This is one of the nicest drawstring seed bags that I have ever owned. It is a very tiny calico print in the best blue. It has the original drawstring and I always think that makes it nicer. There is a little darkening in a few areas but that is it. It is 5" by 6" and is treadle machine sewn. Circa 1880
This is what I call a down home or servicable antique pot holder. It looks like a odd apple with a tummy sash. It is sewn nicely but with a childish feeling to it. I am sure it was used but care was taken with it. The loop at the top looks original. It is a very nice naive pot holder from the 1840's. It is 4" by 5". I love seeing these hung.
Probably original pattern of stylized, funky pots of tulips. Has been professionally washed. Well quilted. Solid color red fabric and two different green calicoes. Pennsylvania origin. Measures 75 inches x 78 inches.
Stunning crocheted and cut steel beaded purse, circa 1840. The work on this reticule is extremely fine, from the delicate crochet to the pattern of beadwork and dramatic 1 1/2” tassels. Excellent condition; some rust to beads. Measures 5” by 2 18”.
Wonderful handmade Berlin woolwork purse, from a small, but choice collection, English, circa 1850. Berlin woolwork eclipsed sampler-making and cross stitch from the 1830’s to the 1860’s, when thousands of hand painted patterns (mass-produced in Berlin), including many for purses, were available to English women . Berlin woolwork was worked on canvas in soft German wools, using mostly tent, half-cross, cross and pile stitching...
This early very beautiful Civil War era capelet is a rich reddish brown calico made with the finest cotton fabric that looks like it might be homespun. The workmanship is the best. The capelet is 14” back of neck to bottom and is 10” front down to bottom and 24” spread out. Circa 1860 and excellent condition and Museum quality.
Lovely pair of matching Victorian beaded wall pockets, both teardrop shaped and topped with red crepe ribbons. The red needlework pockets are worked in white, clear and cut steel beads in a floral motif. Pockets are in good condition; losses to fringe of the pouch on one pocket; some rust to cut steel beads. Measure 6” by 4 1/8”.
Antique Persian Jijim Rug. A flat weave vegetable dyed wool in contrasting coloured stripes woven in three narrow strips approximately 11 inches wide stitched together to create one large rug...
This well designed, bold Laurel Leaf quilt is a traditional pattern done in an unusual way. The same block is repeated throughout but the placement of color and the double sawtooth frames makes it appear as though more is going on. It gives it a contemporary feel even though it was made in the 1860's.The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 72" x 73".
Interesting pair of turn-of-the-century microbeaded pouches, probably influenced by the Vienna Secessionist movement. Worked in very fine clear and navy beads in an abstract design. Some bead losses at creased edges and on one purse in the bottom section. From the Richard Wright collection. Measures 4 7/8” by 2 3/4”.
This Postage Stamp quilt forms a wonderful overall pattern by the use of light and dark fabrics. Both prints and solids are incorporated in this dramatic design. The red and white polka dot material of the border is continued within the quilt to create the triangles on each side.The backing is an ivory tone cotton sateen. The quilt is in excellent condition. It is from Pennsylvania; last quarter of the 19th century. Measurements are 74" x 76".
Late 19th century, Silkwork of a bouquet of flowers, in original gilt frame and eglomise mat, in very good condition. 17-1/2"x15". 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 **
Sweet Victorian bookmark of pierced paper, featuring two girls and a deer, embroidered 'Love the Giver' on a deep red silk ribbon. Paper measures 6 1/8” by 2”. Excellent condition.
This is a hand sewn and hand quilted antique doll quilt circa 1850-60. It is random and naïve and very pleasing to the eye. It has been professionally mounted. I love hanging these doll quilts on fronts and backs of doors. (I have run out of wall space!) This one is 16" by 16" and mounted 18" by 18".
This Lancaster County Mennonite Baskets quilt is unusual for the small scale of the baskets. Each measures 4 inches tall and is filled with triangles. The off blocks are quilted with cross patterns and cable in the border. The handles are machine appliqued, as is often the case. Everything else is hand sewn.The small scale zigzag inner border is a wonderful complement to the baskets. The background color is a slightly dusty green. The same fabric is used for the entire backing...
This Delectable Mountains quilt is delectable not just for the name of the pattern. The choices of color and printed fabrics are equally delectable. The quilt has a wonderful zigzag border in a print very similar to the brown used in the body of the quilt.It is in pristine, unwashed condition.
New York State origin; circa 1850. Measurements are 83" x 92".
Pretty antique Continental beadwork pouch, probably a cigar case, early to mid 19th century. The owner’s initials are featured on one side, surrounded by tiny flowers and abstract folk motifs. The reverse features three larger roses, in red and pink. The insert is lined in magenta silk. Beadwork is in excellent condition; lining is shredding; there is a small split at the seam of one end. Measures 6” by 3 3/4”.
A rectangular French woolen shawl made on a Jacquard's loom, dating to the mid 1800's. Woven with a small black center surrounded by large botehs and volutes, the short sides with Harlequin borders and fringes. One long side with a later fabric tape. Condition: few old mends, thin areas, splits, some small holes (mostly backed with white fabric), some fringes lost. Dimension: 330 cm x 160 cm (without fringes).