Early 19th century beaded reticule, in clear beads with a blue geometric pattern. Clear beaded twist fringe. Good condition; header is missing, as is about 1/3 of the twist fringe. Measures 4 3/8 long, excluding fringe.
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.
25" x 28" framed. Depicting myth of Achilles and Athena. Signed in margin by maker Ann B. Guiyon, Newark 1810.
A fine embroidered and painted silk memorial picture. Showing a lady and a girl besides a monument with urn near a waterfall, inscribed in French as "Oh our God". The subject of these pictures was a fashionable expression of romantic sorrow in Neoclassicism - Biedermeier. This type of embroidered picture, usually copied from prints, was made to demonstrate a girl's accomplishment in needlework. With original wooden frame. Dimension: total: c. 39.9 cm x 35.2 cm x 2.8 cm...
Rarely does one find a broderie perse (chintz applique) crib size quilt and certainly not with the graceful and full design of this fine example. It is richly colored with the appearance of considerable depth to the garlands of flowers. The chintz cut outs are the same fabric often used by venerated quiltmaker Achsah Goodwin Wilkins (1775-1854)...
All hand pieced and quilted cut corner doll quilt.
It has been professionally mounted. There is one spot more noticeable in the picture than in person. The quilt is 17" wide and 19" long. The frame is 19" by 21". This little amazing quilt is out of a local attic a number of years ago. I love hanging these dear doll quilts on fronts and backs of doors. (I have run out of wall space!) Circa 1840
Depending upon how one looks at this early doll quilt, the primary pattern can be seen as Hourglass or Diamonds. In either case, it is made with a beautiful grouping of printed fabrics dating no later than the 1830's. The backing is two additional early fabrics not used on the front. The binding is two other fabrics. The quilt has cut corners for a four poster bed. Condition is very good with some breakage only to one of the top triangles. Measurements are 10 inches wide and 11 14/ inches long.
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...
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.
Charming Georgian schoolgirl silk needlework picture of a young girl and her spaniel. The girl is holding out her hand to the little dog, which stands on its hind legs. The detail is incredible: from the little dog, to the window with trees beyond, to the rug with vari-colored squares, to the girl’s dress and blue sash, it’s all beautifully done. Very good condition; there’s a slight sheen to the girl’s face where the weave may have begun to wear. Later frame and backing...
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
Early 19th century drawstring purse, finely knitted in silk and silver thread and featuring a delicate paisley design. Silk covered decorative balls; twist thread drawstring. Excellent condition. Measures 4 1/2” by 3”.
This is one of the finest and earliest pairs of pillow cases I have had the pleasure to own. They Streak of Lightning is a pattern rarely seen in pillow cases. They are in excellent condition with beautiful fabrics and hand crocheted lace on the edges. Measurements are 17 1/2" x 31" including edging. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1830's.
Beautiful 19th century crocheted and cut steel beaded purse, in cream and pink silk thread. Pierced gilt bars, slider and weights. Very good condition. Measures 5" by 2 1/2".
The chintz border makes this Irish Chain quilt more elegant than most. In addition, the fine quilting depicts different floral patterns in the white blocks. Measurements are 102" x 104"; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1830. The sole condition flaw is a stain primarily on the back of one corner. Only with close examination does it show on the front as the brown blends in with the colors of the printed chintz.
Charming early 19th century red crocheted purse, featuring two white doves among flowers and greenery. Green twist drawstring with gold thread-covered ball terminals. Very good condition; one stain across the bottom. Measures 4 1/4” by 3 1/8”.
The ground fabric is a very fine and shiny silk, painted in subdued colors with vividly depicted flower bouquets. Lined with linen and inscribed in ink. Condition: upper part with old mends and splits, minor staining. Dimension: 75 cm x 65.5 cm.
A spectacular and beautiful circa 1730 English silk embroidered apron front, exquisitely embroidered in polychrome silk and metallic threads with garlands and sprays of flowers urns. Scalloped edges are finished with embroidered metallic trim. A somewhat later but very similar example is shown in The Lotus Collection.
There are some scattered unimportant splits and very very minor and small spots of discoloration, all to be expected in such a delicate piece...