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”.
At first glance, this Hexagons pattern may look like Seven Sisters. With a closer look, it is evident that these blocks are filled with triangles, not the stars of Seven Sisters. It appears that the maker created a unique design. It is made with an extensive variety of printed fabrics with solid red and orange drawing attention to each of the centers. Measurements are 62" x 78". It is is very good, unwashed condition. There is an area of several inches of color loss on the border...
I believe this to be a unique combination of the patterns Birds in the Air and Straight Furrows. Wonderful arrangement of lights and darks makes this country quilt very dramatic. Pristine, unwashed condition. Lebanon County, Pennsylvania origin. Measures 76" x 80". Totally reversible to Bars back on which the quilting, particularly the cable pattern throughout the border, shows even better than on the front. Circa 1890.
Thousand Pyramids doll quilt with a nice combination of soft brown tone printed fabrics. The floral border is a section of the fabric on the back that consists of rows of cherubs alternating with the flowers used on the front. The quilt measures 16 3/4" x 18". It is in excellent condition with the only apology being a nick in the binding. Made circa 1870's.
Rachel Elizabeth Morgan, New York, New York, 1838
sampler size: 17” x 17¾” • framed size: 18½” x 19¼”
Rachel Elizabeth Morgan was born April 11, 1824 at 353 Pearl Street in Manhattan, New York City, near the Manhattan side of the yet-to-be Brooklyn Bridge...
This Delectable Mountains crib quilt is done in an unusual and clever way. Using the same blocks in alternating red and white and abutting them as she did, creates an entirely new image. It is well quilted with small squares in the white blocks and diagonal lines in the border. The red has softened from multiple washings in its 150 year lifetime but it remains a strong pattern. Measurements are 36 1/2" x 43".
Arabella Downer, Thetford, Orange County, Vermont, 1820
Sampler size: 16¾” x 12½” • Framed size: 19” x 14¾”
Far fewer samplers were made in Vermont than in the other New England states and well documented examples are hard to find...
This Princess Feather (aka Prince's Feather) quilt has two particularly unusual features. The central motif as well as the centers of the feathers are all stuffed applique. Four hearts surround the very center motif. Yellow within the stuffed work appliques really makes them pop. The other especially distinctive feature is that the feathers terminate in unusual pointed shapes.The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. It is nicely quilted with a variety of patterns...
This is a classic Log Cabin Barnraising quilt in traditionally Pennsylvania colors. The particular use of lights and darks gives tremendous depth to the pattern. A note attached to the back reads "C Enoch Snyder receiving this quilt when 8 years old from his mother 1909 Lead a (sic) honest and holy life".
Enoch must have treasured this gift for it is in pristine, un-used condition. Measurements are 91" square...
The elongated Evening Stars makes a wonderful abstracted pattern. The rectangles formed by the joining of the arms of the stars creates a white diamond surrounded by indigo triangles that can become another pattern throughout the quilt. There are many stars but at the same time it is rather light and airy. White squares are quilted with stylized flowers. Measurements are 68" x 80". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Nice pair of beaded napkin rings, featuring a red needlework ground worked with black, white and cut steel beads in the Greek key. Good condition; two spots of wear to needlework; rust to some of the cut steel beads. Measure 5”.
Sarah Hill Fitch, Ellsworth,
Trumbull [now Mahoning] County, Ohio, 1836
sampler size: 17” x 16” • framed size: 19¼” x 18¼”
This beautifully made sampler offers the additional appeal of a wonderfully specific inscription as it is signed, “Sarah Hill Fitch’s Sampler wrought in the 12th year of her age / Ellsworth Trumball County Ohio August A.D. 1836 L...
Up for sale is a very large antique Chinese red silk wedding wall hanging / tapestry, embroidered with 2 large phoenixes, peonies, other birds, peaches, butterflies, and flowers executed in silk floss and gold wrapped threads. The tapestry is lined with red brocaded lining and 3.5" border along the edges. Overall is in excellent condition, no wear or fraying, no stains, vibrant colors ! Measurements: Red silk with embroidery 49" x 24"; with border 55.5" x 31"
Stunning version of a Roman Stripe quilt done on an unusual dark brown ground. The quilt is almost all wool with occasional pieces of velvet and cotton sateen. The fabric of the maroon inner border is used throughout the quilt. Both borders are quilted with cable patterns and half wreaths in the interior.
The backing is black cotton sateen.
This quilt was illustrated in Patricia Coblentz and Robert Bishop's "New Discoveries in American Quilts" published in 1975...
Charming antique open work and embroidery purse sampler. Natural linen ground with colorful wool needlework, blue satin ribbon fringe, drawstrings and lining. Very good condition. Measures 9 1/2” (not including fringe) by 6 3/4”.
This extraordinary quilt is so much more than a traditional Double Nine Patch pattern. Not only do the alternate blocks form an additional strong pattern; when seen from a distance, the viewer realizes that each Nine Patch block is set in a brown circle, all of which are gracefully connected. Excellent condition; measures 82" x 84". Well crafted. Likely an original patern. Circa 1870.
Elegant Tree Everlasting quilt pattern done with glazed chintz. Well quilted with oak leaves in the white bars and cable patterns on the chintz. The chintz is the same fabric throughout but is distributed so that one can see pillars, lattice baskets and flowers in different areas. Excellent condition; circa 1850. Measures 91" x 98"; Pennsylvania origin.
The combination of Caesar's Crown with Mariner's Compass patterns and their placement are brilliant. The central and corner block compasses draw the eye throughout the piece. The floral chintz border and pink sashing soften the geometry of the pieced patterns. Professionally laundered and in excellent condition. There is very slight toning to the back that does not show on the front. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1850. Measurements are 96" square.