quilt is made of wool with a cotton sateen backing. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 37" x 38"; made circa 1900. The border is an olive green/ brown color.
The giant X makes a standout of this One Patch crib quilt. Within the One Patches are four Nine Patch blocks giving even more interest to the movement of the eye around the quilt.
It is in pristine; unwashed condition. Measurements are 40 inches square. The use of a Bars pattern for the backing is indicative of the quilt's southeastern Pennsylvania origin. Made circa 1880.
There are innumerable variations of the floral applique pattern. This comes closest to Rose of Sharon or Whig Rose but, as is often the case, it is not a standard pattern. Tulip shaped leaves coming from the central flower are an unusual touch. Most original are the appliques to either side of the central flower and the wonderful undulating appliqued border. The red is a solid color and green is a very fine calico print.
The quilt is an unusual size - measuring 30" x 40 1/2"...
Richly colored, beautiful Evening Stars Amish crib quilt that is probably from Western Pennsylvania. The deep indigo ground perfectly offsets the salmon colored stars.
The quilt is in pristine condition. Measurements are 37" x 44'. It is all cotton including the gray backing that is turned over to create the machine sewn binding. The quilting is all done by hand with a pattern of squares and diagonal lines in the border.
Made circa 1920.
This overwhelming wedding quilt is made of Variable Star blocks, each a different red printed fabric. All of the blocks are signed with names from New Jersey.
The center Compass block has a detailed inked inscription that reads "Samuel C Deacon Mary A Deacon 1846 As we have got married and the most of you are not I hope you will not long tarry in making up the plot Mary A Bodine and Samuel C Deacon was married the 18th day of December 1845 February 4th 1846"...
Antique Caucasian Kabistan Saddle Bag Pillow, District of Shemaka, Russian Empire. The bag face in a fine vegetable dyed wool pile knotted on a wool foundation. A floral lattice design on center of white and orange blossoms and a green vine on a dark blue field framed by a floral meander border on a white ground. Flat weave cotton back with multi-colored stripes. Label on backside.
Condition: Excellent, wool wrapped edges, short end fringe
Measuring: 24 in. x 17 in. x 4 in.