Beautiful and basically complete pair of Qashqai saddlebags (SW Persia, Shiraz, Khamseh) last quarter of the nineteenth century, with unusual extra pile strips on the reverse.
Dark purple paneled velvet rugby cap with gold braid trim and tassel, embroidered “PFC” to the central panel and “1895-6” to the visor. Interior tag reads “James Gardner/late of C Stewart/18 Cross St/Manchester”. Condition is very good; some slight fraying to the lining.
Unusual children’s shoes, dating from the first half of the 19th century, probably Turkish. Shoes are leather with gilt metal embroidery, silk tassels, and linen twine. Soles are stamped. Very good condition; they show some wear, especially to soles. Measure 5 7/8”.
Outstanding Baltimore Album quilt that combines both traditional and whimsical, original blocks. The eagle draws the eye to the center and then allows it to meander through the variety of finely detailed blocks. Signatures indicate the quilt was related to the North and Horner families of mid 19th century Baltimore. More complete information is available to purchaser.
Complete pair of antique South Persian Qashqai saddlebags, offered in good condition.
Very fine Balouchi Balisht in fine condition, measuring 16" by 30", last quarter of the nineteenth century, camel ground, natural dyes. Feel free to ask for more photos.
19th Century craftsmanship for today's lifestyle. This is a richly colored hand dyed cotton antique American Folk Art floral hooked rug in shades of cream, beige, brown, gray and red comprising a centered diamond with scattered flowers and leaves. The outer corners having floral bouquets on a deep brown striated background, striped border. Size: 107" x 69". Condition is excellent with one minor repair on back.
Charming antique beaded belt, featuring flowers interspersed with blue checkerboard designs and bordered with a blue loop fringe. Good condition; three tiny repairs and losses to fringe; yellow silk lining is deteriorating. Measures 24”.
Very unusual antique Kurdish bagface, circa 1900 or before, in overall good condition (two corners slightly eared, otherwise retaining its closure system on one end and some flatweave on the other). This bag face measures 24" by 25". Nice abrash from dark indigo to pale blue.
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.
A very well designed and executed eight point Star of Bethlehem pieced cotton quilt with excellent quilting. The pieces around the edges are white with very small pale blue printed sprigs. The pieces for the star are all solid colors. The backing is printed green cotton in a small pattern. Quilted with feather wreaths in the corners and partial ones between the points of the stars. All of the sewing is done by hand. 72 inches square...
This crib quilt with groups of four Lemoyne Stars goes by either the name Four Stars Patchwork or Diamonds in the Corners. Setting the stars on point gives a nice swirling movement to the pattern.
The quilt measures 32 1/2 inches square. It is in pristine, unwashed condition with the pencil marks still visible. It is quilted with diagonal lines.
Pennsylvania origin; made circa 1880's.
Tulip design, applique quilt, Turket Red, Cheddar and Sage Green, White background, Pale Beige sides and cross bands. Circa 1880, 9 stitches per inch, extensive feather quilting. 86" X 70". Excellent Condition. In remarkably good condition for its age. No apparent repairs. Strong fabrics, thin batting. No tears or wear. Fresh and Clean, with several very small faint stains. Strong colors. ** WE GUARANTEE THE AUTHENTICITY OF OUR MERCHANDISE AS REPRESENTED ** 163BX
This wonderfully graphic Mennonite Tumbling Blocks quilt (aka Baby Blocks) is made of fine, light wool fabrics from the late 19th century. The colors are deep and rich - perhaps a tad lighter than on the screen. The corners are quilted with the medallion wreath patterns often seen in Lancaster County Amish quilts. The patterns throughout the rest of the border are unusual designs of leaves; flowers and berries. The quilt is in excellent condition...
Rare antique kani striped shawl from Kashmir, circa 1850-1870, in good condition. Wonderful natural colors. Unusual long format (26" by 114") which may indicate that this shawl was at one time wider and may have been divided to serve a specific purpose. This shawl has been lined in blue satin, but the lining can very easily be removed if desired.
A nicely made large quilt in the triple Irish chain pattern from the late 19th century. The chains made of small squares of yellow, red and green pattern printed cotton. The double red border is of the same red printed pattern. There are seeds visible in the filling between the backing and the jam side. The quilting in the white squares is a feather wreath enclosing four hearts or possibly a four leaf clover. The white border between the two lines of red is quilted with tulips...
Very fine antique Kashmiri Paisley Shawl, hand-made, 19th century and in wonderful condition. This paisley measures roughly 65" square. Very vivid colors, the best I have personally owned. Please ask for more photos.
Very unusual Yomud Asmalyk, mid-nineteenth century, very fine weave, rare small size (30" x 15"), unique floral gul, complete and in fair condition (1" square showing foundation, easily repaired). For the collector of Turkoman weavings and trappings.