This appliqued; pieced and embroidered doll quilt is an unusual combination of pattern and technique. It is divided into an overall windowpane design within which are a combination of flowers and strips much like a log cabin. The entire composition is thoughtfully and imaginatively laid out. The quilt is professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 20" x 20 1/2". Excellent condition; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.
This terrific positive/ negative quilt pattern goes by both the names of Robbing Peter to Pay Paul and Orange Peel.
It is made with two deep indigo fabrics both of which have orange printed patterns.The entire quilt is the same fabric with the exception of one end which was used to distinguish the side meant for the top of the bed. It is nicely quilted with four lobed flowers in the large white areas.
The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition...
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"...
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...
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...
This French toile de jouy fabric was undoubtedly made for the American market as it depicts the Mohicans at the Waterfall.
The front of the quilt is cotton and the back appears to be linen. The front is in excellent condition. There are some holes on the back that seem to be where the quilt was caught in the bedsprings.
The fabric is richly colored shades of red and pink. It does not have any of the brownish tones that show on my monitor. Measurements are 93" x 98".
To the best of my knowledge, this is a unique pattern. The bars are an unusual variation of Tree Everlasting and combined with the Crossed Tulips, I believe it to be one of a kind. The use of solid colors further sets off the wonderful center. Excellent condition; has been professionally washed. Measures 87" x 97"; circa 1870. Pennsylvania origin.
Made of fairly heavy wool fabrics; circa 1870. Maryland origin. The plaid triangles against the solid color bars give the illusion of tremendous movement to the geese. 85" x 86 1/2"
Rarely does one find a broderie perse (chintz applique) crib size quilt and certainly not with the graceful and full design of this fine example. It is richly colored with the appearance of considerable depth to the garlands of flowers. The chintz cut outs are the same fabric often used by venerated quiltmaker Achsah Goodwin Wilkins (1775-1854)...
"OLD MAID'S RAMBLE", a sturdy and utilitarian pieced quilt, circa 1910, in a seldom seen pattern made with handsome shirting fabrics and handsewn with care at 7"-8" per inch, the straight parallel line quilting is randomly done impressively between 3/8" and 1" apart,the original blue binding is machine sewn and has a latter binding of printed fabric attached to it probably about 1970, the entire quilt is well preserved with only one small professional repair on the reverse side, professionally ...
Extremely bold and dramatic Starburst quilt. This pattern is far more rare than the traditional eight point star. Wonderful assortment of 1870's fabrics. Machine quilted; double rows of stitching outline the pieced diamonds and are carried through on the blue ground. Measures 96" square; Pennsylvania origin.
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...
Antique Balouchi balisht front, in excellent full pile un-restored condition, with natural dyes, complete with flat-weave ends. Great color palette, including the use of green. It appears to date from the end of the nineteenth century. 22" by 37".
A nicely stitched sampler by Mary Thomas, no date, with the inscription Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled. The edge is embroidered with leaves and flowers, with a floral garland under the verse. The prominent budding vase is in the center with fruit baskets and boats on either side. The boats are very interesting perhaps an indication that Mary travelled, lived near the ocean, or had sailor relatives...
The tiny scale of these LeMoyne Stars could not make them any more precious. Each star is 2 3/4" in diameter. They are made with a fabric of crescent moons. The corner blocks have stars with the same fabric. The five strip borders have a different geometric print.
Condition is excellent. The quilt measures 70" x 80". New York State origin; circa 1870's.
Very complex version of a Light and Dark Log Cabin pattern done in fine wool challis. Unusual use of color. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870. Measures 84 inches square.
This is an unusual pattern done with a wonderful variety of 1880's calico fabrics. Thumbnails show many of them clearly including several of cheater's cloth. The light spot on the upper left border of the overall image is on the photo only; it is not a spot on the quilt.It is in unwashed condition. Backing is muslin. The size; pattern and variety of fabrics would make this a wonderful wall hanging. It measures 66" x 72". Pennsylvania origin.
The elongated Evening Stars makes a wonderful abstracted pattern. The rectangles formed by the joining of the arms of the stars creates a white diamond surrounded by indigo triangles that can become another pattern throughout the quilt. There are many stars but at the same time it is rather light and airy. White squares are quilted with stylized flowers. Measurements are 68" x 80". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
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.
