Antique micro beaded purse, featuring a beautiful oriental rug pattern, with tribal influences. The central black medallion features designs in green, gold and brick red. The medallion is surrounded by a white field depicting flowers and vines in blue, yellow, and brown. Finally, there is a vibrant saw tooth border in green, black and yellow. Mustard yellow cotton lining; drawstring closure. Probably had a fringe at one time. Very good condition; just a bead missing here and there...
size: 32" x 72"
Large and outstanding folk art hooked rug featuring a perched eagle, against an abstract field and in neutral colors. An excellent, strong presence to the eagle and to rug as a whole. Professionally mounted on black fabric and on a custom built stretcher, American, late 19th century.
How often do you see a flame stitch mat? This one still has vibrant color. The foundation is a loomed homespun. It has a spider web fringe that is so fine and beautiful. I have taken pictures of the 3 areas of with condition problems. There are two small holes and one larger one. The fringe also is sparse in many areas around the mat. That said this is a rare form of flame stitch and is paper thin and very finely woven. It is mid 1700's and is 6" by 11".
This quilt most closely known as Shoo Fly (aka Alamanizer) is an unusual combination of elegant and country. The basic quilting; medium thick batting and plaid ground give it a very country feel. At the same time, there is a blue glazed cotton used throughout that is most often seen in far "dressier" pieces. The maker evidently had an eye for detail as in the lower right block, she pieced the same blue striped fabric in four different designs. The quilt measures 82" x 88"...
The depth and richness of colors on this Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt are unparalleled. Possibly unique border. Pristine condition; circa 1870. Border and backing are cotton; body of quilt is wool challis. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; measures 84" square
Immaculate, unwashed Maple Leaf quilt in lovely soft tones. Nicely quilted with cabled border and starflowers in the white blocks. Measures
77" x 87"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1920.
Charming, original pattern hooked rug with four tabby cats. The use of variegated wools effectively gives the look of striped kitties. Pristine condition; circa 1920. Professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 22" x 34". Carlisle, Pennsylvania origin.
Early 19th century crocheted reticule featuring an interesting open stitch and spiral bottom in natural colored thread. Wonderful condition. Braided drawstring . Measures 9”.
This beautiful jewel toned Light and Dark Log Cabin quilt is made of satins giving it a rich luster. The placement of light and dark makes for a variety of patterns and lots of movement. The quilt consists of a top quilted to a cotton backing. It was not completed and does not have a binding but one could easily be added if desired. Measurements are 64" x 74": circa 1870's.
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...
Very unusual antique saddlebag face or front, last quarter of the 19th Century, all natural dyes, full meaty pile, with flat weave top and bottom reminiscent of Baluch work. Striking aubergine ground. 29" by 20". Kurdish? origin.
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”.
This Cheater's Cloth quilt (aka Faux Patchwork) is a beautiful Tumbling Blocks pattern done in rich shades of brown. The back is an equally pleasing check that is often erroneously referred to as homespun but in fact, is machine made.The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 70" x 82". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
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...
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.
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...
Extremely rare antique Caucasian long rug (44" x 96"), last quarter of the 19th century, in good overall condition, some oxydisation of the browns, selvedges redone. This rug was created in the area of Shusha in the Karabagh area. Cf. "Rugs and Carpets of the Caucasus--The Russian Collections", Illustration 103, for a rug with that unusual variation on the Tree of life design.
This early very beautiful Civil War era capelet is a rich reddish brown calico made with the finest cotton fabric that looks like it might be homespun. The workmanship is the best. The capelet is 14” back of neck to bottom and is 10” front down to bottom and 24” spread out. Circa 1860 and excellent condition and Museum quality.