Classic Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple) Log Cabin quilt done in beautiful light wools. Has a great deal of whirling movement for which this pattern is known. Excellent condition; desirable piano key border on three sides. Measures 68" x 75". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.
This Light and Dark Log Cabin quilt is a particularly well done example of a classic pattern. Many log cabins are not actually quilted and this one is, as can easily be seen in the red centers. It is a popular belief that the frequently used red centers of log cabins represent the hearth of the home. The piano key border is an especially desirable edge treatment. The quilt is made from a well chosen and placed variety of wool fabrics. Measurements are 76" square; excellent condition...
This Economy Patch doll quilt is made with a wonderful variety of
fabrics dating from the 1830's to 1880's. It has a lovely distribution of lights and darks. It is in excellent condition with the small apology of one light diamond that may have been replaced at some point. It is professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring
20 1/2" square. Pennsylvania origin.
It's unusual to find a Maple Leaf quilt in these colors. They look more like the golden tones of Fall than one usually sees.
The blocks are placed in different directions. It is nicely quilted with groups of four hearts in each of the off blocks.
Measurements are 86" x 87", ample for a queen size bed and serviceable on a king. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.
This Mennonite Windmill Blades Log Cabin quilt (aka Pineapple Log Cabin) is one of the finest I have had the pleasure to own. It is made of wool challis with deep, rich colors and five borders that repeat fabrics within the quilt. The logs are a mere 1/4" in width. Corner blocks of diagonal stripes are the ultimate finishing point. Measurements are 72" x 83". Annville, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870. Excellent condition.
This beautiful applique quilt appears to be an original pattern alternating with traditional oakleaves. The red fabric is as unusual as the pattern. It is very well quilted with wreaths between the applique. The centers have different designs including hearts; stars; apples; flowers and a pear.
The quilt is in excellent unwashed condition. There is slight unevenness to the background that could be remedied with a wash but I don't feel it is necessary.
Measurements are 86" x 88"...
Feeling patriotic, anyone? This unusual Shields quilt
is combined with diamonds in squares to create an original, all-American design. Half diamonds frame the pattern well.
The quilting is not elaborate. It is done in straight lines in the body of the quilt and diamonds in the border. The concentric diamonds are machine appliqued.
The quilt is in excellent condition. There is one light smudge that can likely be removed with a wash but I have done nothing to it as I do not find it bothersome...
This Fleur de lis pattern is exquisitely quilted. The ivory blocks have an unusual, four lobe oval design. The quilt is made entirely of a blue printed fabric from the very early 20th century.
The quilt is in unwashed condition. Some prefer it that way but a wash would make the fine stitching even more prominent.
Measurements are 70" x 84". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1910.
An Antique Caucasian Kazak Long Runner, Russian Empire (1721-1917). A fine wool pile in Turkish knot tightly woven on an all wool base. A traditional repeat pattern of 41 rows of 3 Caucasian stars contained within leaf brackets on a beige field. The major border of multi-coloured serpents on a red field...
A nice, vintage pair of 2-7/8 x 2-3/8" handmade kid leather gauntlet gloves c1900-10. These gloves have decorative stitchwork and pink dyed hightlights. They are unsigned and they are in excellent condition with no losses, damage or repairs other than some minor bleeding to the pink dye. All
items are thoroughly and conservatively graded and all condition issues are noted; all items are vintage or antique and may have slight signs of gentle use. Surface shipping to the U.S...
Fantastic long pair of cream Victorian fine silk knitted fingerless mitts, probably for a child. These are old stock and were never worn; they come with a card for the store! Excellent condition. Measure 11” by 3 1/2”.
Classic antique Kashgai (Qashqa'i) saddlebag front or face, made into a large pillow, circa 1890-1910. Fine weave, all natural dyes. Roughly 23" by 24".
Very striking version of a Baskets quilt of Lancaster County Mennonite origin. All quilting done in dark thread with the exception of the handles which are machine quilted in white. Border fabric is a slightly darker red of cotton sateen. Blue is actually a dark navy. Measures 78" x 82".
This are small red boiled wool mittens, hand sewn and 3" long. They are from the 1890-1910. In very good condition and amazing they are still together.
Antique Baluch balisht (grain bag or pillow face), circa 1900, all natural dyes, 17" by 37", well drawn Tree Of Life design in the camel color field, good condition, fresh from an estate. Please ask for additional photos. One of a number of Baluch rugs and balishts currently available.
his is a doll quilt with knotted and tied quilting with cotton filling. It is a warm brown and tan color. It has a stain on the under side that looks like rust. It has no rips or tears. It is 15" by 17" and is circa 1890-1900.
