It is difficult to characterize this unique quilt. The Carpenter's Wheel center is surrounded by Flying Geese; King's Crown and Rolling Stone corner blocks. I'm not sure whether this is enough to characterize it as a strippy sampler quilt.
The quilt was found in eastern Pennsylvania.
It is imaginative and well made. It is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 68" x 76"; circa 1880.
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This charming Sampler Quilt is appliqued with many of the elements the maker likely saw on her farm. In addition to a horse; cow; rooster; cat; vegetables; flowers and birds it has the most unusual feature of a hand saw! There are also some unidentified appliques. It is difficult to know whether they were meant as abstract shapes or, more likely, had meaning to the maker. The initials A.S are appliqued but unfortunately, not an entire name. The quilt is from Kimberton, Pennsylvania...
A very nice pair of antique hand knit blue and white cotton socks with a initials at the top. I think the initials are WWF. The stockings are knit with three different weight cotton yarn the heaviest is the wonderful true blue that is the foot and ankle where all the wear is and the area where you want the most cushioning. The lighter blue is medium weight and the white is the lightest where you don't want it to bind. The have been used but not abused...
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.
Striking Barnraising Log Cabin quilt done with a wonderful variety of wool challis fabrics. Both the plaid border and purple centers add tremendous visual punch. Fabrics are strong; two areas of slight discoloration on the border. Measures 82" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.
Miniature 19th century green silk netted purse, with gilt frame and glass and gilt weight. A tiny chain handle was added at sometime, possibly to make this a doll's purse. Very good condition; a few loose threads. Measures 2 1/2" by 1 1/4".
This Barnraising Log Cabin quilt is an American classic. It has a very nice variety of late 19th century printed fabrics. The logs are a desirable small scale. The red and green outer borders are good complements to the interior fabrics. It is well quilted with cable patterns in the borders.
Mint, unwashed condition. Measurements are 80" x82": Pennsylvania origin.
This Nine Patch crib quilt is simultaneously crude and sophisticated. It is a basic pattern made with an unusual color palette. The consistently white centers surrounded by irregular placement of calico gives it a
nice, irregular twinkle.
Measurements are 31 1/2" x 38 1/2". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's. Slight fraying to the binding in some places but no other condition issues. The backing is cotton muslin.
Unusual children’s shoes, dating from the first half of the 19th century, probably Turkish. Shoes are leather with gilt metal embroidery, silk tassels, and linen twine. Soles are stamped. Very good condition; they show some wear, especially to soles. Measure 5 7/8”.
This classic Nine Patch quilt is nicely scaled and well quilted. There is a flower in each of the white blocks and a feather running throughout the border. It is freshly laundered. The border fabric is a more ivory shade of white than the interior. The quilt is in outstanding condition. Measurements are 40" x 52". Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
This is an absolutely stunning Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple) Log Cabin quilt done in wool challis with a cotton backing. The solid red centers are great focal points for the whirling log cabin blocks. The use of printed fabrics alternating with the solid brown and black also add impact. The unusual border is made of triangles created from strips similar to those in the body of the quilt.
It is in immaculate condition. Measurements are 80" x 94"; York County, Pennsylvania origin.
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”.
Light and dark Diamonds in shades of tans and browns are highlighted with red centers and frame. Colors are reminiscent of a Navaho weaving. Excellent condition. Measures 38" x 59"; circa 1920.
Exceptional antique Jaff Kurd bag face, nineteenth century, full meaty pile, highly saturated colours, natural dyes, complete. This great bagface measures 21" by 23" and is remarkable by the extensive use of green, the number of colours, and the silkiness of the wool. For the advanced collector of tribal trappings.
Hourglass (aka Bowtie) pattern crib quilt done with a wonderful light and dark design creating strong diagonals. Pristine, unwashed condition. Light weight as it has no batting. Measures 33" x 34". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
This is an early and unusual quilt combining LeMoyne Stars and Tulip patterns. It is made with a wonderful array of early 19th century fabrics. The tan sashing was the perfect color choice to blend with the blues; browns and pinks of the quilt. Written in one of the pink tulip blocks is the inked signature of C.E...
This Birds in the Air quilt is made of a wide selection of printed fabrics that date from the mid 19th century to the 1880's. Placement of darks and lights gives a nice diagonal movement to the whole piece. The quilting is done in a pattern of concentric arcs. Condition is excellent; measurements are 66" x 82".