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Outstanding Civil War Patriotic Quilt in a Diamond-in-a-square Pattern
Outstanding Civil War Patriotic Quilt in a Diam...
Antique 1860s American Political and Patriotic Memorabilia
OUTSTANDING CIVIL WAR PATRIOTIC QUILT IN A DIAMOND-IN-A-SQUARE PATTERN SOURCED FROM PETERSON'S MAGAZINE, JULY 1861, MODIFIED BY THE MAKER TO INCLUDE 35 STARS AROUND THE PERIMETER AND...
Framed Circular Victorian 19th Century Floral Needlepoint on a Low Base
Framed Circular Victorian 19th Century Floral N...
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Victorian Shadow Boxes
A circular floral needlepoint with clear and colored glass beads mounted in its original wooden frame under glass. It has been mounted onto a later made base, this could always be re...
Antique Quilt, Contained 19th Century Crazy Quilt from Pennsylvania
Antique Quilt, Contained 19th Century Crazy Qui...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Adirondack Quilts
Velvet
This fantastic crazy quilt is made up from wool and velvets fabrics. The backing is in a wild 19th century tropical printed wool Chalis fabric. The condition is very good. Found in L...
Extremely Rare Weftwork Bedspread, Mid-19th Century
Extremely Rare Weftwork Bedspread, Mid-19th Cen...
Antique 19th Century Quilts
Wool
This highly unusual textile is executed in a style called weftwork. Made of cotton and wool, it dates to the mid-19th century. While there is at least one known maker of weftwork bed...
Antique Blue Pinwheel Quilt
Antique Blue Pinwheel Quilt
Antique 1890s American Quilts
Cotton
Beautiful "Pinwheel"/"Birds in Flight"/"Ocean Waves" variation quilt.
Antique Navajo Germantown Child Blanket, Oriental Handmade Wool Rug
Antique Navajo Germantown Child Blanket, Orient...
Antique 1890s American Navajo North and South American Rugs
Wool
Navajo rugs and blankets are textiles produced by Navajo people of the Four Corners area of the United States. Navajo textiles are highly regarded and have been sought after as trade...
Imperial Tobacco Company of Canada Silk Trading Cards Quilt Mounted on Canvas
Imperial Tobacco Company of Canada Silk Trading...
Antique 19th Century Folk Art Quilts
Silk
Imperial Tobacco Company of Canada silk trading cards quilt mounted on canvas. Featuring silk cigarette cards in the Rulers with Flags series, dating 1910. The cards are hand sewn in...
19th Century Early Mini Pieced Doll Quilt in Plexy Box
19th Century Early Mini Pieced Doll Quilt in Pl...
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Country Quilts
Calico
19th century early New England mini pieced doll quilt in amazing as found condition. This is a great example of wonderful workmanship and great condition. These early little beauties...
19th Century Rare Mounted Silk Log Cabin Quaker Crib Quilt from Philadelphia, Pa
19th Century Rare Mounted Silk Log Cabin Quaker...
Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Quilts
Silk
This fantastic all silk crib quilt is in pristine condition both front and back and is professionally stretched and sewn on linen with a plexiglass box. This rare silk log cabin crib...
Navajo Germantown Wool Blanket, Patchwork Quilt Pictorial Weaving, circa 1880
Navajo Germantown Wool Blanket, Patchwork Quilt...
Navajo Indian Art
Antique 19th Century American Native American Native American Objects
Wool
This exceptional North American Indian blanket was finely woven by a Navajo woman with Germantown yarns during the last quarter of the 19th century. Consisting of a patchwork design ...
19th Century Mounted Doll Quilt, Postage Stamp Chain
19th Century Mounted Doll Quilt, Postage Stamp ...
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Antique Mid-19th Century American Country Quilts
Cotton
This very early and rare triple Irish chain mini-postage stamp chain doll quilt is in fine condition. Minor age spotting in fine condition no tears or damages. This is hand sewn on c...
