A hard to find, pristine example of an "Ohio Star" variation, circa 1910, in classic fabrics of the period, perhaps never used,(the fabric retains its original crispness), all handsewn, 8 stitches per inch with quilting motifs of stars, concentric circles, semi-circles and undulating lines, light weight. 66" X 80". We accept time payments and quantity discounts. ** WE GUARANTEE THE AUTHENTICITY OF OUR MERCHANDISE AS REPRESENTED...
A Distressed Antique Senneh Runner, Northwest Persia. A fine wool pile in Turkish knot on a wool foundation. The design of a double boteh repeat pattern on a dark blue field.The rows of boteh alternate by the direction of the “tails”. The major border of a leaf and blossom design on a white field flanked by the minor borders in a double lozenge and cross design on a brick red field...
A very nice early heart shaped pin cushion made to hang from a hook or tied on to the side of a sewing basket. It is in fine condition with some pins still in it so it has been used. It is hand sewn and stuffed with cotton. The fabrics have wonderful saturated colors. It is 5" by 4" wide and 2" thick...see pictures. It is Circa 1870. The pincushions were common in New England and I have found this same shape made by the Shakers for their sewing boxes.
The name Thousand Pyramids does not come close to the actual number of pieces in this quilt. It consists of 8640 well pieced trangles. Unwashed condition. Inked initials; Kempton, Pennsylvania origin (Berks County). Circa 1870. Measures 82" x 89".
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.
Fashion perfect for riding in a one horse open sleigh, this is an original Victorian black silk velvet cape, circa 1890's, featuring silk applique detailing along the front bodice creating a border around the entire cape. A frilly double ruffle black silk ribbon ruff collar is inset with handmade black lace. Silk ribbon attached around the collar creates a bow in front of the neck hook and eye closure. Black silk broadcloth lining...
Superior antique beaded and leather cheroot case, featuring a swan under a palm tree! Beaded panel is done in white, clear and many colors of brown beads. Purple silk interior with green edging. Excellent condition; minor wear to leather and small spots of discoloration to silk. Measures 5 5/8” by 2 7/8”.
A broad variety of fabrics dating from the 1850's to 1870's form the center squares of this pristine, unwashed quilt. Unusual to have the yellow calico background. Pennsylvania origin. Measures 76 inches square.
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 Sawtooth pattern quilt (aka Indian Meadow) is as crisp and fresh as the day it was made in the 1870's. The fabrics are beautiful with an unusual soft pink print in the off triangles. It is well quilted with clamshell patterns in the printed triangles; diagonal lines in the pink triangles and a basketweave pattern throughout the border.
A sawtooth inner border surrounds the blocks on three sides. On the fourth, the block itself provides the triangle edge. Measurements are 75" x 88".
Outstanding Baltimore Album quilt that combines both traditional and whimsical, original blocks. The eagle draws the eye to the center and then allows it to meander through the variety of finely detailed blocks. Signatures indicate the quilt was related to the North and Horner families of mid 19th century Baltimore. More complete information is available to purchaser.
Chimney Sweep Quilt that is much more dramatic than this pattern usually is due to the small scale of the blocks and the deep, inky blue fabric. Unwashed, excellent condition. Nicely quilted. Measures 78" square; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Crisp and freshly laundered Feathered Stars quilt done in rust and green calico. Well pieced and quilted with several traditional Pennsylvania designs. Circa 1870. Measures 85" wide x 82" long.
This is a finely made version of the Wandering Foot quilt pattern both in terms of piecing and quilting.
The red and green diamonds are especially small. The group around the central block are nicely placed to create an additional circular design.
Quilting patterns are wreaths with pinwheel centers. The quilt is in pristine condition.
Measurements are 74" x 88". Made circa 1860.
This Evening Stars Quilt is a lovely variation of a traditional pattern. Placing one star within another and placing the red stars abutting one another creates a variety of optical illusions and additional patterns. The quilt is from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; circa 1880.
It is finely quilted with several different floral patterns in the white blocks, a nice counterpoint to the geometric stars. It has been professionally laundered...
Antique Baluch Kilim Saddle Bag Back, Northeastern Persia. An all wool flat weave back for a double saddle bag without the front bag faces. All natural dyes in colours of rust orange, madder red, white, brown and dark blue in stripes some having supplementary weft woven designs. Braid loop tops formerly the closure for the bag faces.
Condition: Minor fraying, ends finished, otherwise fine.
Measuring Overall: 46 in. long, 21-1/2 in. wide at the narrowest and 25 in. wide at the widest.
An European devotional picture finely painted on vellum, showing a scourged Jesus Christ presented by Pontius Pilate to a hostile crowd shortly before his Crucifixion, inscribed "Ecce homo" meaning "behold the man". Bordered by padded embroidery on silk with couched metal threads, silk and sequins. Velvet border and antique hardwood frame and glass. Condition: vellum with a short slit, traces of usage, slightly faded, some wear...
What could be better for the country or textile collector than a rare pair of homespun linen pockets outlined with dark brown thread. They are a little bit darker tan than the pictures. The stitches are tiny on all the seams and then as decoration she used a basting stitch that also was utilitarian in fortifying the seams. The shape is the nice older form with an elongated body with more curves...