Beautiful long pair of black Victorian netted fingerless mitts, probably for a child. These are old stock and were never worn! Excellent condition; one loose thread. Measure 9 3/4” by 3”.
Beautiful Balouchi Balisht front, in fine condition, natural dyes, wonderful tree of life design on camel ground, some corrosion of the browns, with original selvedges and flat-woven ends. This piece measures 18" by 39". One of a few Balouchi weavings currently for sale on this website.
A Canton hand embroidered silk piano shawl with a vibrant design of large red flowers and a vine and leaf motif with multicolored smaller flowers set against a black background. The embroidery is of a superb and dense quality silk floss. On each of the four sides is a black elaborately knotted net "bridge" between the scarf and the long fringes.
This fine example is in excellent overall condition and measures 50" square with an additional 14" fringe on each side.
Charming antique open work and embroidery purse sampler. Natural linen ground with colorful wool needlework, blue satin ribbon fringe, drawstrings and lining. Very good condition. Measures 9 1/2” (not including fringe) by 6 3/4”.
Antique Baluch rug with Tekke guls, circa 1900. This rug measures 4' by 2'9". It belongs to that small group of lighter colored Baluch rugs who are Turkish knotted (symmetric knot) rather than Persian knotted. With a very soft handle, in overall good condition. The dyes appear natural.
I am taking the liberty of naming this unusual pattern as Feathered Pinwheels. The four blocks in the center are a traditional Pinwheel but the addition of triangles around it create something new. Placement of the triangles creates an overall diamond pattern in addition.
The quilt is made of a small white on blue print. It is very nicely quilted with feathers throughout. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition.
Measurements are 32" x 34"...
Chinese Coins is a pattern not often seen, even more rarely when done on a diagonal as is this example. The blocks are fairly large but create a stunning effect whether used either vertically or horizontally. This would make a spectacular hanging in a stairwell or over a sofa because of the 54" x 76" size. All wool fabrics; Circa 1910. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Mennonite.
Anybody know what the initials SES stand for on this Schoolhouse comforter? My guess is Sex Education School. Very interesting mix of crude and sophisticated. The frame with vertically placed blocks is particularly well designed with color and fabrics deliberately planned. Red outlines each of the black corner blocks; the center 3 blocks of each side have fabrics distinguished from all others in the quilt. Excellent condition with the exception of several missing ties...
Persian Sarouk Wool hand knotted large size Carpet, Ca. 1910, 10 1/2' x 15', very small hand knots for large carpet with dark blue and dark maroon reddish colors mainly, very rich and deep colors of floral and vines spread out on the soft wool surface which is evenly worn over the years. Two(2) shaped panels design on both ends and bordered by beautiful soft colors of typical Sarouk small patterns...
This is a nice antique tribal rug from Azerbaijian Province, old Persia, made with vegetable dye and natural colour, in good condition.
This is a dynamic country quilt with a native American feel. The solid red and blue chambray of the streak of lightning jump out from the plaids and checks. In excellent condition. Back is dark blue and white gingham check. Measures 67" x 83". Oklahoma origin; circa 1910.
Interesting antique beaded reticule, featuring a Maltese cross motif. The field is worked in blue beads, the cross in clear, a diagonal grid is worked in black. White silk lining. The clear loop fringe reaches all the way around. Very good condition; two fringe loops lacking; some bead loss near header. Measures 6 1/4” including fringe.
A vintage child's pair of kid leather and suede shoes with wooden buttons c1900...
This is a little 1890 hand sewn toy rabbit with a goodie of some kind between her paws. Her body is a wool flannel with cotton stuffing. Her eyes, nose and mouth are embroidered as are her paws. She is just 4" long and 2 1/2" tall and circa 1890-1900
A Berlin Embroidery handbag with hall marked solid silver clasp, made in Germany circa 1900-1910. Condition - very good - no damages or losses. 19cm (7.5inches) wide; 16.5cm (6.5inches) deep.
I can't believe a child could get these little antique gloves on, they are all hand sewn but so tiny and the fingers are so slim. They come ine the box they have been stored in for maybe 50 or 75years. They are out of an attic in the tiny town I live it. They have a few holes but no signs that anything went on in this box.
The box is a candy box and in pencil in a young persons writing is, "My Christmas" . The box has a date of 1909. I think the gloves are earlier 1870-80. The box has a tear i...
