Bow Tie pattern quilt unusually set in Four Patch blocks. Great combination of vibrant colors gives this a harlequin feel. Unwashed condition. Bow Tie blocks are quilted in straight lines; the solid blocks are quilted with diagonal lines, all contributing to the sense of vibrancy and movement of the quilt. Measures 77" x 81"; circa 1910.
Antique Baluch balisht (grain bag or pillow face), circa 1900, all natural dyes, 17" by 37", well drawn Tree Of Life design in the camel color field, good condition, fresh from an estate. Please ask for additional photos. One of a number of Baluch rugs and balishts currently available.
Chinese Coins is a pattern not often seen, even more rarely when done on a diagonal as is this example. The blocks are fairly large but create a stunning effect whether used either vertically or horizontally. This would make a spectacular hanging in a stairwell or over a sofa because of the 54" x 76" size. All wool fabrics; Circa 1910. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Mennonite.
Beautiful long pair of black Victorian netted fingerless mitts, probably for a child. These are old stock and were never worn! Excellent condition; one loose thread. Measure 9 3/4” by 3”.
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.
Japanese embroidery memorial on silk commemorating a young sailor's round the world tour in the U.S. Navy, circa 1910, in original frame with original sailor's photograph in uniform, all under original glass, in excellent original condition. Back label reads; From S. Clough, Agent for D. Appleton & Co. 78 Weybosset Street, Providence, R.I. Sight size 25"x25", Frame size 33"x33". We accept time payments and quantity discounts, free delivery available with a 250 mile radius of Cape Cod...
A nice, vintage pair of 2-7/8 x 2-3/8" handmade kid leather gauntlet gloves c1900-10. These gloves have decorative stitchwork and pink dyed hightlights. They are unsigned and they are in excellent condition with no losses, damage or repairs other than some minor bleeding to the pink dye. All
items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are vintage or antique and may have slight signs of gentle use. Surface shipping to the U.S...
This is a dynamic country quilt with a native American feel. The solid red and blue chambray of the streak of lightning jump out from the plaids and checks. In excellent condition. Back is dark blue and white gingham check. Measures 67" x 83". Oklahoma origin; circa 1910.
A design of a green cross with all sides equal enclosed in a rectangle on one point with red steps and green saw teeth in rows and columns of five against a background of light and dark blue checked fabric. Geometric quilting of waves around the outside and rectangular quilting in the other light squares. Great printed cotton backing.
Condition: May never have been washed as the blue chalk lines for the quilting are still visible...
Very striking version of a Baskets quilt of Lancaster County Mennonite origin. All quilting done in dark thread with the exception of the handles which are machine quilted in white. Border fabric is a slightly darker red of cotton sateen. Blue is actually a dark navy. Measures 78" x 82".
Anybody know what the initials SES stand for on this Schoolhouse comforter? My guess is Sex Education School. Very interesting mix of crude and sophisticated. The frame with vertically placed blocks is particularly well designed with color and fabrics deliberately planned. Red outlines each of the black corner blocks; the center 3 blocks of each side have fabrics distinguished from all others in the quilt. Excellent condition with the exception of several missing ties...
This Fleur de lis pattern is exquisitely quilted. The ivory blocks have an unusual, four lobe oval design. The quilt is made entirely of a blue printed fabric from the very early 20th century.
The quilt is in unwashed condition. Some prefer it that way but a wash would make the fine stitching even more prominent.
Measurements are 70" x 84". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1910.
Fantastic long pair of cream Victorian fine silk knitted fingerless mitts, probably for a child. These are old stock and were never worn; they come with a card for the store! Excellent condition. Measure 11” by 3 1/2”.
I can't believe a child could get these little antique gloves on, they are all hand sewn but so tiny and the fingers are so slim. They come ine the box they have been stored in for maybe 50 or 75years. They are out of an attic in the tiny town I live it. They have a few holes but no signs that anything went on in this box.
The box is a candy box and in pencil in a young persons writing is, "My Christmas" . The box has a date of 1909. I think the gloves are earlier 1870-80...
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”.
his is a doll quilt with knotted and tied quilting with cotton filling. It is a warm brown and tan color. It has a stain on the under side that looks like rust. It has no rips or tears. It is 15" by 17" and is circa 1890-1900.
Feeling patriotic, anyone? This unusual Shields quilt
is combined with diamonds in squares to create an original, all-American design. Half diamonds frame the pattern well.
The quilting is not elaborate. It is done in straight lines in the body of the quilt and diamonds in the border. The concentric diamonds are machine appliqued.
