All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1360833
New York Beauty is a quilt pattern not often seen probably because of the precision needed to do it well. It is based upon curves and points, two of the most difficult elements to execute well. This example is among the finest I have seen in terms of piecing; quilting; design and condition. To begin, the proportions are perfect. There is wonderful balance between the patterned blocks and the white off blocks. Rising Suns at the intersections add density and variation...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1360488 (stock #1650)
Very heavy hand loomed American blanket is a great brown and cream wool. It has a center seam, is nice and clean but it is not without condition problems. It has a few areas of a red staining looks like berry stains. It also has holes not from moths as much as from being caught on bed springs. It is 70" by 90" and is very heavy and rich with color. Circa 1840 On sale was $345.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1360413
This bold, richly colored Princess Feather quilt is the finest of its type that I have seen. The colors are spectacular together. The detail and workmanship are superb. The border is a lush continuation of the four block feathers. The central star-like design with berries is a wonderful focal point. It is very well quilted with a waffle pattern in the interior and stitching following the applique in the border. It is all done in dark brown thread. The quilt is in outstanding, unwashed condition...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1360284
This Nine Patch crib quilt is as crisp as the day it was made some 135 years ago. It is in pristine, unwashed condition. The fabrics are a nice combination of calico prints with an especially unusual material for the border. The two lighter blocks may have been made to indicate that side for the head. One of the squares in the lower right corner is especially dear as it is made of two different fabrics - not quite enough to go around...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1359810
Whimsical would be the best way to describe this unusual fruit quilt. I believe they are meant to be apples but one can also make a case for cherries. Regardless of which you prefer, it is in excellent condition; made circa 1870. It is quilted with concentric diamonds and has a border on three sides that alternates the colors of the fruit. Measurements are 80 inches square.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1359512
This Russian Sunflower pattern quilt also goes by the names of Rising Sun and Sunburst. Regardless of the name, it is a difficult pattern to execute and this one is particularly well done using a terrific assortment of fabrics dating from the 1830's to the 1850's. The It is quilted with small stitches in diagonal lines. The quilt was made by Rachel Blackmore McLin (1800 - 1874) who lived in Leesburg, Tennessee. Condition is excellent...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Apparel : Pre 1900 item #1359438 (stock #1626)
This is a beautiful brown calico dress for a young girl. It is almost completely hand sewn. It has 7 button closures and hand sewn also. The bodice is fully lined. It has a stand up ruffle neck. It has a very deep hem that is probable a hint that it was made for a growing girl. The dress is 35" top to bottom, 10 1/2" across the waist, (21" waist) and it is 13" across the shoulders, and armpit to armpit it is 12" and from armpit to cuff the arm is 13"...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1358848
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.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1358847
Touching Stars was a popular quilt pattern in Pennsylvania in the 19th century. This example is especially finely quilted with a variety of intricate floral patterns in the white off blocks. The batting is quite thin so the quilting may not show up as well on the screen as in real life. The colors are thoughtfully planned with the yellow centers adding a nice amount of "pop". Measurements are 90" square. Condition is immaculate. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Rugs : Pre 1900 item #1358761
A 19th century Tibetan tiger carpet with central medallion, wool on wool and natural dyes. Condition is excellent, ex Spink's of London, published, 1999. circa 69.25 x 39 inches
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1358431
Fine English sampler with custom frame, 22" x 17.5" very nice condition.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1358148
This charming country quilt is made of Nine Patch blocks that are just 2 1/8 inches to a side. It is made of a wide grouping of turn of the 19-20th century fabrics that are well placed to give agive a nice play of light and dark. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It is from Pennsylvania. Measurements are 80 inches square.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1357512
This geometric quilt looks as though it would be a known pattern but I have been unable to locate another. I have given it a descriptive name but one would more accurately have to call it a Three and a Half Patch pattern. Setting it in strips with good use of lights and darks gives it lots of movement. Regardless of what one calls it, it is an interesting pattern made with beautiful fabrics that date from the 1850's to 1870's...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1837 VR item #1357417 (stock #1608)
This is a very interesting early homespun linen pocket. These pockets were tied around the waist over the woman's petticoat but under her skirt. There would have been a slit in the side seam of her hand sewn skirt to access the pocket. This pocket was not probably worn by a wealthy woman but more than likely a modest hard working woman, the pocket tells us that...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1357345 (stock #1605)
This is a miniature sampler done on homespun linen fabric done in a gray green floss with one brown border at the top. It is complete and has all four edges. It is in an older frame with the old paper on the back but not the original frame and maybe it never got framed until this one...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1920 item #1357106
This unusual quilt pattern goes by both the name Rainbow and Flo's Fan. It is made with a wonderful grouping of solid color pastels. Arranging them in diagonal rows makes this rare pattern even more striking. It is nicely quilted with multiple rows forming a concentric X in each off block. The binding is attached by machine. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 68" x 74". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920's. ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Accessories : Pre 1900 item #1356924 (stock #1594)
This is a brown calico fabric sewing roll for storing floss so it won't tangle. It has four channels for different colors and then needle keep at the end. The sewing roll is all hand sewn and in excellent condition. It is 12" long by 3" wide and rolls up to a tiny little cylinder. It is circa 1830-40. It is a rare form that you won't find that often.
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Quilts : Pre 1900 item #1356265
This charming crib quilt is made with Nine Patch blocks that abut one another creating a Bars pattern. Between the rows of Nine Patches are four rows of fabric; three of which are different aspects of the same print. The quilt is in very good condition. The fabrics are all strong and intact. There is some very slight discoloration on the pink calico border. Measurements are 40" x 45 1/2". Oley, Pennsylvania (Berks County) origin; circa 1880.