Approx 65" x 45" having a sleeve this fine rug has been hanging for decades and hence in good condition for this kind of textile.
Wonderful antique hand beaded purse depicting two lovers strolling beneath the trees, circa 1830. The lovers are wearing period dress – the lady sports a wonderful hat with plumes! The header and lining have been replaced with a patterned velvet and silk drawstring. There are several holes in the purse (see images), but the lovers remain delightful! Measures 7 ½” by 5 ½”.
This Wagon Wheels quilt has the finest quilting imaginable. The white ground is filled with swirling, intersecting feathers. The center white border is also done with a feather pattern flanked by chevrons in both red borders. Quilting of this quality is not often seen but particularly not in a straightforward pattern like this.
The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition...
This blue and white linen homespun towel is of the heavy early style. It is hemmed on three sides with the one end being the salvage. It has seen lots of use and washings and it does have some stains but it is a lovely testament of time. It is 18" by 33" and dates to the 1830-40's.
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.
Classic little 19th century purse in green silk velvet, with gilt studs, lock and chain, probably Napoleon III, circa 1850 - 1870. Three double tassels with metallic thread detailing. Green silk moiré lining with secret compartment! Very good condition; some wear to folded edges; missing one stud. Measures 2 1/2” by 3 7/8”.
This pieced Center Medallion quilt is an extraordinary sampler of fabrics and design. Each frame is filled with a huge selection of fabrics, most of which are printed. A variety of triangle shapes makes for variation but with consistency. The center Sixteen Patch block draws the eye to a pattern not seen elsewhere in the quilt. The red band is especially effective in emphasizing the structure of the multiple frames. Measurements are 78" x 89"; excellent condition...
Finely made Four Patch in Nine Patch quilt from Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Pinned to it is a tag from The Franklin County Quilt Documentation Project.
The quilt is made of a lovely assortment of printed 1870's fabrics. The backing is a Bars pattern.
The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 84 inches square.
Early 19th century crocheted reticule featuring an interesting open stitch and spiral bottom in natural colored thread. Wonderful condition. Braided drawstring . Measures 9”.
Large rectangular Jaff Kurd bag face, 28" x 46", good colors and condition, first quarter of the 20th century.
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania pin cushions from the late 19th century.
Unusual cotton crazy on left measures 3 3/4" square. Nice variety of fabrics from the 1870's - 80's.
Six lobes - pristine condition; finely hand pieced. 2 3/4" tall; beautiful 1870's material.
Both have original loops for hanging.
This Elongated Stars quilt is an unusual combination with the Hourglass off blocks. Both are strong patterns that work well together...
Elegant Crazy Doll Quilt that is much dressier than doll quilts usually are. Handmade lace is an exceptional border for the piece. Embroidery includes nearly every motif typical of Victorian crazy quilts - flowers, fans and butterflies. Better than usual are the chickens, horse and man. Excellent condition. Maryland origin; circa 1890. Professionally framed; measures 23" x 28".
This is a very beautiful doll quilt all hand sewn and quilted with just the best very early calico and chintz fabric from 1820-30's. It looks fabulous hung or on a doll bed or used as a table mat. It is a wonderful study of early fabrics. It looks like it was made into a doll quilt in 1870-80's by the little red calico print fabric used at the top edge. The back is the original back and is early chintz blue green fabric. It is 18 1/2" by 15".
Antique Luri (Lurs) single bag, complete with flat woven back and closure system, late nineteenth century, all natural dyes, beautiful red ground, ivory border, very tribal. This collector bag measures roughly 22" by 24" and is in good overall condition. Please inquire.
This is an extremely unusual and bold variation of the Log Cabin pattern surrounded by a fabulous piano key border. Calico fabrics of the 1870's and 80's. Adams County, Pennsylvania origin. Measures 82" square.
Rare complete single bag (small saddlebag or large chanteh) from the Luri-Bakhtiyari tribes of West Persia, last quarter of the 19th Century. This rare weaving measures 19.5" by 17" and is in nearly mint condition, with full pile and complete piled closure system, tassels and original side finishes. All dyes are natural, including a great purple and apricot. Nice flatweave back with patterning in weft wrap technique typical of Luri/Bakhtiyari work.