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.
Fantastic early 20th century double-sided silk embroidered bag with a super marcasite and carnelian (either stone or glass) Art Deco clasp. The front features a pair of lovers in a picturesque landscape; he is offering her a flower while a little boy spies on them behind a column. The reverse features knots of flowers. Green silk embroidered handle; cream silk lining with central change purse...
This Pinwheels pattern quilt is calm and serene, yet not boring. It is a sophisticated shade of dusty rose done in cotton sateen, giving it something of a "dressed up" feel. The matching pillow sham is a true rarity. It would serve for the purpose for which it was intended, but equally well as a matching dresser scarf or wall hanging. Professionally laundered; nicely quilted. Quilt measures 79" square; pillow sham is 31" x 78". Circa 1920.
New York Beauty is always a dynamic quilt pattern and this is no exception. The bold red dominates while the soft green and orange are good back ups. The green has faded from a darker version but still holds its own.
This is a difficult pattern to execute and the maker did a fine job creating needlelike points on the numerous triangles.
The quilt is from Kentucky where for some unknown reason, many New York Beauties originated.
Measurements are 65" x 84"; made circa 1920; excellent condition.
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Lovely antique floral microbeaded reticule, in vivid colors. The background is bright turquoise-tinged blue; a vine of many colored morning glories climbs up the right half of the purse. Missing half of the beaded twist fringe; two repairs at the top; a few small scattered areas of missing beads; replaced liner. But a beautiful, mostly intact example of micro beadwork. Measures 8” long by 5 3/4'” wide; fringe adds 1 1/2”.
Up for sale is a very large antique Chinese red silk wedding wall hanging / tapestry, embroidered with 2 large phoenixes, peonies, other birds, peaches, butterflies, and flowers executed in silk floss and gold wrapped threads. The tapestry is lined with red brocaded lining and 3.5" border along the edges. Overall is in excellent condition, no wear or fraying, no stains, vibrant colors ! Measurements: Red silk with embroidery 49" x 24"; with border 55.5" x 31"
A charming French cut steel beaded purse with a multi-tone rug design in shades of gold, silver and bronze, circa 1900. The purse features an intertwining fringe, a double chain handle, a patterned goldtone frame and a white satin lining. The frame is marked "Made in France". Condition is very good: the beads are all present and tight to the frame. The fringe is missing one string, and there may be some dirt or discoloration on some of the other strings...
Beautiful Thai Scroll Painting depicting 2 Angels with Flower Offering Trays, some wear due to age, but good condition overall and very decorative with proper lighting. Size H. 76" x 33"
An antique embroidered silk with cotton back bed hanging or valance from the Xuantong era in the late Qing period 1908 - 1912. This beautiful fringed antique valance has fine embroidery, including gold thread and multi-color silk thread depicting flowers, butterflies, fish, people and many other symbolic figures and images, with fine short and long stitch embroidery and extraordinarily fine seed stitching. It is mounted on a pinkish cotton backing and it has a fine 7" fringe and edge netting...
A beautiful handmade tablecloth and napkins set of Italian needle lace of Pointe de Venice type, with the characteristic scrolling floral patterns with additional floral motifs worked in relief (embroidered).
The condition is excellent, with no tears or other flaws of anything but minor note. The tablecloth is 106" by 70" and the 12 napkins are 21" by 21".
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
Unusual and early embroidered purse, in white and red felt stitched with metallic thread, possibly Turkish or Indian. Very good condition; cotton lining is shattered and felt has a few spots of dirt, but the embroidery and metallic drop tassel are wonderful! Measures 8 1/8” by 6 1/8” – tassel adds 2 ¼”.
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...
Elegant, pristine reversible Bars quilt. It may be English, in which case it would be referred to as a Strippy quilt. Regardless of where it originated, this piece was done by a master. The quilting is superbly done in a variety of patterns.The fabrics are elegant cotton sateens and beautifully coordinated. The backing is similar to the front but not identical. It is totally reversible. Measures 78" x 94"; circa 1920.
This charming Double Nine Patch quilt has smaller than postage stamp pieces. Each block measures a mere half an inch in diameter. It is made entirely of solid color fabrics. Consistent use of red centers enhances the diagonal chain effect.The ten borders repeat the colors used throughout the quilt. The white blocks are quilted with patterns of feathered flowers. Measurements are 75" x 87". Indiana origin; circa 1920.
This Eye of God quilt is an unusual pattern with an even more rare Greek Key border. The maker took great pains with the construction as the entire quilt is made of 1 1/2 inch squares. To clarify - rather than strips of fabric being used for the ground and colored areas, it is made totally with small squares. It's a strong pattern done in soft, entirely solid colors. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition.
Measurements are 76" x 88"...
Traditional Iris Quilt in lovely shades of pink and dusty rose. Excellent condition; freshly laundered. Measures 80" x 86". Circa 1920.