Japanese embroidery memorial on silk commemorating a young sailor's round the world tour in the U.S. Navy, circa 1910, in original frame with original sailor's photograph in uniform, all under original glass, in excellent original condition. Back label reads; From S. Clough, Agent for D. Appleton & Co. 78 Weybosset Street, Providence, R.I. Sight size 25"x25", Frame size 33"x33". We accept time payments and quantity discounts, free delivery available with a 250 mile radius of Cape Cod. ** WE GUAR...
Attractive antique beaded reticule, featuring a crystal field worked in a sinuous nouveau design of blue vines and flowers. A large letter “M” decorates one side. New white lining; interesting cinched loop fringe. Measures 8 3/8” by 6 3/4”.
Straight Furrows Log Cabin pattern with two unusual features: the center of each log is divided on the diagonal adding intensity to the furrows; and the color scheme is out of the ordinary. The blacks and grays are not often seen in such predominance with the other colors chosen for this quilt. Unwashed condition; flawless with the exception of two small, old and well done patches on the border that are visible in the last thumbnail photo. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1910. Measures 74" square.
A short pair of black Victorian netted fingerless mitts; these are old stock and were never worn! Very good condition; the gathering ribbons at the wrists have deteriorated. Measure 6 3/4” by 3 1/2”.
A design of a green cross with all sides equal enclosed in a rectangle on one point with red steps and green saw teeth in rows and columns of five against a background of light and dark blue checked fabric. Geometric quilting of waves around the outside and rectangular quilting in the other light squares. Great printed cotton backing.
Condition: May never have been washed as the blue chalk lines for the quilting are still visible. There is a stain near the border.
Good design and colors....
Turkmenistan Tekke Bokhara Trible Rug, Before 1910, approximately 6' x 4', all wool hand knotted and flat weave like kilim, beautiful tiny Tekke Bokhara designs throughout the entire rug, the tiny knots are so fine and exact, back side is almost like front, all 4 side edges are in good condition, no worn spots anywhere and very clean.
Bow Tie pattern quilt unusually set in Four Patch blocks. Great combination of vibrant colors gives this a harlequin feel. Unwashed condition. Bow Tie blocks are quilted in straight lines; the solid blocks are quilted with diagonal lines, all contributing to the sense of vibrancy and movement of the quilt. Measures 77" x 81"; circa 1910.
Lovely antique floral microbeaded reticule, in vivid colors. The background is bright turquoise-tinged blue; a vine of many colored morning glories climbs up the right half of the purse. Missing half of the beaded twist fringe; two repairs at the top; a few small scattered areas of missing beads; replaced liner. But a beautiful, mostly intact example of micro beadwork. Measures 8” long by 5 3/4'” wide; fringe adds 1 1/2”.
It's safe to say that this folky sampler or album crib quilt is a one of a kind. The blocks are appliqued; ruched and embroidered.
Many are floral motifs but it also includes an American flag; eagle; stars and moon as well as two not quite determined animals. It's interesting that even though there is a range of detail and skill, it all appears to have been done by the same hand.
The front is a wool ground with primarily wool applique and embroidery that seems to be late 19th century. The rib...
Velvet Hexagons Quilt that has the lights and darks of stained glass. The texture of the velvets combined with the jewel colors give a real richness to this piece. Wonderful striped border. Velcro sewn to back - ready for hanging. Measures 64" x 68". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
Velvets make this Tumbling Blocks Pattern quilt even more alive than this pattern usually is. Wonderful diamond border makes a wonderful frame. Measures 38" x 80", probably made for a daybed. Great size to hang vertically in a stairwell or horizontally over a sofa or fireplace. Cotton sateen backing; both tied and quilted. Pristine condition; circa 1920. Pennsylvania origin.
It's difficult to find a name for this dynamic geometric quilt because it forms so many patterns. The basic block is much like a Basket pattern. The adjoining red blocks form a Bow Tie or Hourglass. Each square divided into a red and green triangle surrounded by a peach sawtooth is another way to look at the primary pattern. In sum, it's a fabulous, original piece with a lots of movement. The unlikely combination of these solid colors adds to the drama of the piece. The triangle border is the pe...
Dramatic, unique Center Medallion Quilt done mostly in velvet with a smattering of wool and silk. Not finely quilted but the use of tan thread against the dark fabrics adds additional texture to the quilt. Backing is cotton. Nice combination of both regular and irregular blocks. Measures 74" x 80". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
Fantastic early 20th century double-sided silk embroidered bag with a super marcasite and carnelian (either stone or glass) Art Deco clasp. The front features a pair of lovers in a picturesque landscape; he is offering her a flower while a little boy spies on them behind a column. The reverse features knots of flowers. Green silk embroidered handle; cream silk lining with central change purse. Very good condition: blue on back has faded a bit; lining (and lining of handle) is shattered; sligh...