The quilt is in excellent condition. There is one light smudge that can likely be removed with a wash but I have done nothing to it as I do not find it bothersome...
A Berlin Embroidery handbag with hall marked solid silver clasp, made in Germany circa 1900-1910. Condition - very good - no damages or losses...
This are small red boiled wool mittens, hand sewn and 3" long. They are from the 1890-1910. In very good condition and amazing they are still together.
Selling them separately two braided candle mats/pads. The are very finely braided. The smaller of the two is 5" in diameter and it has a sewn on fringe,(about 1" missing). It is made with silk and wool fabric and lies very flat. It is very early and very nice and is probably Shaker made. Late 19th C. $65 each
This pin cushion makes quite a statement. It has wonderful calico print fabrics in soft red, blue and brown. It is 7" square and is 3 1/2" thick and very heavy. You can see that it did have pins stuck in it at one time. It was made to be used. This is the best pin cushion! C. 1880 with some of the fabrics earlier.
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
This small purse is an absolute gem. The extremely fine designs – a bird on the front and a group of roses on the back – are worked in tiny petit point stitches in vivid colors. The bird has a blue head, red breast and brown wings and sits on a branch loads with blossoms. The roses are white, pink and red, and beautifully shaded. The body is constructed of very fine taupe netting...
Fantastic length of antique jet beaded trim featuring a lattice weave motif and measuring 72”. Excellent condition.
This quilt most closely known as Shoo Fly (aka Alamanizer) is an unusual combination of elegant and country. The basic quilting; medium thick batting and plaid ground give it a very country feel. At the same time, there is a blue glazed cotton used throughout that is most often seen in far "dressier" pieces. The maker evidently had an eye for detail as in the lower right block, she pieced the same blue striped fabric in four different designs. The quilt measures 82" x 88". Found in Pennsylvania ...
This is the upper part of a kamishimo; samurai's formal attire without the trousers. It was worn over a kosode (kimono with small sleeves) with trousers. The texture is hemp like; coarse, slightly translucent, thick threads (thicker than other kamishimo). The family crest is the feathers of a hawk. Kami-shimo (upper-lower) that we currently have are quite dandy and fashionable. The amazing thing is the work that is involved when making these fabrics. You can make a kamishimo top into a g...
Solid color Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt done in solid color, lightweight wools. Backing is printed cotton. Rich colors accented with red centers make for a particularly striking pattern. Measures 70" x 71"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1880.
This Thousand Pyramids is quilt perfection. It is finely pieced with a glorious array of mid 19th century fabrics. The double triangle appliqued border surrounds an undulating quilted vine. It is interesting that the border is machine appliqued. Rather than being done to save time, machine quilting in the late 1860's was often done to show off that one had a newfangled sewing machine. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 92" x 94". Maryland origin; circa 1860's.
Gorgeous 19th century antique canvas work notebook, featuring a young man sitting in contemplation outside of a cottage; the reverse features a folly and fountain landscape. The silk needlework is bright and beautiful; each panel is edged in ribbon. Pink silk lining and pockets reveals faded writing underneath and two note tucked inside. One note is an index card inscribed “7/30/71 Mrs. Sinclair”. One is a period note – I can’t decipher the language! Pencil is missing. Very good c...
Nice Victorian bookmark of pierced paper on a navy blue silk ribbon, embroidered 'No cross no crown', the cross and crown being symbols. Very good condition; a few creases to paper, which measures 3 7/8” by 1 1/8”.
Two antique pieces of blue and white fabric. The top one is homespun and is the top to a feather tick. It has been washed so many times that it is very thin and soft and is seamed down the middle. This piece is 56" by 67" and it is $185.00
The second piece is blue and white cotton and some people would call it homespun but I believe it is early mill work. It is a full tick so it has a back and a front both are blue and white and it has lots of patches of varying ages. These feather ticks were o...
Beautifully quilted version of a Caesar's Crown quilt. The diamond shapes of the border are repeated in each crown block, making for a nice interplay between the two. It is also interesting to note that the white off blocks create a secondary pattern of a four leaf clover.
Professionally laundered and in excellent condition. Measures 86" x 90": Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.
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 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. ...
This Delectable Mountains quilt is delectable not just for the name of the pattern. The choices of color and printed fabrics are equally delectable. The quilt has a wonderful zigzag border in a print very similar to the brown used in the body of the quilt.It is in pristine, unwashed condition.
New York State origin; circa 1850. Measurements are 83" x 92".
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 ...