19th Century Mennonite Bars Quilt from Pennsylvania
19th Century Mennonite Bars Quilt from Pennsylv...
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Antique Late 19th Century American Other Quilts
Cotton
19th century Mennonite bars quilt red and green bars quilt. The condition is very good and crisp. This quilt is very pristine with no fade or damages.
Swedish Cushion Cover 'Agedyna' Southern Skane,...
Antique Early 19th Century Swedish Folk Art Rugs
Wool
Swedish cushion cover, Probably Jerrestads district, Southern Skane, Early-mid 19th century. The cushion cover (Agedyna), with bands of traditional design motifs is probably fr...
19th Century Amish Wool Doll Quilt Lancaster Co...
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Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Quilts
Wool
19th century log cabin wool doll quilt was from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in fine condition. The early threading and usage of the wool. This is very rare to find.
19th Century Velvet Bow Tie's Quilt
Unknown
Antique Late 19th Century American American Empire Quilts
Velvet
19th century velvet bow ties quilt from Ohio. The condition is very good on this amazing little wonder. This small-scale quilt has a purple cotton backing.
Pair of Antique Quilts, Princess Feather Applique
Antique 19th Century Quilts
Cotton
Pair of exceptional, large, finely stitched and quilted spreads in traditional pattern. Each quilt has slightly different configurations in design. Possibly made for the dowries of t...
Coverlet Signed & Dated David Weand Ls Alfordt ...
David Gentleman
Antique Mid-19th Century American American Classical Quilts
Wool
This fine Pennsylvania red and green handwoven coverlet with the original fringe is signed : " DAVID WEAND L.S.ALFORD , MONTGOMERY County 1845 " and retains the original fringe. Thes...
Coverlet Made by C.Wiand/Allentown , Pennsylvan...
Antique Mid-19th Century American Quilts
Wool
This handwoven rare Allentown, Pennsylvania coverlet is in fine condition with the original fringe. The coverlet is center seam and is in red, white and blue and green borders colors.
Antique Quilt, "Robbing-Peter-to-Pay-Paul"
Antique 19th Century American Quilts
Cotton
Skilfully pieced and elaborately quilted, a superb example of a very difficult design to execute. A less ambitious quilter might have been content to create all of those perfect, nev...
Antique Quilt, Log Cabin, Light and Dark Variation
Antique 19th Century Quilts
Cotton
Mennonite quilters in Pennsylvania freely used prints and bright colors to make exceptional geometric designs. Wool challis in many prints and solids are arranged to form a striking ...
Antique Quilt, Mosaic/Honeycomb
Mrs. O.E. Bishop
Antique 19th Century Quilts
Calico
Extraordinary fabrics cut into hexagons and pieced together form this elegant spread. Probably made by Mrs. O.E. Bishop, "about 78 years old", according to an old, handwritten tag at...
Chapan Mantel of Silk Ikat from Uzbekistan
Unknown
Antique 19th Century Uzbek Folk Art Quilts
Silk
A late 19th century mantel of silk Ikat from Uzbekistan.
19th Century Trapunto and Early Candlewick Frin...
Antique 19th Century American Quilts
Cotton
Rare and fantastic museum quality 19th century trapunto & candlewick sham with a quilted ground. This wonderful piece of handwork would fit above a queen-size bed or above a sofa. It...
19th Century Japanese "Boro" Cloth
Antique Late 19th Century Japanese Folk Art Quilts
Cotton
Rare Japanese "Boro" textile, Boro, literally "rag" cloths, traditionally futon covers or rugs, were rurally made using whatever scraps of Edo period cotton cloth could be bought, tr...
Late 19th Century Quilted Paisley
Antique Late 19th Century American Quilts
Late 19th century quilted paisley.
19th Century Machine Stitched Pink and Cream Ca...
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Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Quilts
Cotton
19th century Pennsylvania bar crib quilt is from Lancaster county, Pennsylvania and is treadle machine stitched. The condition is good and graphics are great. This is hard to find.