This Hole in the Barn Door Indiana Amish crib quilt was obviously treasured as it is as crisp and fresh as when it was made 100 years ago.
A lengthy note sewn to the reverse describes its history. It was made by Fannie Miller (Hochstetler) who was born in Nappanee, Indiana in 1896. She made it for her son Harvey who was born October 1, 1922.
When the quilt left the family, it was sold to David Pottinger, one of the earliest historians and collectors of midWest Amish quilts.
The fabrics are al...
This Nine Patch Crib Quilt must have been made by someone with a droll sense of humor. The centers utilize printed fabric with geese and the entire piece is framed by a Wild Goose Chase border. I prefer to think this was not coincidence. Unused condition; has several tiny spots that I do not think merit laundering. Quilted with diagonal lines. Utilizes several different blue fabrics. Measures 36" x 37". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
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This Baskets quilt is actually pieced as many traditional baskets are but the placement of color makes it an unusual variation. The body of the Basket looks like a Flying Geese pattern because the white triangles are on the outside and it doesn't have the blue to give the appearance of an outline. Whether this was intentional or not, we will never know but it makes for a very interesting pattern. The Wild Goose Chase border is a good anchor for the open, airy pattern.
The quilt is in pristine, ...
A clutch worked from a 19th century Chinese silk embroidery with Peking knot, the space beetween filled with tiny white seed glass beads. White lining and green jade imitating glass knob. Condition: lining with few traces of usage, clean. Dimension: c. 19 cm x 12.5 cm.
Unusual hooked rug of hexagons filled in with a variety of patterns. It is made of wools; circa 1920. Mounted on a stretcher and ready to be hung either horizontally or vertically. The stretcher is 36" x 73. The rug is in excellent condition. There is a puncture on the foamcore backing that does not go through to the rug.
Cotton sateen Baskets quilt done in luscious shades of tropical fruits. Pristine, unwashed condition. Very well quilted. Fine fabrics and craftsmanship. Background is soft shade of seafoam green. Measures 76" x 95". York County, Pennsylvania Mennonite. Circa 1920.
Richly colored, beautiful Evening Stars Amish crib quilt that is probably from Western Pennsylvania. The deep indigo ground perfectly offsets the salmon colored stars.
The quilt is in pristine condition. Measurements are 37" x 44'. It is all cotton including the gray backing that is turned over to create the machine sewn binding. The quilting is all done by hand with a pattern of squares and diagonal lines in the border.
Made circa 1920.
This precisely made New York Beauty quilt is a fine example of a desirable and difficult to execute pattern.
It is well pieced and quilted. The off blocks are stitched with large wreaths. LeMoyne stars are a good choice for the centers of each block. It has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. The quilt measures a generous 90" x 96". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920's.
Up for sale is a very large antique Chinese red silk wedding wall hanging / tapestry, embroidered with 2 large phoenixes, peonies, other birds, peaches, butterflies, and flowers executed in silk floss and gold wrapped threads. The tapestry is lined with red brocaded lining and 3.5" border along the edges. Overall is in excellent condition, no wear or fraying, no stains, vibrant colors ! Measurements: Red silk with embroidery 49" x 24"; with border 55.5" x 31"
This hooked rug is done in a quilt pattern known as Straight Furrows Log Cabin. The diagonal lights and darks make a wonderful design.
The rug is made of wool; circa 1920's; from New York State. The rug itself is in excellent condition. Measurements are 18" x 36". It is mounted on a homemade stretcher that, in all honesty, is not an enhancement. It should probably be re-mounted or it could be used as a table mat without being mounted.
Eye dazzling Streak of Lightning wool hooked rug. Rich, jewel colors; wonderful small scale to the design. Excellent condition; measures 33" x 53".
Old Persian 100% Wool hand knotted long Caucasian Runner, 1920, 15' 6" long, 3' 2" wide, soft thick camel hair color wool pile with Caucasian design. The condition is good, even pile, very clean, out of house in Washington DC area, ready to put down inside any nice home.
Antique Baluch Kilim Saddle Bag Back, Northeastern Persia. An all wool flat weave back for a double saddle bag without the front bag faces. All natural dyes in colours of rust orange, madder red, white, brown and dark blue in stripes some having supplementary weft woven designs. Braid loop tops formerly the closure for the bag faces.
Condition: Minor fraying, ends finished, otherwise fine.
Measuring Overall: 46 in. long, 21-1/2 in. wide at the narrowest and 25 in. wide at the widest.
2 lbs. ...