Cake Stand Baskets Crib Quilt on an intense indigo printed ground. Baskets are a nice variety of late 19th century fabrics. Slight water staining in one of the light tan blocks; all else in fine condition. Nice striped backing visible in last thumbnail photo. Measures 30" x 36". Maine origin; circa 1880.
Monkey Wrench (aka Churn Dash) pattern crib quilt that is wonderfully scaled to size. Each block measures 4 1/4" to a side. Beautiful shade of blue. Professionally laundered; nicely quilted. Measures 35" x 48"; circa 1920.
This is a spectacular and rare piece: a rare theorem purse from the early 19th century. Theorem painting was popular among the women of the time, using a series of stencils to paint a design – usually floral -- on white velvet. This purse has it all, from its unusual boat shape to its vibrant colored flowers to its neat green silk ribbon bows. Very good condition; white velvet has yellowed and there are a few stains; ribbons are slightly worn. Measures 7 5/8” wide.
Wonderful school girl linen work bag, decorated with ink drawing of flowers and leaves, and signed “Sally Poors”. Probably American, late 18th or early 19th century. Fabric is foxed and stained, with one split. But considering its delicacy, it’s a fabulous piece of early school decorative arts. Measures 10 1/2”.
Early 19th century crocheted reticule featuring an interesting open stitch and spiral bottom in natural colored thread. Wonderful condition. Braided drawstring . Measures 9”.
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”.
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”.
Streak of Lightning Crib Quilt in pink and green calico so popular in late 19th century Pennsylvania. Colors have softened some with washing. Front is in very good condition; some breaks in the wonderful printed paisley backing visible in last thumbnail photo. Measures 35" x 40"; circa 1870. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin.
An amazing version of Thousand Pyramids quilt that in which the triangles forms multiple patterns of light and dark squares. Larger triangle border of a fabric used throughout the quilt makes the perfect frame. Pristine condition; freshly laundered; wonderful fabrics. Measures 80" a 84"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1880.
Dramatic Star of Bethlehem quilt with beautiful printed fabrics on a solid white ground. Surrounding stars set in squares are an unusual variation. Quilted mostly with patterns of circles that are a nice contrast to the straight lines of the pieced pattern. Professionally laundered; pristine condition. Measures 84" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.
This is a nice antique tribal rug from Azerbaijian Province, old Persia, made with vegetable dye and natural colour, in good condition.
Rare fabric silhouette of a full body male. Done in silk and velvet on wool. Fabric of hat was cleverly chosen to resemble beaver. Initially, I thought this was a needle case but realized that it has no function other than the pleasure of it. Probably done about 1860 but a person more familiar with costume might say earlier. Professionally mounted on stretcher that measures 11" x 14".
Fine antique 19th century Afshar bag complete with back and closure system, circa 1880, all natural dyes, fine weave. Measurements are 27" by 23" not including the flat woven back.
Antique Kurdish bagface, or bag front, Northwest Persia, late nineteenth--early 20th Century, 14" by 19". Single Memling gul in blue-green, brown-black, dark ivory, several shades of red, apricot, midnight blue, etc. Multicolored diagonal stripe border. Original selvedge, good condition. All dyes appear natural, including the beautiful apricot often found in this type of bag.
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...
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.
Exceptional large size complete pair of Malatya saddlebags, offered in very good condition. These bags appear to date from the late nineteenth century. Slit tapestry with wrapped outline wefts, closure systems intact. Woven in Anatolia by Kurdish weavers. Approximately 33" by 58". One of three complete pairs currently in our collection.
Beautiful antique Afshar chanteh, last quarter of the nineteenth century, complete with flat-woven back and tassels, all natural dyes including a beautiful green. This bag measures roughly 12" by 16".