Exuberant Baskets pattern quilt in the color combination so popular in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. Well planned use of color; carrying through the border color to the top of the baskets gives each one a light feel. Diagonal grid with red blocks also adds unification as well as punchiness. Excellent condition. Measures 82" square; circa 1900.
This wonderful Thousand Pyramids crib quilt is made with a rich variety of late 19th century printed fabrics. The maker continued the pattern theme with larger triangles for the inner border. As if she hadn't pieced enough, she continued with a One Patch pattern for the reverse.
The quilt is in mint, unwashed condition. Measurements are 47 1/2" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Beautiful antique beadwork case, probably Continental, dating from the mid 19th century. The piece is worked in bright and colorful beads and features a riot of figures: a man, a woman, a pair of ducks, and two other interesting creatures, possibly a dog and a cat, all against a white ground. The beadwork is in excellent condition; the box is lined with heavy card, which is somewhat misshapen, and black silk, which is shredding. Measures 3” by 2 1/4”.
Unusual scarlet and gilt metal thread crocheted drawstring purse, circa the mid 19th century. Features wonderful three dimensional floral forms, decorative gold thread-covered balls, and tassels. Excellent condition. Measures 5” by 3 3/4” not including bottom tassel.
This One Patch Charm Quilt (no fabric is repeated) has especially interesting materials with a number of conversational prints that include roosters; a variety of dogs and horses; equestrians; horse trainers; bunnies and children.
The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. The fabrics date from the last quarter of the 19th century.
Measurements are 80 inches square; Pennsylvania origin
German Beaded Purse, circa 1895, drawstring,10" x 6 1/2". Beautifully shaded roses, other flowers and foliage. Same on both sides.Remarkable, all original, excellent condition on fringe and bag. No repairs, beads missing anywhere or rips or tears or damage whatsoever. There must be 100-400 glass beads per square inch.All hand made, crocheted at top. There is no lining in this purse. Satisfaction guaranteed or money back. 3 day return privilege providing item returned in sent condition...
This blue and white linen homespun towel is of the heavy early style. It is hemmed on three sides with the one end being the salvage. It has seen lots of use and washings and it does have some stains but it is a lovely testament of time. It is 18" by 33" and dates to the 1830-40's.
Emeline A. Smith, Leominster, Massachusetts, 1828
samper size: 16” x 16½” • framed size: 19½” x 20”
An interesting and cohesive group of samplers was made in Leominster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, in the first decades of the 19th century. The shared characteristics include a cut-cornered center framework filled with alphabets and verse, and an outer border of large blossom on a leafy vine. Emeline A...
This classic Barnraising Log Cabin quilt is done with an unusual color palette.
Solid and printed oranges and browns are beautifully combined. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 82" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Both the pattern and colors make this Sunburst quilt a really powerful design. I like to think that the center and corners choices of flowers warmed by the sun are a symbolic choice as well as good design. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The body is quilted with postage stamp size squares and a cable pattern in the border.
An identical quilt is in the collection of the American Folk Art Museum and is attributed to a member of Alverda H...
Charming Pinwheels Crib Quilt done on a wonderful small scale. Each Pinwheel block measures 2 3/4 inches in diameter.
The red Pinwheel blades really pop against the blue calico ground. The border is nicely quilted with a pattern of diamonds. The quilt has been washed in its lifetime and remains in very good condition. There is one small snag in the blue that is about the size of a pea but no other condition mentionables...
This sweet little brown and red doll quilt is in exellent condition with just a little fraying on one edge...see close up. I like to see signs of age like this because it shows it really old. When fabric has been folded and washed and ironed the folds start breaking down the fabric, sometimes aging is a good thing. The quilt is 6" square and is backed with a double pink calico.
This Double X quilt pattern is also known as Old Maid's Puzzle. The example offered is done in a deep indigo calico with a print of tiny double dots. The unusual deep chevron border is of the same material.
It is very well quilted with feathered wreaths in each of the off blocks. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition.
Measurements are 75" x 83". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.
This four part floral applique quilt appears to be an original pattern. Each stem of two flowers is part of a group of four that creates a dense cluster. The same flowers "grow" out of the swag border. It is very well quilted with feathery designs throughout the white sashing.
The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 84" x 92". Made circa 1860.
Very heavy hand loomed American blanket is a great brown and cream wool. It has a center seam, is nice and clean but it is not without condition problems. It has a few areas of a red staining looks like berry stains. It also has holes not from moths as much as from being caught on bed springs. It is 70" by 90" and is very heavy and rich with color. Circa 1840 On sale was $345.
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...
This Irish Chain Crib Quilt has it all. The pattern and scale are wonderful. The condition is immaculate. The fabrics could not be better - including the cheater's cloth (printed patchwork) backing. Dates circa 1880; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 32" square.
This Light and Dark wool challis Log Cabin quilt is done with unusually light tones. A note pinned to the quilt explains that the fabrics were from two dresses of the maker, Louisa Dreibelbis. One can only assume they were among her favorites. While the front of the quilt is entirely of fine wools, the backing is made of cotton pieced in a Bars pattern.
The quilt is in excellent condition. There is a very small darned area in one corner where it may have gotten caught on something...