55" x 50"--this would make a good wall hanging. Late 19th/early 20th C.
This Wagon Wheels quilt has the finest quilting imaginable. The white ground is filled with swirling, intersecting feathers. The center white border is also done with a feather pattern flanked by chevrons in both red borders. Quilting of this quality is not often seen but particularly not in a straightforward pattern like this.
The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition...
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...
Indigo and white Nine Patch quilt with an unusual variation of a zig zag border. One of the Nine Patch blocks reverses the navy and white squares. Legend has it that this is an intentional mistake, or humility patch, for only God is perfect. In actuality, I know of no documentation that such blocks existed; they were likely simply human error. Excellent condition; circa 1880. Measures 70" x 86"; Pennsylvania origin.
A nicely stitched sampler by Mary Thomas, no date, with the inscription Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled. The edge is embroidered with leaves and flowers, with a floral garland under the verse. The prominent budding vase is in the center with fruit baskets and boats on either side. The boats are very interesting perhaps an indication that Mary travelled, lived near the ocean, or had sailor relatives...
This Cheater's Cloth quilt (aka Faux Patchwork) is a beautiful Tumbling Blocks pattern done in rich shades of brown. The back is an equally pleasing check that is often erroneously referred to as homespun but in fact, is machine made.The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 70" x 82". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Signed Album Quilt combining traditional with whimsical blocks. At first glance, one does not recognize that it is laid out symmetrically with the same blocks in each corner and middle outer blocks. The center panel with appliqued hearts in hands and arrows has many inked signatures that include the names: John Boyer; Sarah Russell;Henry Pressel; Edgar P Newman; Mary A Proud George Carson and Rozanne Evans. Every block has at least one inked name...
This is a most unusual Cheater's Cloth fabric done with whimsical detail of the printed embroidery. Three panels are set side by side to effectively create a Straight Furrows arrangement. Unwashed condition. Pennsylvania origin: circa 1880. Measures 79" x 88"; $450.
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.
This strippy quilt is a wonderful take off on Chinese Coins. The strips are mostly rectangular but have a lot of variety adding squares, triangles and irregular shapes. The quilt is made of a fabulous variety of fabrics from the third quarter of the 19th century. The background fabric is a small paisley print and the reverse is a print with hops. It is in unwashed, pristine condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880. Measurements are 68" x 84".
Pretty 19th century carpet design beaded purse, in vivid red, metallic black and white. Beaded handle and fringe. Good condition; a few pieces of fringe missing; a repair on the back on the right side near the handle. Purse body measures 4” by 4 3/4”.
Unique combination of a Cotton Crazy quilt with unusual Stars. Dramatically set in a contrasting grid and border. Excellent condition; terrific assortment of late 1880's fabrics. Measures 72" x 84". New England origin.
Rare 19th Century needlepoint of a young girl feeding a deer while a playful cat is rolling under a table. In its original frame, which in itself is quite unusual, this was a memorial piece as evidenced by the broken tree/trees symbolizing a life cut short. We don't know much about its history except that it belonged to a New England family who retired in North Carolina. It measures 24 inches high and 21" wide. The photos are shot out of the frame and in the frame. Dates mid or early 1800's.
Huntsman and his Horse Needlepoint and Petitpoint Framed Artwork. Circa 1880. So well done, yes, it looks like a painting. Well preserved fabulous condition. Such a special feel to it with the riders hand extending towards his favorite mounts muzzle. Original frame recessed into mid century wood frame. Colors vivid, no missing stitches noted.Details from bridle to eyebrows to cufflinks. Work like this is so rare...
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.
This Streak of Lightning quilt is most unusual in its construction. It is made with small triangles, more reminiscent of an Ocean Waves than the usual Streak of Lightning. It is exquisitely quilted with detailed wreaths and hearts in each white block. It is made with a beautifully coordinated selection of printed fabrics. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 82" x 96": Pennsylvania origin. Made 1870's.
A lovely late 19th c tightly woven wool Tibetan prayer mat with Buddhist symbols, An excellent example from a private collection.
With clear colors and in wonderful condition, the rug measures 30" by 22".
Very rare and beautiful Antique Burmese Kalaga wall hanging/tapestry depicting 8 dancers with hundreds of hand hammered sequins, pearl and glass beads as well as metallic threads. Due to age and climatic conditions some wear to some parts, but overall nice condition. Mounted/sewn on 100% Thai silk backing. 2 stylized wooden rods not included in price. Size: L. 175 cm x H. 52 cm...