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All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1837 VR item #1316003
This incredible large Hardanger sheet is a true work of art. It is made of 3 panels joined with two seams handsewn with what was known as an "invisible seams" to fit a large bed. So expertly executed that it is hardly seen to the naked eye. This was hand loomed when the looms were so narrow. I imagine it was home grown flax, carded, spun and woven into this white fabric in the period between 1650-1850 when Hardangersom (meaning: work from Hardanger area) flourished in Norway. It is a nice soft a...
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Culinary : Pre 1910 item #1315813
This handmade French baker's proofing basket were used to leave the coiled designs on breads that were so loved. They still are, however have gone the way of modernization! I've searched for these original unique baskets for years! So I was thrilled to find this rare handmade banneton of coiled sweetgrass. I think it is ryegrass. it is in wonderful condition for its age. It seems that the terminology is evolving such that the molds that leave the coiled designs are referred to as brotforms, and ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1285358
This splendid pillow slip or sham is of the finest, fluid and drapey linen! However the intricate and finely worked needle lace or reticella is stunning. Then there is the perfectly executed monogram of MT with floral tendrils of embroidery and teeny eyelets on stems.This hand embroidery, though not professional but certainly by a very accomplished young lady, possibly for her trousseau. Most unusual to find a sham of this age with an open end instead of button closure. I believe the 3" hem was ...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1900 item #1280709
This large and magnificent layover sham, was most likely created as a trousseau piece with room for the groom's initial in between. The hand monogram is precisely embroidered in raised or padded stitching on fine cotton. However the rows of pulled and needleworked lace are incredible works of art! The deep 2" edge trim is older hand guided machine embroidered. Over all it measures approx. 44" X 31". I have just safely laundered and pressed it, and feel it is in excellent condition. Certainly a m...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : Pre 1900 item #1274474 (stock #C0073)
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SOLD! Thank you! SOLD, Thank you! $198.00
This stunning asparagus/vegetable/ fruit drainer is most rare. I cannot find anything similar to it's style and design. The pierced drain design is elaborate and most unusual. The lovely blue designs are a combination of hand painting and transferware. I found this in Belgium in a favorite antique shop. It sit's on 3 decorated and applied feet.The ornate scalloping is decorated on both sides One small break to the top left scrolled pierce and small chip shown in 3rd photo. Age related coloring ...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Ceramics : English : Pottery : Pre 1950 item #1254468 (stock #C0072)
This ironstone plate is from a series by Wood & Sons of England circa 1940. The center scene of the 2 hunters on their horses with their hounds is very vivid with realism. The brown transferware pattern of peonies, roses, and foliage forms a deep border. this particular scene is quite sought after by collectors of brown transferware and hunting scenes. In excellent condition, with only crazing due to age. Marked on back Alpine white ironstone Wood & Sons England. Measures 10". thank you for vis...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1236131 (stock #LT0072)
This beautiful towel has the most unique damask weave with patterns of checkerboard, diamonds, ferns, and more covering the body. The surrounding border is patterned in ribbons,florals, and foliage. Each end has 1" of intricate hand knotted lace ending in 6" of fringe. If that's not enough, it is further embellished with most unusual turkey red embroidery! This hand work is a combination of tiny intricate stitches creating a candy cane effect. Many of the stitches are worked on top in white flo...
