!930's-1940's hand made quilt. All cotton, thin batting. The pattern is called "Colonial Pineapple". It is fresh and clean (professionally washed) and free of stains or tears. The fabrics are sturdy and the colors are strong. There are several very small areas of fading on the blue/green border. The work is primarily hand sewn, with machine stitching on the blue/green frame. 82" X 98"...
Fine and rare antique Rabat embroidery, offered in overall good condition (one small area of discoloration, one very small hole). It measures approximately 30" by 37" and is, as always with this sort of embroidery, reversible. This piece appears to date from the 19th century (most of the pieces we encounter are early 20th century productions.) This type of textile from Morocco is extremely rare and collectable...
Antique Baluch rug with Tekke guls, circa 1900. This rug measures 4' by 2'9". It belongs to that small group of lighter colored Baluch rugs who are Turkish knotted (symmetric knot) rather than Persian knotted. With a very soft handle, in overall good condition. The dyes appear natural.
Fantastic early 19th century double-sided petit point flint case with steel frame and cut steel fastener. The front depicts two rabbits and a floral spray; the back features a spaniel. Brown silk lining; black braided piping and fastener loop. Excellent condition. Measures 2 1/2” by 2 1/4”.
This tiny handsewn patch work quilt has just on square that has a little hole. One of the long sides the edge has a bit out of it, maybe it caught on something. The sewing is somewhat unskilled and appears to have been a labor of love rather than perfection. It has a lot of charm and nice enough to be uses on a doll bed or hung on a wall. The fabric backing the quilt is very fragile and fraying but it is nice that it doesn't affect the front...
A beautiful example of Victorian bead work, this was originally a purse. Now without a frame, this double sided stylized oval shaped Czechoslovakia glass cut bead design is composed of richly colored purple plum, lavender, gold, bronze, brown and charcoal black floral bouquets on tree limbs made up of horizontal and vertical rows of bead work, original brown silk lining, beaded fringe. Easily restored, might also make a lovely center applique on a special pillow, dress or jacket...
A fine cotton exemplar textile fragment from Perugia, Italy, dating back to the 16th century. Foliage and mythological figures, distinctive themes used in Perugia, cover the piece which has been carefully mounted on a cotton covered board.
Overall condition is very fine, with some minor and easily cleaned surface dirt. The size is 21" by 9".
Pretty little 19th century micro beaded reticule, featuring a central floral wreath, with pink, blue and yellow blossoms. Sawtooth border at header, abstract border at the bottom, and looped fringe feature amber-colored beads. White silk lining. Good condition: two loops missing; lining is shredded at the top. Measures 5” by 4 1/8”.
Antique Balouchi prayer rug (Dokhtor-i- Ghazi), measuring 38" x 50", dating from the first quarter of the last century, in excellent condition, full pile, silk highlights, complete kilim panels on both ends, original selvedges. For the discriminating collector.
A rectangular French woolen shawl made on a Jacquard's loom, dating to the mid 1800's. Woven with a small black center surrounded by large botehs and volutes, the short sides with Harlequin borders and fringes. One long side with a later fabric tape. Condition: few old mends, thin areas, splits, some small holes (mostly backed with white fabric), some fringes lost. Dimension: 330 cm x 160 cm (without fringes).
Four Hourglass blocks are combined to create a Pinwheel pattern in this lovely 1920's doll quilt. Excellent condition. Well scaled to the size of the piece, including the cable quilted border. Measures 28 1/2" square. Berks County, Pennsylvania origin.
This Lone Star (aka Texas Star or Star of Bethlehem) doll quilt is a terrific miniature. Rarely does one see a small one in this pattern.
The quilt measures 23 1/2 inches square. Because it is square, it would look especially good if hung on point.
It is well quilted with floral medallions in the corners around the Star; cable in the pink border and diagonal lines in the outer border.
The front is in spotless condition...
This red and green Touching Lemoyne Stars quilt is the perfect decor for the holidays. The red is a solid color and green is calico. The quilt would fit well on a queen size bed or make a striking wall hanging. It is quilted with concentric arcs. Measurement are 88" x 90"; condition is excellent. Made circa 1880.
Postage Stamp quilt with a wide variety of late 19th century fabrics. The two borders most likely date to the late 1880's or 90's. Alternating the printed blocks with white ones gives the overall pattern a nice twinkle. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. The borders are quilted in a chevron pattern and the body of the quilt with diamonds. The back is plain muslin. Measurements are 70" x 79". Walkersville, Maryland (Frederick County) origin.
Eye dazzling Streak of Lightning wool hooked rug. Rich, jewel colors; wonderful small scale to the design. Excellent condition; measures 33" x 53".
Twentyfive Patch quilt done in a beautiful, soft shade of blue. Sawtooth border is a slightly different fabric that is perhaps 2% darker than the interior. Pristine, unwashed condition. Body is quilted in straight lines; border is a cable variation. Circa 1920; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 72" x 74".
This Birds in the Air Quilt is done with a lush combination of saturated colors. The red printed ground combined with the purple printed border are fabrics not often seen. They combine beautifully and work well with the prints of the small triangles. The maker included just enough pink to give a flutter to the flying birds. The scale of the quilt with just nine blocks filled with small triangles is unusual and very effective. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition...
This is a hand sewn and hand quilted antique doll quilt circa 1850-60. It is random and naïve and very pleasing to the eye. It has been professionally mounted. I love hanging these doll quilts on fronts and backs of doors. (I have run out of wall space!) This one is 16" by 16" and mounted 18" by 18".