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...
Pieced Center Medallion Quilt made of richly colored light weight wools. Unusual format in that the Central Medallion was popular in the first half of the 19th century but had largely gone out of fashion at the time this was made. Quilted but seems to have originally been tied as well as indicated by regularly placed small dark circles.
Circa 1870. Probably New England origin. Measures 68" x 78".
This delightful Hole in the Barn Door (aka Shoo Fly) crib quilt is made with a very nice selection of printed fabrics on a double pink ground. The pink and green calico Bars pattern for the backing is proof positive of its Pennsylvania origin. Nicely quilted with diamonds patterning. Measurements are 33 1/2" x 38 1/2". Excellent condition; circa 1880.
Very nice poplar Shaker bonnet with a label marking the size as a 5. They were also made in size #6 and size #7. The bonnets were sold by the Shakers in their gift shops but they were not made by the Shakers. This one is in very good condition. It does have a few brown stains at the top of the brim edge, see photo. This is just about as good as you can get for this type of Shaker bonnet.
Incorporating a house motif in the center, approx, 72" x 86"
This four part floral applique quilt appears to be an original pattern. Each stem of two flowers is part of a group of four that creates a dense cluster. The same flowers "grow" out of the swag border. It is very well quilted with feathery designs throughout the white sashing.
The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 84" x 92". Made circa 1860.
Diamond in squares doll quilt (aka economy patch) with both funkiness and great attention to detail. The border around the diamonds in squares alternates between the green calico and brown printed fabrics. Surely this is an indication of the care with which the maker created this small quilt. At the same time, the backing consists of a central calico bar set at an angle between two sections of brown wool. Intentional or careless? Who knows? It is nicely hand quilted. Wool and cotton fabrics...
A dramatic 18th Century pouch, probably for tobacco, comprising scarlet twill ornately embroidered with silk threads in an exotic flowerhead and bow design, further detailed with metallic passing and plate threads, and braid. Very good condition. Measures 10 1/2” by 7 7/8”.
Antique Luri saddle bag (single bag), from the first quarter of the 20th century, good colors, in nice overall condition, silky soft wool, complete with striped flat woven back and closure system (loops missing). This bag measures 21" by 22" not including the back. This back features a nice ivory border and a very loose spontaneous design. For the sophisticated collector of Oriental rugs and trappings.
Mariner's Compass is one of the most difficult patterns to execute. This example is particularly finely done. Unwashed condition shows several light smudges that could be removed with laundering but in my opinion, not worth losing that never washed feel. Has one old appliqued, inconspicuous mend visible in thumbnail photo. Beautifully quilted. Measures 88" square; circa 1860.
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”.
Early Mosaic Hexagons quilt with a central star. The star is made of 10 irregular pie shaped pieces. The entire rest of the quilt is made of hexagons. The background looks as though it is solid fabric but in fact, it is made of hexagons of the same material
that abut one another.
The quilt is made of a glorious combination of fabrics from the first quarter of the 19th century. Quite a few are glazed. The quilt is in excellent condition...
Unusual set up of Variable Stars quilt pattern arranged in strips alternating with plain Bars. Wonderful fabrics which date from the 1840's - 1860's. Pristine, unwashed condition. Interesting quilting pattern of thistles set at right angles to the long Bars. Measures 73" x 80". Lebanon County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860. A real gem for lovers of early fabrics.
Fleur-de-lis applique pattern with exquisite quilting. Corner blocks and border are the same fabric; the rest of the appliques are a second material. Triangle border is a nice contrast to the curvilinear forms of the blocks. Professionally laundered. Several spots of very well done, inconspicuous darning on the brown border. It seems as though the quilt may have gotten caught on something because everywhere else, the fabrics are healthy and strong. Measures 76" x 92"; Pennsylvania origin...
This is an early version of a Flying Geese quilt made with beautiful combined, richly colored printed fabrics and a glazed chintz border. It is in excellent, unwashed condition so the chintz fully retains its glaze. The border is quilted with concentric arcs and the body with diamonds.
There are several spots on the reverse but they do not show on the front.
The quilt measures 82" x 86". It is from Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania (Montgomery County); circa 1850.
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.
This stunning Feathered Stars crib quilt has the additional feature of being reversible.
The front side is a group of both Feathered and Evening Stars in a wonderful variety of red prints. They are set on a solid glazed blue cotton. The front is in spotless condition.
The reverse is a triangles pattern done with two different prints (one with a glaze) and the same solid blue as on the other side. There is one smudge in the center diamond.
The quilt measures 42" x 43 1/2"...
Antique Anatolian Yoruk Prayer Rug.
A fine natural dyed soft and shiny wool hand knotted in short pile on an an all wool foundation. A detail and stepped directional design combining the Turkish mihrab niche of a sea foam green field, outlined in white and blue containing cruciforms of five branch candlesticks and several multicolored repeat serpent shapes. The background field of the mihrab is a berry red with quartered roundel designs...