A large banner made up of approximately 25 flying tiger military badges. It is not in the best condition as there is staining and some small holes. It is however an extremely unusual piece to see.
Dimensions: 84 x 44 inches (214 x 112 cm.)
Pretty little 19th century micro beaded reticule, featuring a central floral wreath, with pink, blue and yellow blossoms. Sawtooth border at header, abstract border at the bottom, and looped fringe feature amber-colored beads. White silk lining. Good condition: two loops missing; lining is shredded at the top. Measures 5” by 4 1/8”.
This pattern goes by both the name Crown of Thorns and New York Beauty. It is a difficult pattern to execute with its many curves and points.
The deep blue and brown color combination speak to its Southern origin. The quilt was made in Kentucky; circa 1880. As is often seen in Southern bedcovers, the quilting is done in both light and dark threads. Quilting patterns in the small quarter circles follow the arcs and are done with straight lines in the larger white areas. Condition is excellent...
Adorable little framed Victorian beadwork picture, featuring a central cross, anchor and heart (for faith, hope and charity), under a bow, and surmounting a pansy (remembrance). Later wood frame with oak veneer. Measures 5” by 3 ¾”; sight size is 3 ½” by 2 ¼”. Condition is very good – frame has a few nicks and scratches.
This is a very early woman's bonnet fully lined with egg wash golden brown fabric. The body of the bonnet is hand quilted with very nice tiny stitches. The teal blue and golden brown fabric is a silk/wool and I think it is a single twist. The fabric show some wear where the bonnet was folded back on itself it actually looks like shading and not the wear that it is. This bonnet is surprisingly beartiful.11" back to from and 14" top to bottom. Circa 1830-40
Probably original pattern of stylized, funky pots of tulips. Has been professionally washed. Well quilted. Solid color red fabric and two different green calicoes. Pennsylvania origin. Measures 75 inches x 78 inches.
This late 19th century doll quilt is made with the same triangles throughout but the use of color gives one corner the look of a Streak of Lightning and the rest Wild Goose Chase. It is in excellent condition with a nice variety of fabrics including a paisley backing. It is tied rather than quilted. Measurements are 12 3/4" x 17"; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.
Early overshot indigo blue and white coverlet that has a center seam. It is in very good sturdy condition and could really be used. It looks and feels clean, it has a couple of stains on one side edge, see pictures, and it has a few very tiny areas of moth nibbles but they don't go through as holes. It is 7'long and 6' 3" wide. It has fringe only on the end not on the sides. The real color is best represented by the close up picture of the brown stains...
This is a Shaker hand sewn needle case make by the Shaker sisters and sold in their gift shops. It is a brown and beige silk fabric with a white flannel interior to hold the pins and needles. It is 4" by 4". and is in nice condition with wear to a bit of the ribbon.
A colorful Uzbeki velvet Ikat textile fragment in a striking plethora of colors. In good overall condition and mounted on linen. The sight size is 20" by 16" and the overall size is 23 1/2" by 19 1/4".
Purchased in Istanbul in 1996 for a private collection.
NOTES: 1. Ikats are the oldest known patterned textiles in the world...
This is a hand sewn and hand quilted antique doll quilt circa 1850-60. It is random and naïve and very pleasing to the eye. It has been professionally mounted. I love hanging these doll quilts on fronts and backs of doors. (I have run out of wall space!) This one is 16" by 16" and mounted 18" by 18".
This densely pieced quilt can be considered either a Philadelphia Pavement or Irish Chain pattern. Gradations of color add wonderful depth to this fine quilt. Nine Patch corner blocks are further evidence of the maker's attention to detail It is in pristine, un-used condition.
Measurements are 77" x 80"> Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.
86" x 68" star quilt with white cotton backing, excellent condition. MD/PA origin, circa 1890.
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.
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...
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.
This Postage Stamp quilt forms a wonderful overall pattern by the use of light and dark fabrics. Both prints and solids are incorporated in this dramatic design. The red and white polka dot material of the border is continued within the quilt to create the triangles on each side.The backing is an ivory tone cotton sateen. The quilt is in excellent condition. It is from Pennsylvania; last quarter of the 19th century. Measurements are 74" x 76".
Red and blue LeMoyne Stars crib quilt made even more charming by the quilted inscription "Grandma's Darling". Finely quilted with patterns of small squares. Measures 36" x 43". Three striped borders continue the patriotic theme. Excellent condition with very slight wear to a small part of the binding.