Baltimore Album Quilt
Antique Mid-19th Century American Quilts
Cotton
This Classic Baltimore album quilt has all of the fine needlework that one expects to find in this most prized category of 19th century quilts. It is beautifully quilted with tiny s...
Currants and Cockscombs Quilt
Antique 1870s American Quilts
Cotton
This Cockscomb and Currants (aka grapes and oak leaf) applique quilt is done with very Fine stitching. The quilting depicts patterns of ferns and a variety of leaves. The applique bo...
19th Century Woven Jacquard Coverlet from Lanca...
Antique 19th Century American Folk Art Quilts
Wool
This handwoven 19th century four color coverlet is in fantastic condition. This pattern is so detailed with birds and tulips with most unusual patterns. This is the early patterns of...
Antique Quilt "Rose of Sharon"
Antique 1870s North American Quilts
Cotton
Antique appliqué quilt "Rose of Sharon." Flower motifs and appliqué quilts were a favorite combination of 19th century quilters, a tradition that was revived in the 1920s-1930s. This...
"Mosaic Hexagons" Antique Quilt
Antique Mid-19th Century American Folk Art Quilts
Cotton
"Mosaic Hexagons" with "sawtooth" border. Pieced quilt, mid-19th century, American. Fancy period calicoes left over from fancy clothing and decorating fabrics are pieced in hexagon s...
"Log Cabin-Courthouse Steps" Antique Quilt
Antique 1870s North American Quilts
Wool
"Log Cabin-Courthouse Steps" antique pieced quilt, Pennsylvania, circa 1875. Wool challis. Among the many "Log Cabin" motifs, "Courthouse Steps" is one of the more graphic designs, e...
"Tumbling Blocks" Pieced Quilt
Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Quilts
Cotton
Antique pieced quilt. "Tumbling Blocks," Pennsylvania, circa 1885. 1000 of diamond-shaped pieces have been carefully organized by color and pattern to form this showpiece. A virtual ...
Small Patchwork and Applique Folk Art Textile
Antique 19th Century American Quilts
Cotton
A crazy quilt variation, this unusual quilt top contains "crazy" piecework blocks, with applique details including a heart, fish, and two figures, a black male and a Caucasian female...
Late 19th Century Crazy Quilt in Lucite Frame
Antique Late 19th Century American Quilts
A charming late 19th century crazy quilt done in embroidered silk and velvet squares depicting butterflies, peacocks and flowers. The quilt is nicely mounted in a Lucite frame for ha...
Fox and Geese Quilt with Pinwheels
Antique 1880s American Quilts
Cotton
This beautifully crafted quilt combines two traditional patterns that I have never seen abutting one another. The red and white blocks are fox and geese (aka double X or crosses and ...
Fence Rail Log Cabin Quilt
Antique 1890s American Quilts
This Fence Rail Log Cabin quilt has an equally dominant secondary pattern. The use of color provides a diagonal design of Straight Furrows as well. The small-scale of the blocks ma...
Victorian Silk Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt
Antique 1880s American Quilts
This Victorian Courthouse steps log cabin is more elegant and "dressier" than most quilts. It is made of silks and satins. The logs are a wonderful small scale with a great use of li...
Antique Crazy Quilt Pieced Quilt Top
Antique Late 19th Century American Folk Art Quilts
Velvet, Silk
Twelve blocks with traditional elements of crazy quilting sewn together but not concluded as a quilt. Some contain the initials F.P. A variety of crazy elements in small scale are fe...
Antique Log Cabin Barn Raising Pieced Silk Quilt
Antique Late 19th Century Irish Victorian Quilts
Cotton, Silk
A multitude of blocks approximately 3 1/2 square are pieced of narrow 'log' strips of silk. These are arranged by light and dark tonality to create the expanding concentric diamond s...
