Needle Arts

"Broken Dishes" 19th Century Crib Quilt

First class circa 1880's crib quilt from Lebanon County, PA.  Bold red on deep yellow color palette. 

It is finely quilted with intersecting wave patterns throughout, a nice counterpoint to the geometric "dishes."  Provenance: Stella Rubin, Darnestown, MD.  It has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measures ~ 39 ½” X 50”.

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1831 Sampler Deborah Hobbs

Lively pictorial sampler by Deborah Hobbs (b April 7, 1810, Randolph County, NC; d  February 9, 1899 Henry County, IN, USA). Features rhythmic vine decorated band, capital alphabet in two colors concluded with "A.A.I.A.P.A." (possibly "Ad amor in arte per acta," -  art produced in love).  Bottom third of sampler is filled by an abundant floral basket.  10" X 12"

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A. Douglas Sampler

Dated 1826, Wilton, NH. “Signed” A. Douglas. Noted in American Samplers by Bolton/Coe (p. 149). 18″H x 16″W Cross, satin, long and short and stem stitch; 2 alphabets, strawberry vine border, house, willow tree, flower basket and bird on plinth. 18″H x 16″W

Conservation mounted.  

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Fanny Homes Sampler

Fanny Homes aged 13 Stoddard, NH. Dated May 16, 1818. Composition: An outer sawtooth border enclosing a geometric floral border. Inner diamond border enclosing 4 alphabets in various sizes and scripts above 4 lines of verse about the young girl dividing her time between needle work, reading, and writing.  Excellent condition, though the first alphabet is on the light side.

An imposing sampler. Experts say that only 1 out of 50 samplers have both town and state on it: truly rare.  Bottom third of sampler depicts landscape scene with two trees on either side of a carriage shed, a weeping willow, a gate, a fence and a large house. Colors: forest green, light green, tan, white, blue, teal, black. An imposing sampler. experts say that only 1 out of 50 samplers have both town and stat on it: truly rare.

Museum mounted. Original lemon gilt frame. 21.75″ long x 25.5 ” high.

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Petite Embroidered 19th Century Pillow with Provenance

Made from 18c Amish wedding apron. Handwritten documentation indicates the green material was Phoebe Taylor’s wedding apron – 1764. It was made into a pillow by [unsigned] in 1890 and given to Amy Ida Williams, great-grandaughter of Phoebe Taylor.

7.5″ tall, 9″ wide, 2.5″ deep.

Comes with made-to-measure gilt-finish shadow box (13″X 13″X 5″), ready for hanging or standing display.

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