Wonderful early 19th century English beaded coin purse, signed by the maker, Sarah Johnson. The body of the bag is done in clear beads. The header is floral, with yellow, pink and blue flowers on one side, and yellow, blue and black flowers on the other. The bottom section features blue flowers on one side and a tiny blue flower on the other, surmounting Sarah’s name in gold beads. Excellent condition; a bead missing here or there. Measures 3 7/8” by 3 1/8”.
This comforter is like op art of the 19th century. The contrast of the red on black circles tied with white thread atop the rectangles make the pattern really move. The darks are wool suiting fabrics. Clearly, this was made for warmth as it is quite heavy, but it was done by someone with an artistic eye. Area of light discoloration visible in thumbnail but it does nothing to detract from the overall impact. Circa 1890; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 69" x 71".
Very nice poplar Shaker bonnet with a label marking the size as a 5. They were also made in size #6 and size #7. The bonnets were sold by the Shakers in their gift shops but they were not made by the Shakers. This one is in very good condition. It does have a few brown stains at the top of the brim edge, see photo. This is just about as good as you can get for this type of Shaker bonnet.
Great combination of Bars and Nine Patch Quilt. Extra bonus is the Cheater's Cloth backing, making it totally reversible to a printed patchwork. Nine Patches are smaller than postage stamp size. Each piece is a miniaturized 1/2" to a side. Excellent condition; damage to only one block - visible in last of the thumbnail photos showing the Nine Patches. Terrific fabrics both front and back. Measures 76" x 78". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Two antique pieces of blue and white fabric. The top one is homespun and is the top to a feather tick. It has been washed so many times that it is very thin and soft and is seamed down the middle. This piece is 56" by 67" and it is $185.00
The second piece is blue and white cotton and some people would call it homespun but I believe it is early mill work. It is a full tick so it has a back and a front both are blue and white and it has lots of patches of varying ages...
A very fine embroidered and painted silk memorial picture. Showing a young lady playing the harp besides a monument with urn in a mountainous landscape. Inscribed on glass in "verre eglomise" technique in French: "Fait Par Anna Izeli 1826" (made by Anna Izeli 1826) - maybe of Swiss origin, Iseli is a typical name in Switzerland. The subject of these pictures was a fashionable expression of romantic sorrow in Neoclassicism - Biedermeier...
This four block doll quilt most closely resembles the pattern known as Windblown Square. Although it was named that by Ruby McKim in 1930, this version was made some 50 years earlier. It has also been called Whirlpool and Windblown Star.
This doll quilt measures 14 inches square. The border is quilted with diamonds. The same red used on the front makes up the entire backing. Condition is excellent. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Antique Senneh (Senna) Kilim from Persian Kurdistan, circa 1910-1920, in excellent condition. All natural dyes. 46" by 62". From a Charlotte, NC estate.
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul doll quilt that is both quilted and tied. Both the colors and pattern itself give this a terrific positive/negative effect. Pink is cotton and the black is velvet. Excellent condition. Professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 11 1/2" x 15 1/4".
Maryland origin; circa 1920.
Pristine, unwashed Four Patch Crib quilt or Cradle Quilt. Interesting in that the indigo is the only fabric repeated in the four Four Patch blocks. Wonderful scale and colors. Measures 22 1/4" x 23"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1880.
Tremendously unusual arrangement for a Hole in the Barn Door quilt. Dramatic diagonal grid makes it different from other renditions of this pattern. Excellent condition. Circa 1890; York County, Pennsylvania. Measures 73" x 74".
Very fine Straight Furrows Log Cabin Doll quilt from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Wonderful scale; machine quilted. Interesting construction of border with one strip of the dark fabric used as a straight border and a wider one with a ruffle. Green areas consist of 7 different calico prints; pink is one calico and one solid. Mended area on outer border about the size of a quarter is shown in thumbnail photo. Crudely repaired but could be re-done by one with nimble fingers...
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...
Rug, Karabagh Armenian. CA 1940. Highly colored with floral design. Measures: 89 x 46.5 inches
Fabulous antique micro beaded figural purse, featuring a pair of lovers in 18th century dress, posed in a brilliant landscape. Very good condition; two very small holes; lining and fringe lacking. Measures 7 1/2” by 8”.
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...
Antique Turkoman (Yomud) Asmalyk, dating from the last quarter of the 19th Century, in excellent condition.
Beautifully executed version of a Basket pattern. Pristine, unwashed condition. An unusual choice of color make this quilt a real stand-out. The back is pieced in bars pattern as seen in the last detail photo, making this quilt equally usable on both sides. Excellent quilting. Measures 78 inches square; Pennsylvania origin.