A colorful Uzbeki velvet Ikat textile fragment in a striking plethora of colors. In good overall condition and mounted on linen. The sight size is 20" by 16" and the overall size is 23 1/2" by 19 1/4".
Purchased in Istanbul in 1996 for a private collection.
NOTES: 1. Ikats are the oldest known patterned textiles in the world...
A pair of 18th century embroidered garters, similar in style to the Jerusalem garters worn by 17th century pilgrims. Linen tape embroidered with colored silk thread, with crocheted ends and knotted fringes...
This Compass Stars quilt is unusual both for the pattern and the fact that the indigo is used as the ground. More often, one would find a navy pattern on a white ground. Four Patch corner blocks show a nice attention to detail. It is very well quilted and in excellent condition.
Measurements are 76 inches square; made circa 1880.
Antique Pinwheel Quilt, 82" X 88" Numerous bright 1920's-30's Fabrics. A Summer Quilt: exceptional Pinwheel design with more than 70 pinwheels with no two alike. Vibrant 1920's-30's fabrics. All hand stitched. No battling. No tears, stains or apparent repairs. One 1/2" faded spot on yellow border. Fresh, clean and bright. Fabrics are strong. 82" X 88" approx. ** WE GUARANTEE THE AUTHENTICITY OF OUR MERCHANDISE AS REPRESENTED. ** 178BX
These two visually exciting, unusual Herringbone Pattern Hooked Rugs were certainly made as a pair. I am willing to separate them only because one shows some signs of use while the other does not. Both have a tremendous three dimensional effect. Colors are rich and varied. They are wool; circa 1920. Each measures 35" x 70".
Rug on right is sold. Left is $1650.
Unwashed, mint condition Philadelphia Pavement quilt. Border print is beautiful shade of cadet blue, not often seen in quilts of this era. In fact, the entire palette of this quilt is out of the ordinary. Wonderful contrast of dark calico prints with yellow highlights and pink striped centers. Each block measures 1 3/4" square. Pennsylvania origin: circa 1890. Measures 70" x 76".
Adorable little framed Victorian beadwork picture, featuring a central cross, anchor and heart (for faith, hope and charity), under a bow, and surmounting a pansy (remembrance). Later wood frame with oak veneer. Measures 5” by 3 ¾”; sight size is 3 ½” by 2 ¼”. Condition is very good – frame has a few nicks and scratches.
Starbursts are just the beginning of patterning of this exciting quilt. Diamonds are filled with Robbing Peter to Pay Paul type circles that look quite different when used in half around the border. Red centers are strategically placed within the stars. The blue and ivory border chintz beautifully complements the printed fabrics of the interior. Tremendous care and planning to maske this a superb quilt. Measurements are 80@ x 88@. Pennsylvania origin> circa 1850.
This country quilt has a bit more sophistication than most. The blocks filled with One Patches are set so that there are diagonal lines of color. Bars between the blocks are solid color red while the border is a small print very close in color. Excellent condition; short green Bars between the blocks started as a darker color but have faded uniformly to a soft green. Measures 66" x 70". Frederick County, Maryland origin; circa 1880.
Pristine condition Star of Bethlehem quilt on an unusual indigo calico ground. Nicely planned with the central star repeating the fabrics of the corner stars. Unwashed condition. Border fabric may "read" as pink but is actually a tiny red and white stripe. Measures 76" x 78: Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1880.
This is one of the most classic of nineteenth century quilt patterns, beautifully done in rust and green calico. The stars and delicate sawtooth border are very well pieced. Nicely quilted with an unusual undulating pattern in the border. Measures 85" square; circa 1870. Has been professionally washed. Pennsylvania origin.
A nicely made large quilt in the triple Irish chain pattern from the late 19th century. The chains made of small squares of yellow, red and green pattern printed cotton. The double red border is of the same red printed pattern. There are seeds visible in the filling between the backing and the jam side. The quilting in the white squares is a feather wreath enclosing four hearts or possibly a four leaf clover. The white border between the two lines of red is quilted with tulips...
Streak of Lightning Crib Quilt in pink and green calico so popular in late 19th century Pennsylvania. Colors have softened some with washing. Front is in very good condition; some breaks in the wonderful printed paisley backing visible in last thumbnail photo. Measures 35" x 40"; circa 1870. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin.
Delectable Mountains quilt pattern at its best. Beautiful, unusual softly toned fabrics make this a serene and elegant quilt. Pristine condition. Measures 92" square. Sewn in cross stitch on the back are the initials JS and the number 10. Circa 1850.
Pulsating Starburst quilt composed of beautiful late 19th century fabrics is contained by three borders. Unwashed condition; Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin. Equally interesting fabrics used for bars on the back making the quilt completely reversible. Circa 1880. Measures 82" x 89".
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.
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...
The ground fabric is a very fine and shiny silk, painted in subdued colors with vividly depicted flower bouquets. Lined with linen and inscribed in ink. Condition: upper part with old mends and splits, minor staining. Dimension: 75 cm x 65.5 cm.