All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1419057
This unique quilt depicting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden is a folk art masterpiece. It was made in Vermont in the 1830's by a member of the Sinclair family. The center of the quilt portrays Creation with the sun surrounded by four phases of the moon. Below the center circle is shown Eve picking the forbidden fruit with a snake rearing its threatening head. To the right we see Eve giving the apple to Adam. At the top, Adam and Eve are driven from the Garden of Eden...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1418372
This terrific positive/ negative quilt pattern goes by both the names of Robbing Peter to Pay Paul and Orange Peel. It is made with two deep indigo fabrics both of which have orange printed patterns.The entire quilt is the same fabric with the exception of one end which was used to distinguish the side meant for the top of the bed. It is nicely quilted with four lobed flowers in the large white areas. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1417861
One does not often find full size 19th century sampler quilts but those made in the 19th century are as scarce as hen's teeth. The nine blocks of this fine example are beautifully set off on a solid red ground. It is very well pieced. The border has a cable quilting pattern and double straight lines throughout the sashing. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. There is a spot about the size of a pea on one of the bars of the Joseph's Coat block but nothing else to mention...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1837 VR item #1417273
The needlework is exceptionally fine on this Broderie Perse chintz center medallion quilt. The applique is delicately stitched, although it is interesting to note that the maker took a slight shortcut by not precisely outlining the cut out of the chintz motifs. Other than that, she spared no effort. The quilting is of the the best quality. Stitches are tiny and abundant. It is filled with flowers; leaves; wreaths and pineapples in the corners...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1416953
This Nine Patch doll quilt is well scaled and crafted. Each patch measures about 5/8" to a side. It is made of a beautiful collection of printed fabrics with solid red in the center of each block. It is not densely quilted but the stitches are tiny.The backing is a print with flowers and birds with a nest of eggs. It is brought over to the front to create the binding. Measurements are 10 1/4 inches square...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Hangings : Pre 1837 VR item #1416467 (stock #JB01329)
This is a very interesting piece created by an early artist very skilled in needlework: an oval shaped map of England and Wales and small parts of Ireland, Scotland and France, the oval measuring approximately 19 1/2" by 17" (about 27" by 22 1/2" in the vintage gold frame). Judging from the seated figure of Britannia and the lettering and overall handling, I'd estimate this to date to the late 18th or early 19th century...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1837 VR item #1416015
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.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1800 item #1414916 (stock #3019)
1830-40 velvet reticule theorem purse In nice condition with some age darkening. It is all hand sewn, lined with fine homespun linen. No rips or tears but there is loss of most of the ribbon trim around the outside edges. It is 8 1/2" top to bottom and 8" across at the widest point.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1910 item #1414914 (stock #3018)
This is a little 1890 hand sewn toy rabbit with a goodie of some kind between her paws. Her body is a wool flannel with cotton stuffing. Her eyes, nose and mouth are embroidered as are her paws. She is just 4" long and 2 1/2" tall and circa 1890-1900
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1414850 (stock #3015)
This is a very nice egg wash chintz brown calico bag with a tan linen lining. It has a ribbon trim across the top and around the edges of the bag. The edges only have a little of the ribbon trim left, it has worn off over the years. The bag is in really good shape and is not fragile, it could be really used. Or great to use to store items while hanging off a hook or peg rack. 10" by 13" not including the straps. Circa 1870-80
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1414847 (stock #3013)
This sweet little brown and red doll quilt is in exellent condition with just a little fraying on one edge...see close up. I like to see signs of age like this because it shows it really old. When fabric has been folded and washed and ironed the folds start breaking down the fabric, sometimes aging is a good thing. The quilt is 6" square and is backed with a double pink calico.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1414823
This broderie perse album quilt has an unusually large number of blocks totaling 156. The chintz cutouts depict flowers; wreaths; baskets and birds, Written in ink is the date 1843 and Trenton, N.J. It has names from the Vallette; McNeely; Aiken and Coleman families. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition with the glaze fully intact. It measures 103" x 110". Best of all is the tag pinned to the quilt saying it was from the collection of Florence Peto. Mrs...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1414769 (stock #3011)
This is what I call a down home or servicable antique pot holder. It looks like a odd apple with a tummy sash. It is sewn nicely but with a childish feeling to it. I am sure it was used but care was taken with it. The loop at the top looks original. It is a very nice naive pot holder from the 1840's. It is 4" by 5". I love seeing these hung.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1413055
New York Beauty is always a dynamic quilt pattern and this is no exception. The bold red dominates while the soft green and orange are good back ups. The green has faded from a darker version but still holds its own. This is a difficult pattern to execute and the maker did a fine job creating needlelike points on the numerous triangles. The quilt is from Kentucky where for some unknown reason, many New York Beauties originated. Measurements are 65" x 84"; made circa 1920; excellent condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1837 VR item #1412534
This LeMoyne Stars quilt is made with a glorious combination of richly colored printed materials. The border consists of two different glazed chintz fabrics with flowers; fruit and birds. The Stars are milk and dark brown chocolate colors with one lone indigo corner block. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Several of the fabrics in addition to the border are glazed. It is quilted with straight lines and outlines around the Stars. The backing is a plain white cotton...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1412493
It's not often that one sees a Lone Star (aka Star of Bethlehem or Texas Star) quilt in a crib size. This fine example is done with perfectly Pennsylvania colors. Four different calico prints are well combined with a fifth one for the backing. The blue corner blocks are nicely quilted with small diamonds and a cable pattern in the border. Measurements are 40 inches square...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1412125
To the best of my knowledge, this quilt pattern of crossed leaves is an original design. Barbara Brackman illustrated a similar one in her Encyclopedia of Applique (item 23.7) that was seen on an album quilt dated 1846 but I do not know of others. This quilt is made with exquisite workmanship. All of the applique, including the border are stuffed. While it looks like both are solid colors, on close examination one sees a tiny print in the teal fabric. It is finely quilted with tiny diamonds, ab...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1411392
This red and green Touching Lemoyne Stars quilt is the perfect decor for the holidays. The red is a solid color and green is calico. The quilt would fit well on a queen size bed or make a striking wall hanging. It is quilted with concentric arcs. Measurement are 88" x 90"; condition is excellent. Made circa 1880.