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.
This Nine Patch crib quilt is as crisp and fresh as the day it was made in the 1920's. It is nicely quilted with a waffle pattern and chevrons in the border. The quilt is well scaled with each block measuring 3 inches in diameter. It is an ideal shade of soft medium blue that is a little more gray than shows on my monitor. Measurements are 36" x 54"; Pennsylvania origin.
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"
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"
Beautiful Wall Hanging/Painting depicting Ganesh, some wear but good condition and highly decorative with good lighting. Size: H. 210cm x W. 83cm
A perfect miniature, wonderfully designed and crafted silk Log Cabin doll quilt, a rare find. Terrific combination of solid, striped and printed fabrics. Much more complex design than usually seen in a doll quilt. Measures 24" square; circa 1920. Excellent condition; Pennsylvania origin.
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...
Beautiful Thai Scroll Painting depicting Kinaree Angel, some wear due to age, but good condition overall and highly decorative with proper lighting. Size H. 70" x W. 32"
Antique Baluch Kilim Saddle Bag Back, Northeastern Persia. An all wool flat weave back for a double saddle bag without the front bag faces. All natural dyes in colours of rust orange, madder red, white, brown and dark blue in stripes some having supplementary weft woven designs. Braid loop tops formerly the closure for the bag faces.
Condition: Minor fraying, ends finished, otherwise fine.
Measuring Overall: 46 in. long, 21-1/2 in. wide at the narrowest and 25 in. wide at the widest.
Soft colors are beautifully blended in this unusual Snowball quilt. Each circle is surrounded by a quilted wreath. Interesting contrast of the multiple straight borders with the roundness of the circles and wreaths. Pristine condition. Circa 1920; measures 78" x 89".
Unlike the usual overall Tumbling Blocks quilt pattern, this one separates the blocks into clusters. This variation creates six point stars in the white open spaces. The use of solid color fabrics make the three dimensional pattern especially effective.
The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 72" x 80"; Ohio origin. Made circa 1920's.
Monkey Wrench (aka Churn Dash) pattern crib quilt that is wonderfully scaled to size. Each block measures 4 1/4" to a side. Beautiful shade of blue. Professionally laundered; nicely quilted. Measures 35" x 48"; circa 1920.
Funky, unusual version of Rocky Road to Kansas done in wools with embroidered hearts, animals and floral motifs. Measures 37" x 70", a wonderful size for hanging whether vertically or horizontally. Cotton stripe backing also used to create the binding. Circa 1920; Maryland origin.
A pair of Pennsylvania origin Basket with Garlands pattern quilts; Circa 1920. Both have been professionally laundered and are in spotless condition. One shown. Large enough for a pair of either single or double beds. Each 78" x 86"
Dramatic, unique Center Medallion Quilt done mostly in velvet with a smattering of wool and silk. Not finely quilted but the use of tan thread against the dark fabrics adds additional texture to the quilt. Backing is cotton. Nice combination of both regular and irregular blocks. Measures 74" x 80". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
It's difficult to find a name for this dynamic geometric quilt because it forms so many patterns. The basic block is much like a Basket pattern. The adjoining red blocks form a Bow Tie or Hourglass. Each square divided into a red and green triangle surrounded by a peach sawtooth is another way to look at the primary pattern. In sum, it's a fabulous, original piece with a lots of movement. The unlikely combination of these solid colors adds to the drama of the piece...
New York Beauty is a difficult pattern to execute which may be why I have never before seen them done as a pair. This pair is especially well pieced and quilted. The off blocks are quilted with finely stitched bouquets of flowers. At the intersections, the maker made the unusual choice of miniature Dresden Plates. The colors are very soft and pleasing.
Included with the quilts is a matching pair of square throw pillows.
One quilt measures 63" x 96" and the other is 63" x 100"...
This unusual piece combines several patterns in a center medallion format rarely seen in mid West Amish quilts. The center LeMoyne Star is surrounded by blocks of Bow Ties and Chinese Coins that are irregularly set. The maker of this quilt had both imagination and skill. It is well pieced and quilted with several different patterns. The quilt is all cotton fabrics; circa 1920. It is in mint, unwashed condition. Measurements are 68" x 80".