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1950 item #1235075 (stock #A0001)
Delightful for the holidays or year round! Are you a fan of Downton Abbey... then you've seen similar! These aprons have seen little use or were most likely well taken care of! The longer one has button on straps that can be removed and used to go around the neck...it also is hand drawn and ladder worked at the top of the bib, it measures 10" bib to waist,27" skirt length,24 inches across waist not including "apron strings" I think it will do the job for anyone! The shorter apron measures 10" bi...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Ceramics : German : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1233876
This beautiful creamware plate has such rich detail in the two different wicker moulded and pierced designs all around the scalloped edges. It has the impressed and printed markings of the Waechtersbach Prussia Earthenware co. from 1894 to 1906. There is evidence of wear mainly as scuffs to the raised design areas(as seen in photos). Under magnification, the slightest crazing and small knife scratch can be seen on the front center. It measures 7 1/4" in dia. It's just a beautiful piece esp...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1900 item #1233611 (stock #LT0071)
The hand embroidery on this large towel is absolutely exquisite! Triple monogrammed in turkey red and white floss, it has deeply padded French post point, as well as acanthus leaves filled with the tightest french knots. Each end has drawn and needle worked borders with hand knotted fringe. The linen toweling fabric has a lovely diapered pattern. It is in wonderful condition with 2 tiny holes and slight stain on the back side ,shown in 5th photo. Purchased this laundered and I'm selling as foun...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1230492
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SOLD $275.00
This incredible French fine linen "fil se lin" is accentuated with magnificent lace and raised floral appliques... all hand stitched! And of course the side is seamed with french seams with tiny stitching c.1900.A perfect accent for your bed. thank you for visiting!
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1920 item #1230490
Wonderful and unique boudoir pillow hand crocheted in a airy pattern. Excellent condition! Now freshly and safely laundered for you!
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1940 item #1227399 (stock #LT0062)
Oh so precious! These 3 cases might have been hand made to keep a bride's wedding silver! Not professional, but she expertly embroidered them, check out the precise lettering stitches! Each of the embroidered ribboned wreaths is varied in the colors she used. When opened up, each case has attached flannelette stitched to make 12 slots for knives, forks, and spoons, and a flap to secure them.. It seems to be of a linen/cotton blend with pale pink buttonhole hand stitching around all 4 sides. I've...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Pre 1920 item #1226936 (stock #F0001)
Wonderful petite french ormolu frame with it's own stand, glass and reeded surround with crossed ribbons. A ruffled bow ribbon at the top! There are tiny chips to the edges of the glass, with one larger seen at top corner. It has its original separate metal backing covered in pale green and gold damask, which fits tight, though not necessary to use. The opening measures 2 3/8" X 3 7/8", and the frame measures 2 3/4" X 4 3/4". Beautiful and lustrous! Thank you for visiting!
All Items : Traditional Collectibles : Books : Bindings : Religious : Pre 1970 item #1225936 (stock #R0019)
Finest dark green caiman leather ,dyed a deep rich green, with gilt lettering, embossing and page edges. Inside the front cover framed in the watered grosgrain fabric ,surrounded by more gilt embossing, is a beautiful gilt embossed altar with a brass crucifix. There are five coloured ribbon page markers. marked VII Edition 1961, Buenos Aires.Measures 6 3/4" x 4 1/2" x 2" . This wonderful selection would also make a very fine gift. Thank you for visiting!
All Items : Vintage Arts : Decorative Art : Pre 1920 item #1223419 (stock #CL0066)
One side of this lovely large hand made tea cozy depicts a stunning winged griffin which typically is viewed as a guardian of sacred places...Well, if your tea ritual is sacred to you, then here's your guardian! Even the opposite side is of light to medium weight pale pink linen , enhanced with button hole embroidered cut work in a design of ribbon tied bouquet! So unusual and truly fabulous. Now laundered (I need to press it again, as I photoed while still damp). You might want to add a separa...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Textiles : Linens and Lace : Pre 1900 item #1223145 (stock #LT0070)
This wonderful, well used, obviously enjoyed show towel starts the day with "Gutte Morgen" (Good Morning) in German 55" X 20" It is of a finely woven linen which seems to be hand loomed, embellished with much turkey red work, though there are missing stitches, that don't seem to affect the integrity. It has survived so long and will continue for many more years! Then there is the beautiful single B monogram, highly embellished with embroidered swirls. The hand crocheted lace at each end measures...
All Items : Antiques : Decorative Art : Organics : Wood : Pre 1900 item #1223135 (stock #CL0057)
This incredible hand painted box, possibly from 19th c. or earlier, is hand crafted. The colors in places are vibrant and in worn areas muted, there seems to have been initials on the top which is very worn and has loss of painted design. The top is hinged with pegs, and it is joined by handmade nails, shaped like narrow triangles, you can see the tops in several photos, and in 4th photo. The crossed inserts, creating compartments are not original ,but not offensive. The bottom in the forward se...