This mid 19th century folk art crazy quilt is a wonderful mix of richly colored silks and hand embellished surface stitches. The back is a green cotton sateen fabric tied with floss. Eighty seven silk tags create a whimsical border around the entire piece. Taken from a house used as part of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War, we believe this piece was the energetic work of a child learning how to sew. Lovely flower signed Jane among the varied and heavily embroidered pieces...
Antique Turkish runner, Konya area, probably Kurdish made, second half of the 19th Century. It features a series of four panel with alternating red and green grounds; extra end panels with mirhabs; and animal and human figures in each of the square panels. It probably dates from the 1870's. The dimensions are: 51" x 183". Natural dyes, very old repairs to the pile, good condition.
This Tumbling Blocks quilt is made more special by the fact that it is a charm quilt - that is, no fabric is repeated. Many look similar, particularly the double pinks, but upon close examination it is evident that each is different.
It is in very good condition. There is one block with slight wear visible in last thumbnail photo but no other condition apologies. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880. Measurements are 76" square.
This pieced Maple Leaf quilt with trapunto Pineapples is a most unusual and beautiful combination of patterns. The green leaves are a medium/dark shade of green with a lighter tone for the applique border. The binding is a lighter blue/green color.
The trapunto pineapples are exquisitely stitched. Diagonal placement of the leaves adds wonderful movement to the overall design.
The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 80" x 86". Made circa 1860.
Antique Turkoman (Ersari) torba, dating from the last quarter of the 19th Century, measuring 16" by 47", in excellent condition. This torba sold but we do have another Ersari torba currently on stock. Please inquire.
Antique Kurdish bagface, or bag front, in good condition, still retaining the flat-woven closure band on top. This bag with all natural dyes appears to date from the last quarter of the 19th Century. It measures approximately 20" by 29". For the collector of Persian tribal trappings and rugs.
Superior antique beaded and leather cheroot case, featuring a swan under a palm tree! Beaded panel is done in white, clear and many colors of brown beads. Purple silk interior with green edging. Excellent condition; minor wear to leather and small spots of discoloration to silk. Measures 5 5/8” by 2 7/8”.
Polka dot sashing makes this LeMoyne Stars quilt especially lively and vibrant. The primary and secondary stars are made with a beautiful variety of printed fabrics. The double diamond border repeats the shape of the arms of the stars but placement makes them look completely different. The binding is made of the same polka dot fabric as the gating.
The quilt measures 75" x 85"; excellent condition; New York State origin; circa 1870.
Antique (Last quarter of the nineteenth century) Balouch double prayer rug, measuring 33" by 63", complete with original selvedges and kilim ends. In fine condition except for the usual but mild oxydation of the browns which gives this rug a sculptured feel, and some restoration to the kilim ends. Definitely a rug for the Balouch collector.
This Pinwheels quilt goes by several different names just as it can be seen as different patterns. The combination of a Pinwheel center with corner triangles is one way to view it as is a combination of four Hourglass blocks placed within a square. Among the names by which the quilt is known are: Big Dipper; Yankee Puzzle and Whirling Blade.
Two features make this quilt particularly appealing. The blue calico background is a lovely shade and one not often seen for a ground color...
A striking quilt in a deep red and black. Most importantly the quilt has, stitched on its reverse, "Sarah amd Anne Hoit, Burlington, VT 1838". It also has, stitched at a later time, "A Present to O. Sherman 1881". It is very uncommon to find a quilt, especially such an early one, with such complete information as to the maker, place and date...
Complete pair of antique Turkish Malatya saddlebags, probably woven by Kurdish villagers in the end of the nineteenth century, in very good condition except for one old repair. One of two pairs of Malatya saddlebags currently in our inventory.
Antique Turkish (Melaz, Melez, Milas) prayer rug, 19th century, with all natural dyes, complete with original selvedges and kilim ends, wear to the pile consistent with ethnographic use. This beautiful rug measures 37" by 52".
This triangles quilt pattern most closely resembles Birds in the Air but technically is a bit different. Both fabrics are tiny prints that blend well together. The backing is a complimentary small print. It is very well pieced and in excellent, unwashed condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's. Measurements are 78" x 85".
This unusual version of a Joseph's Coat quilt pattern has an especially "painterly" quality. Traditionally, one group of the seven colors makes up the entire quilt. This scaled down rendition may be unique.
It is from Pennsylvania; circa 1880. The red blocks are quilted with one inch squares. Quilting in the primary blocks follows the outlines of the stripes.
Measurements are 72 inches square. There is slight fading to one corner of the backing but the front is in flawless condition.
A wonderful hand sewn, hand embroidered 19th century men’s smoking cap in rich brown velvet with a deep red tassel! The fez style cap is embroidered with olive and cream silks in a floral motif. In wonderful condition, from the crimson lining to the red tassel! Measures roughly 6 ½” in diameter and 3” deep.
This Philadelphia Pavement variation is bold and strong in every way. Unwashed condition. A small white spot on one of the blue blocks is part of the paper label from the bolt of fabric, further indication that the quilt has never been laundered. Terrific grouping of fabrics typical of southeastern Pennsylvania quilts of the late 19th century. Equally striking on the reverse Open Center pattern done in a different palette. Measures 80" square; circa 1880.
The choice of fabrics makes this quilt an unusual combination of patterns. Rarely does one see all three sides of a Tumbling Block done in the same material. That, combined with the fact that the fabric is more subdued than the Stars, makes the cubes recede while the Stars are more dominant. The floral printed border combines leaves and vines in two colors in a very graceful design.
The quilt is in outstanding, probably unwashed condition. Measurements are 80" x 85"...