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.
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.
This pieced Center Medallion quilt is an extraordinary sampler of fabrics and design. Each frame is filled with a huge selection of fabrics, most of which are printed. A variety of triangle shapes makes for variation but with consistency. The center Sixteen Patch block draws the eye to a pattern not seen elsewhere in the quilt. The red band is especially effective in emphasizing the structure of the multiple frames. Measurements are 78" x 89"; excellent condition...
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.
Antique Kurdish bagface, dating from around 1890, featuring stylized birds and an extra panel. It is in nice condition, with full pile except from damage to the extra panel, which would merit restoration.
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".
Extremely rare antique Caucasian long rug (44" x 96"), last quarter of the 19th century, in good overall condition, some oxydisation of the browns, selvedges redone. This rug was created in the area of Shusha in the Karabagh area. Cf. "Rugs and Carpets of the Caucasus--The Russian Collections", Illustration 103, for a rug with that unusual variation on the Tree of life design.
Antique Afshar rug, last quarter of the 19th century, in excellent condition, including original ends and selvedges, extremely fine weave, silky wool, very floppy handle, all natural dyes, measuring 72" x 54". This is the best Afshar I have owned. For the discriminating collector of South Persian rugs.
This Classic Baltimore album quilt has all of the fine needlework that one expects to find in this most prized category of 19th century quilts.
It is beautifully quilted with tiny stitches and graceful patterns that wraparound the appliqued blocks. The blocks are done with a combination of applique; reverse applique; embroidery and padded applique making for three dimensional blocks. The vine and flowers border beautifully carries through the applique in the body of the quilt...
Antique Luri (Lurs) single bag, complete with flat woven back and closure system, late nineteenth century, all natural dyes, beautiful red ground, ivory border, very tribal. This collector bag measures roughly 22" by 24" and is in good overall condition. Please inquire.
Antique Veramin Kurdish bag face or bag front, very unusual design, beautiful wool, natural dyes, circa 1900. This saddle bag front measures 1'9" by 2'2". It is in excellent condition.
Fantastic delicate and diminutive 19th century Victorian metal and silk thread knit purse with ornate gilt mount and gold beaded tassel. Excellent condition; one loose tassel loop. Measures 3 1/2” (not including tassel) by 2 1/8”.
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania pin cushions from the late 19th century.
Unusual cotton crazy on left measures 3 3/4" square. Nice variety of fabrics from the 1870's - 80's.
Six lobes - pristine condition; finely hand pieced. 2 3/4" tall; beautiful 1870's material.
Both have original loops for hanging.
Fantastic 19th century dance card, probably Austrian, comprising an assemblage of mountain climbing gear, suspended from a chatelaine hook by a blue silk cord and topped with a chenille tassel. The front features what I believe is either a snowshoe or a ski carrier, complete with buckled leather straps, under which lies an ice axe crossed with a trekking pole. The card cover is in blue silk with the original pencil; the pages are empty...
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.
Pretty aubergine silk reticule dating from the second quarter if the 19th century. Neatly embroidered with the initials 'E.E.' worked in floral sprigs, and decorated with flowers and silk covered acorn tassel heads. Gorgeous fire-colored silk lining. Very good condition; a few faded spots; a few loose threads on the acorn tassels. Measures 9 3/4” by 7 1/4”.
What a superb little early 19th century purse. It features fish scales and gold metallic thread embroidered on red velvet. The fish scales form the flowers and leaves of the design – the flowers have gold beads at their centers. Pretty scalloped gilt frame; white silk lining; gold bead looped edging. Good condition; there is some disintegration to scales. Measures 4” by 3 1/2”.