Sarah Ann Clare, England, 1824
sampler size: 13½” x 12” • framed size: 15½” x 14”
This very appealing English sampler was stitched by Sarah Ann Clare in 1824 when she was “in her tenth year;” which likely means that she was nine years old. Using a palette primarily of golds and greens, but with accents of deep blues and pinks, Sarah Ann featured a large woven basket with fat blossoms of flowers and their budding and leafy accouterments...
Mary D. Herring, Malden, Massachusetts, 1803
sampler size: 16¼” x 12¼” • frame size: 18¾” x 14¾”
Malden, Massachusetts is a small town north of Boston and just across the Mystic River from Charlestown, established on land purchased from the Pennacook Tribe. This sampler is inscribed, “Mary D. Herring her Sampler in the Eleventh Year of her Age...
55" x 50"--this would make a good wall hanging. Late 19th/early 20th C.
Early antique homespun cotton handkerchief in blue and white. It is very tightly woven and soft to the touch. It has two initials M and H. This is an American and possibly Shaker made. It is 17 1/2" by 19 1/2". The condition is excellent with some slight age discoloration. This was made for longevity! Circa 1830-40.
These are two linen homespun pillow cases that are beautifully made. They are embroidered with the name Emily Clark with a heart and the number 4. They are is excellent condition with just a little age related yellowing. The stitches are so tiny you can’t see them at the hemmed end. They are 15 ½” by 38”. Circa 1820-30
Unwashed, mint condition Philadelphia Pavement quilt. Border print is beautiful shade of cadet blue, not often seen in quilts of this era. In fact, the entire palette of this quilt is out of the ordinary. Wonderful contrast of dark calico prints with yellow highlights and pink striped centers. Each block measures 1 3/4" square. Pennsylvania origin: circa 1890. Measures 70" x 76".
Center medallion Dresden Plate quilt surrounded by partial blocks of the same pattern. Multicolored embroidery adds to the radiating effect. Pristine condition. Mid-weight wools; cable quilting in border. Lebanon County, Pennsylvania Mennonite origin. Circa 1900. Measures 76" square.
This tiny handsewn patch work quilt has just on square that has a little hole. One of the long sides the edge has a bit out of it, maybe it caught on something. The sewing is somewhat unskilled and appears to have been a labor of love rather than perfection. It has a lot of charm and nice enough to be uses on a doll bed or hung on a wall. The fabric backing the quilt is very fragile and fraying but it is nice that it doesn't affect the front...
Offering before restoration a pair of antique French
Aubusson tapestries decorated in an similar fashion featuring sage green borders with a design of flowers, fruit, gardening tools, a cage, and scroll work woven through the paler central section. The tapestries appear to be a wool silk blend and are backed. Dates circa 1800 and measure about 11 feet long. There are water/moisture marks about 1/8 of the way down on both tapestries...
Rachel Elizabeth Morgan, New York, New York, 1838
sampler size: 17” x 17¾” • framed size: 18½” x 19¼”
Rachel Elizabeth Morgan was born April 11, 1824 at 353 Pearl Street in Manhattan, New York City, near the Manhattan side of the yet-to-be Brooklyn Bridge...
Darning sampler, Netherlands, 1874
sampler size: 9¾” square • framed size: 12” square
The great majority of darning samplers originated in the Netherlands where students were taught to recreate weave structures and specific patterns so that they would be prepared to repair valuable household fabrics and clothing. These samplers were the proof of their lessons and many collectors are particularly fond of them...
This Evening Stars quilt is well pieced and finely quilted. Each miniature star is 2 7/8 inches in diameter. The white blocks echo the format of the groups of five stars with five miniature wreaths in quilting.
Measurements are 89" x 92". Made circa 1870; condition is excellent.
A variety of flowers and a bird and butterfly adorn this unusual mantelpiece cover. The embroidery is all done in wool. Most of the applique is wool with a bit of velvet.
It measures 70" long and 9" deep. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.
Antique Persian Jijim Rug. A flat weave vegetable dyed wool in contrasting coloured stripes woven in three narrow strips approximately 11 inches wide stitched together to create one large rug...
Sarah Gaunt, England, 1803
Sampler size: 17½” x 22” • Framed size: 21¼” x 26”
Sarah Gaunt worked this wonderfully developed sampler in England in 1803. The lively scene features a grand estate house boasting 26 mullioned windows and a similar door; quoining has been stitched in a complimentary color and the rooftops are lined with balustrades...
Delicate 19th century netted and beaded cotton baby cap, with a blue petal motif at the crown, basket design in the middle section, and thin blue beaded border at the edging. Threaded bows and ties. Very good condition; one repair; one or two loose threads.
An early needle case in the shape of a shoe. It has a real contemporary look but is from the 1880's. Inside there are three pieces of wool to hold pins and needles. The lining of the shoe needle case is red wool and it does have some moth bits, please see pictures. The case is almost 3" tall and is 3" wide from the heel to the toe.
An almost square French woolen shawl woven on a Jacquard's loom. Decorated in stripes with small floral pattern. Two sides with fringes. Condition: old mends, thin areas, splits, some small holes and stains, faded, missing fringes. Dimension: 171 cm x 160 cm (without fringes).