Highly Pieced Center Medallion Quilt
Antique 1870s American Quilts
Cotton
This pieced center Medallion quilt is an extraordinary sampler of fabrics and design. Each frame is filled with a huge selection of fabrics, most of which are printed. A variety of t...
Trip Around the World Quilt
Antique 1880s American Quilts
Cotton
This Trip Around the World quilt is as crisp as the day it was made some 125 years ago. It was clearly packed away and totally unused. The outer border is a tremendous fire engine r...
"Geese in Flight" Antique Quilt
Antique 1880s American Folk Art Quilts
Cotton
"Geese in Flight" or "Follow the Leader" pieced antique quilt. New Jersey, circa 1880. Dozens of small triangular calico patches are arranged on a light calico background to form the...
Lone Star Quilt
Antique 1880s American Quilts
Cotton
This Lone Star is beautifully offset on a fire red background. The soft colors of the star contrast well with the very strong background. The brown used only for the center star make...
Blazing Lone Star Quilt
Antique 1880s American Quilts
Cotton
Red and orange used for the center and outlines of this Lone Star quilt make it look as though it's on fire. The colors contrast very effectively with the gray/green background. The ...
Floral Wreaths Quilt
Antique 1870s American Quilts
Cotton
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....
Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt
Antique 1870s American Quilts
Wool
This light and dark wool challis log cabin quilt is done with unusually light tones. A note pinned to the quilt explains that the fabrics were from two dresses of the maker, Louisa D...
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt
Antique 1870s American Quilts
Wool
This Mennonite windmill blades log cabin quilt (aka Pineapple Log Cabin) is one of the finest I have had the pleasure to own. It is made of wool challis with deep, rich colors and fi...
Streak of Lightning Quilt with Star Center
Antique 1880s American Quilts
Cotton
This unusual log cabin quilt is actually three different patterns. There is a streak of lightning surrounding the star center as well as a light and dark pattern above and below the ...
Barn Raising Log Cabin Quilt
Antique 1880s American Quilts
Cotton
This Classic barn raising log cabin quilt is done with an unusual color palette. Solid and printed oranges and browns are beautifully combined. The quilt is in excellent condition. M...
Quilt with Carpenter's Wheel Center
Antique 1880s American Quilts
Cotton
It is difficult to characterize this unique quilt. The Carpenter's Wheel center is surrounded by Flying Geese; King's Crown and Rolling Stone corner blocks. I'm not sure whether this...
Thousand Pyramids Quilt
Antique 1860s American Quilts
Cotton
This 1000 pyramids is quilt perfection. It is finely pieced with a glorious array of mid-19th century fabrics. The double triangle appliqued border surrounds an undulating quilted vi...
Birds in the Air Quilt
Antique 1880s American Quilts
Cotton
This triangles quilt pattern most closely resembles Birds in the Air but technically is a bit different. Both fabrics are tiny prints that blend well together. The backing is a compl...
New England Sampler Quilt Dated 1891
Antique 1890s American Quilts
Cotton
This folky sampler quilt has a great combination of traditional and original blocks. Nothing could be more traditional than the center Schoolhouse done with nicely inked detail. Belo...
Four-Patch in Diamond Quilt
Antique 1870s American Quilts
Cotton
It is fascinating how a quarter turn can make a regular pattern into such an unusual one. Turning the squares on point gives an entirely new life to this four-patch in diamond quilt....
One-Patch Charm Quilt
Antique 1880s American Quilts
Cotton
This one-patch charm quilt is more than its name. The blocks are set on point and colors are used to create a nine-patch center diamond. The term charm quilt refers to one in which n...
Mennonite Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt
Antique 1880s American Quilts
Wool
While the barnraising log cabin is a very quilt traditional pattern, this example looks far more modern than one expects from the late 19th century when it was made. The magenta fabr...
Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt
Antique 1890s American Quilts
Cotton
Classic courthouse steps log cabin quilt with a good use of lights and darks. Solid red and orange logs play well against the printed fabrics. Excellent condition. It is lightweight ...
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