An early 19th century needlework landscape scene, featuring a thatched cottage by a river. The scene is filled with wonderful details: there’s a dog in front of the house, a bridge over the river and swans a swimming. And on the opposite bank, there’s a shepherd playing a flute to his sheep! The picture is set in a gilt gessoed frame, which exhibits losses – chips, scratches, cracks. The needlework is in perfect condition and the colors are wonderfully fresh.
Applique crib quilt with an unusual combination of patterns. The central wreath is surrounded by four compass-like appliques and four stems with leaves that seems as though they flew off the wreath. The three red printed fabrics date to the first half of the 19th century. Backing is a tan printed fabric. The quilt has light staining but has never been washed. It consists of a top, batting and a backing but it is not quilted.
Measurements are 35" x 42". Pennsylvania origin; ex-Trish Herr.
This is an early and unusual quilt combining LeMoyne Stars and Tulip patterns. It is made with a wonderful array of early 19th century fabrics. The tan sashing was the perfect color choice to blend with the blues; browns and pinks of the quilt. Written in one of the pink tulip blocks is the inked signature of C.E...
Beautiful 19th century crocheted and cut steel beaded purse, in cream and pink silk thread. Pierced gilt bars, slider and weights. Very good condition. Measures 5" by 2 1/2".
Stunning 19th century silk knitted miser purse, in vivid stripes of red, yellow, light blue and black. Gilt clasps to either end and steel slider. Several tears near and under frame. Measures 5 1/2" long.
A lovely shield-shaped ivory silk reticule, circa 1830. The purse features apple green piping, applied and embroidered strawberries and rosehips to one side, and a mixed floral spray on the reverse. Embroidery is wonderful. Lined in fine white muslin. Some foxing to silk and a split to bottom edge on spray side; lacking a drawstring. Measures 10” by 9”.
Glorious is the best way to describe this Lone Star quilt with chintz border and applique (broderie perse). The colors are as vibrant as the day it was made in the 1830's. It is finely stipple quilted with diagonal lines.
The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The chintz retains its original glaze. There were a very few nicks in the chintz border. Rather than risk any additional, I had very fine netting sewn over the border to stabilize it...
Early 19th century double sided purse, featuring extra fine petit point on a silver net ground. The front features a garland, floral spray and initials; the reverse depicts a gazebo in a landscape. Gilt metal frame. White silk lining. Very good condition; wear to initials. Measures 4 1/8” by 2 1/2”.
This is a truly wonderful little early 19th century beaded coin purse. The front depicts a man fishing by a stream; there’s a vase of flowers on the reverse. The body of the bag is worked in golden yellow, and the beadwork for the designs is intricate and colorful. Great condition; a few bead missing at the bottom edges. Lovely gilt frame and chain. Purse measures 4 1/2”.
Interesting purse from the first half of the 19th century, netted from fiber, possibly flax. The body of the bag features top and bottom borders framing diamond shape patterns. Fiber-covered buttons on flap; fiber tassels; braided handle. Superb condition; one small hole on the bottom right. Measures 7” to bottom of tassel by 6 1/4”.
25" x 28" framed. Depicting myth of Achilles and Athena. Signed in margin by maker Ann B. Guiyon, Newark 1810.
Antique true linen homespun table mat in a deep indigo blue and a natural unbleached white. The mat is 12" square and has just the slightest age discoloration in one corner, see photos. This is a wonderful very early example. Circa 1830
Early 19th century drawstring purse, finely knitted in silk and silver thread and featuring a delicate paisley design. Silk covered decorative balls; twist thread drawstring. Excellent condition. Measures 4 1/2” by 3”.
A fine embroidered and painted silk memorial picture. Showing a lady and a girl besides a monument with urn near a waterfall, inscribed in French as "Oh our God". The subject of these pictures was a fashionable expression of romantic sorrow in Neoclassicism - Biedermeier. This type of embroidered picture, usually copied from prints, was made to demonstrate a girl's accomplishment in needlework. With original wooden frame. Dimension: total: c. 39.9 cm x 35.2 cm x 2.8 cm...
All hand pieced and quilted cut corner doll quilt.
It has been professionally mounted. There is one spot more noticeable in the picture than in person. The quilt is 17" wide and 19" long. The frame is 19" by 21". This little amazing quilt is out of a local attic a number of years ago. I love hanging these dear doll quilts on fronts and backs of doors. (I have run out of wall space!) Circa 1840
Unusual early 19th century purse comprised of woven green and pink silk ribbons. The ribbons are so delicate, it’s amazing that they’re mostly intact; a few near one drawstring opening are split and parts of the header are shattered. Green silk ribbon drawstring. Measures 10” by 7 1/2”.
This Thousand Pyramids quilt is made of a wonderful grouping of early 19th century fabrics. It is quilted with double clamshell quilting in the body and an unusual design of concentric arcs in the wide glazed chintz border. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. Some might want it laundered to even out the white background. This can be done but since others would prefer the unwashed feel, I have decided to leave it to the purchaser...
A spectacular and beautiful circa 1730 English silk embroidered apron front, exquisitely embroidered in polychrome silk and metallic threads with garlands and sprays of flowers urns. Scalloped edges are finished with embroidered metallic trim. A somewhat later but very similar example is shown in The Lotus Collection.
There are some scattered unimportant splits and very very minor and small spots of discoloration, all to be expected in such a delicate piece...