Dramatic Irish Chain quilt framed by a most unusual variation of a swag border. Signed and dated 1890; Pennsylvania origin. Unwashed condition with several light spots that could be removed with laundering. Nicely waffle quilted. Measures 82" x 90".
Antique Persian saddlebag, Shiraz, 19th Century, natural dyes, good condition, made into a pillow, one of two.
This is a dynamic country quilt with a native American feel. The solid red and blue chambray of the streak of lightning jump out from the plaids and checks. In excellent condition. Back is dark blue and white gingham check. Measures 67" x 83". Oklahoma origin; circa 1910.
This Nine Patch crib quilt is simultaneously crude and sophisticated. It is a basic pattern made with an unusual color palette. The consistently white centers surrounded by irregular placement of calico gives it a
nice, irregular twinkle.
Measurements are 31 1/2" x 38 1/2". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's. Slight fraying to the binding in some places but no other condition issues. The backing is cotton muslin.
The richly colored Princess Feather quilt is a color choice with this pattern seen several times only in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Variations exist in the center motifs but the four block Princess Feather on a rich blue ground with red and orange is a combination found only in Lancaster. This quilt has an especially nice continuation of the appliqued feathers throughout the border.
It is well quilted with a waffle design throughout the body. There is a sliver of color loss on one edge...
This lovely Floral Wreaths quilt has many traditional elements yet shows its own unique personality.
The repetition of the flower in the center of the wreath is an unusual variation. Berries or grapes in the border with a leaf different from the interior is also somewhat out of the ordinary as is the sashing separating the blocks. One does not usually see that in applique quilts. It is very nicely quilted with diamonds throughout...
Super early 20th century cut steel beaded purse with everything intact – a rarity for these delicate pouches! From the lovely beading to the gorgeous full fringe to the fringed flap to the beaded handle, this purse has it all. Top bar frame is intact; lining is good; it’s shattered a bit near the top. Measures 4 ¾” by 6 ¼” (fringe adds 2 ½”).
The simple One Patch pattern is made extraordinarily rich and sparkly by the use of a multitude of glorious fabrics of the 1860's and 70's. All are fine wool challis. Lightweight; quilted but no batting. Each block measures 1 1/2" square. Tremendous use of lights and darks; printed and solid fabrics. Back is somewhat fragile and has had several mends; front is in excellent condition. Measures 85" square; Pennsylvania origin.
This Birds in the Air quilt virtually screams of its Lebanon County, Pennsylvania origin. The yellow background is a color most often associated with that area.
The quilt is in excellent condition with the exception of brown spots in four triangles clustered in one area.They are visible in the first thumbnail photo.
Sewn to the back is a label saying that the maker was Dillie Houser Miller from Lebanon County...
Symmetrically knotted antique (19th Century) Baluch rug with rare abstracted tree design on a camel ground, natural dyes. Complete, with rough kilim ends, sides need re-wrapping. 31" by 57". Overall a beautiful example of this rare type.
This French toile de jouy fabric was undoubtedly made for the American market as it depicts the Mohicans at the Waterfall.
The front of the quilt is cotton and the back appears to be linen. The front is in excellent condition. There are some holes on the back that seem to be where the quilt was caught in the bedsprings.
The fabric is richly colored shades of red and pink. It does not have any of the brownish tones that show on my monitor. Measurements are 93" x 98".
Un-used Lancaster County Mennonite Log Cabin quilt in rich colored medium weight wools. The quilt is in pristine condition with an unusual cotton cheater's cloth backing. Measurements s 68" x 73". Circa 1890; Pennsylvania origin. The border is a deep purple, not black as it may appear on some monitors.
This unusual Mennonite Log Cabin crib quilt has an equally prominent secondary pattern of an Eight Pointed Star. The red center of each block is often believed to represent the fire in the hearth.
The front of the quilt is made of wool with a cotton sateen backing. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 37" x 38"; made circa 1900. The border is an olive green/ brown color.
This Hexagons quilt is unusual for several reasons. It is a charm quilt which means that no fabric is repeated. Many are similar but on close examination it is evident that they are not the same print. The overall design of the pattern is also well out of the ordinary. A number of the fabrics have figures and animals. The quilt is in excellent condition.
Measurements are 82" x 88", large for the 1870's when it was made. Pennsylvania origin.
Fantastic 18th century silver reticule – this little bag has a bit of everything! The body features silver sequins applied to silver thread netting over white silk. The knitted scalloped header is comprised of silver and gold metallic thread. The drawstring is twisted metallic thread with terminal balls made of sequins. Metallic thread tassel. A super purse in good condition some losses to sequins and unraveling to drawstring. Measures 4 1/2” by 2 3/4”.
Stunning Mariner's Compass Quilt with an unusual Delectable Mountains border. Unusual color palette. Pristine, probably unwashed condition. Measures 86" x 88": Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1860.
This Eye of God quilt is an unusual pattern with an even more rare Greek Key border. The maker took great pains with the construction as the entire quilt is made of 1 1/2 inch squares. To clarify - rather than strips of fabric being used for the ground and colored areas, it is made totally with small squares. It's a strong pattern done in soft, entirely solid colors. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition.
Measurements are 76" x 88"...
Exceptional antique Jaff Kurd bag face, nineteenth century, full meaty pile, highly saturated colours, natural dyes, complete. This great bagface measures 21" by 23" and is remarkable by the extensive use of green, the number of colours, and the silkiness of the wool. For the advanced collector of tribal trappings.