Complete saddlebags, Persian tribal, circa 1900, in excellent original condition, of Kurdish (Qarajorlu) origin. 2'2" by 4'5". All natural dyes, with silky wool. Complete with original striped back.
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 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...
Twelve eight pointed stars made of cotton printed in orange with small yellow clover-like shapes arranged in rows of twos and threes with alternating white squares all enclosed in three bands of the same printed fabric. The outside band is turned over the edge to join the white cotton backing. Cotton seeds visible in the stuffing. All hand stitched. Very good quilting with running feathers and cross stitching over much of the surface. There is an embroidered, “E” on the back in one corner...
Nice pair of beaded napkin rings, featuring a red needlework ground worked with black, white and cut steel beads in the Greek key. Good condition; two spots of wear to needlework; rust to some of the cut steel beads. Measure 5”.
"VIRGINIA STAR" or "STAR UPON STARS", all cotton pieced quilt, early fabrics in remarkable condition, muslin backing, no batting, a combination of hand and machine stitching, circa 1890, 72" X 72". Professionally washed and in excellent condition with no rips, tears,or stains. We accept time payments and quantity discounts. ** WE GUARANTEE THE AUTHENTICITY OF OUR MERCHANDISE AS REPRESENTED. MEMBERS OF: THE ANTIQUES COUNCIL, THE CAPE COD ANTIQUE DEALERS ASSOCIATION (CCADA). **
This double sided quilt has two patterns that are completely different.
One side has a creative version of an American flag with 44 stars. For the most part, they are placed in even rows but one is squeezed on an edge and another placed by itself on one of the red stripes. It's a mystery as to why it was placed outside the canton.
The American flag had 44 stars for five years beginning July 4, 1891. The forty fourth star was included for the admission of Wyoming into the Union on July 4, 1890...
19th century beaded coin purse, crocheted in crimson silk with cut steel beads and metallic thread border. Fantastic cut steel frame and steel chain. Very good condition; some rust to beads. Measures 3 1/8” by 2 7/8”.
Fine antique Caucasian Kuba Kilim, circa 1890, in very good condition. Good colors, natural dyes, and a great size: 8'9" by 4'6" (267cms by 137cms). Wool warps and wool surface. One of 3 kilims from the Caucasus and from this time period currently offered on this site.
Log Cabin, possibly Mennonite, "Court House Steps", Circa 1900. Wool challis fabrics. Rich colors, no fading, tears or moth holes, minor professional repair. In excellent condition. 86"x86". ** WE GUARANTEE THE AUTHENTICITY OF OUR MERCHANDISE AS REPRESENTED. MEMBERS OF: THE ANTIQUES COUNCIL, THE VERMONT ANTIQUES DEALERS ASSOCIATION (VADA), THE CAPE COD ANTIQUE DEALERS ASSOCIATION (CCADA). **
Symmetrically knotted antique (19th Century) Baluch rug with rare abstracted tree design on a camel ground, natural dyes. Complete, with rough kilim ends, sides need re-wrapping. 31" by 57". Overall a beautiful example of this rare type.
Multicolor LeMoyne Stars are set within a printed pink fabric creating a Garden Maze pattern. It is well quilted and in excellent condition. Overlapping circles are quilted in the border and diamonds in the body of the quilt. Measurements are 72" x 84".
It is from upstate New York and comes with extensive family information.
A large double Irish chain pieced quilt with the chain consisting of red squares enclosing yellow ones on a white ground. The back is turned over the top to form the edge. The red border quilted with swags encloses a white border with a running feather wreath. Inside are red saw teeth and then the chains across the field. Cotton seeds visible through the back side. The white squares enclosed by the chain are quilted with a number of different circular motifs...
Fine and rare antique Rabat embroidery, offered in overall good condition (one small area of discoloration, one very small hole). It measures approximately 30" by 37" and is, as always with this sort of embroidery, reversible. This piece appears to date from the 19th century (most of the pieces we encounter are early 20th century productions.) This type of textile from Morocco is extremely rare and collectable...
Antique Moroccan dowry embroidery (Rabat, late 19th, early 20th), completely reversible, very good condition--that is in my experience exceptional, these pieces are generally fragmentary or worn when they reach the market-- measuring 40" x 56". Very rare in complete and untouched condition. This type of weaving was generally used by Moroccan Jewish families during the elaborate wedding ceremony (cf: "Jewish life in Morocco", where a similar embroidery is pictured).
Wonderful star design Kurdish bagfront, 19th Century, with all natural dyes, in overall good condition (one small old professional repair, slight end reduction). Very floppy handle, good silky wool, unusual design both in field and border. This piece measures 24" by 26". Good collector piece.
Complete pair of antique South Persian Qashqai saddlebags, offered in good condition.
A pieced cotton quilt in a pattern called, “Goose on the pond” probably from the mid-West and made in the late 19th century. The pattern is made up of pattern printed blue, orange and white fabrics. The same orange fabric is used throughout, but the blue and white are made up of different prints. The quilting is diagonal lines. Cotton seeds in the stuffing visible through the back. Front edge turned to the back. All hand stitched...