18.5" x 21.5" In what appears to be original frame and eglomise mat, signed by the young woman with stitched this extraordinary needlework picture, Mary Ann Earle.
Exquisitely quilted variation of Caesar's Crown pattern in which the negative space, forming a cloverleaf pattern, is as prominent as the primary block. Several different quilting patterns used, all very well done. Unusual border of half stars. Excellent condition; one very small dark brown area is very inconspicuous. Fabrics are all strong and intact. Measures 83" square; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1840.
Beautiful early 19th century miser purse, crocheted in silk thread. Colors include green red, pink, black, gold and white. Gilt terminals and sliders. Very good condition -- a few loose threads. Measures 13 1/2".
Richly colored Wild Goose Chase quilt (aka Geese in Flight) from the early 19th century. Abutting the triangles gives a terrific up and down movement to the "geese". Streak of Lightning border was meant to indicate the end for the head. Clamshell quilting in outer border; diagonal lines and stylized flowers in the triangles. Excellent condition; probably New England origin. Measures 100" x 104"; cotton front with probably homespun linen back...
Dated September 4th 1832, this lovely needlepoint saying titled "On Virtue" is surrounded with intricately embroidered flowers. In a bird's eye maple frame it measures 19.75" x 16.5", sight size 15" x 11.5". In very good antique condition, the background has darkened some with age (the first 2 photos showing the frame is most color correct.) Please note that the textile is not lighter on the bottom, it is a reflection as well as other light colored reflections coming from the glass.
Early 19th century double sided purse, featuring extra fine petit point on a silver net ground. The front features a garland, floral spray and initials; the reverse depicts a gazebo in a landscape. Gilt metal frame. White silk lining. Very good condition; wear to initials. Measures 4 1/8” by 2 1/2”.
This is a spectacular and rare piece: a rare theorem purse from the early 19th century. Theorem painting was popular among the women of the time, using a series of stencils to paint a design – usually floral -- on white velvet. This purse has it all, from its unusual boat shape to its vibrant colored flowers to its neat green silk ribbon bows. Very good condition; white velvet has yellowed and there are a few stains; ribbons are slightly worn. Measures 7 5/8” wide.
Wonderful antique hand beaded purse depicting two lovers strolling beneath the trees, circa 1830. The lovers are wearing period dress – the lady sports a wonderful hat with plumes! The header and lining have been replaced with a patterned velvet and silk drawstring. There are several holes in the purse (see images), but the lovers remain delightful! Measures 7 ½” by 5 ½”.
An early 19th c silk damask vestment with a floral and crown motif. The orphrey portion dates from the 17th century. Actually in quite good condition, with some scattered wear. 46" in length.
Miniature 19th century green silk netted purse, with gilt frame and glass and gilt weight. A tiny chain handle was added at sometime, possibly to make this a doll's purse. Very good condition; a few loose threads. Measures 2 1/2" by 1 1/4".
Wonderful early 19th century English beaded coin purse, signed by the maker, Sarah Johnson. The body of the bag is done in clear beads. The header is floral, with yellow, pink and blue flowers on one side, and yellow, blue and black flowers on the other. The bottom section features blue flowers on one side and a tiny blue flower on the other, surmounting Sarah’s name in gold beads. Excellent condition; a bead missing here or there. Measures 3 7/8” by 3 1/8”.
Stunning 19th century silk knitted miser purse, in vivid stripes of red, yellow, light blue and black. Gilt clasps to either end and steel slider. Several tears near and under frame. Measures 5 1/2" long.
This is a very interesting piece created by an early artist very skilled in needlework: an oval shaped map of England and Wales and small parts of Ireland, Scotland and France, the oval measuring approximately 19 1/2" by 17" (about 27" by 22 1/2" in the vintage gold frame). Judging from the seated figure of Britannia and the lettering and overall handling, I'd estimate this to date to the late 18th or early 19th century...
This LeMoyne Stars quilt is made with a glorious combination of richly colored printed materials. The border consists of two different glazed chintz fabrics with flowers; fruit and birds. The Stars are milk and dark brown chocolate colors with one lone indigo corner block.
The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Several of the fabrics in addition to the border are glazed.
It is quilted with straight lines and outlines around the Stars. The backing is a plain white cotton...
Antique true linen homespun table mat in a deep indigo blue and a natural unbleached white. The mat is 12" square and has just the slightest age discoloration in one corner, see photos. This is a wonderful very early example. Circa 1830
This unusual Swirling Pinwheels (aka Whirlwind) quilt is exquisitely stitched. The quilting patterns create wreaths around the Pinwheels...
A beautiful French embroidered brocaded and woven textile piece, composed of 4 segments sewn together, edged with an attached border of metallic threaded textile, and backed with yellow silk.
Overall condition is excellent, with vibrant colors and no holes or repairs. The overall size is 43 1/2" by 36".
Extraordinarily rare crewel embroidered Waist Pocket dating to about 1800. Wool on linen with cotton binding. Incredible condition. Unusually bright and colorful. Professionally mounted on stretcher that measures 15 1/2" wide and 18" long. Found in Pennsylvania.