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LARGE OVAL BRAIDED SILK MAT
This unusually large oval mat was found in Maryland. It is made of silk remnants that were salvaged from everyday garments. Based on the design of the fabric used, we date this mat to 1920. 25 1/2" x 12 1/2".
COLORFUL OVAL BRAIDED COTTON MAT
This is a most unusual oval braided mat made from cotton remnants. The individual who conceived this mat used contrasting color patterns in the center creating an overly busy center which flows out to solid dark colors to solid light colors. This well developed piece of textile art was found in PA. and dates to 1900. 16 1/2" x 11 3/4".
ROUND BRAIDED SILK MAT
This is a very finely braided round silk mat that we found on the east coast. The individual who created this mat did a great job of selecting material for braiding and in sorting and arranging the braids within the body of the mat. We estimate that this desirable mat was created between 1900-1910. 11 3/4" diameter.
OVAL BRAIDED MAT
Finely braided 15 1/4" oval mat made from cotton stockings that have been dyed in a wide range of pastel colors. Although there is some light staining this mat, which is priced accordingly would be a nice addition to your home. Given the material used, colors and style, we date this mat to approximately 1920.
CROCHET COTTON BASKET
Unusual rectangular crochet natural cotton basket with a single arched handle and a salmon cotton lining. We found this rather unique basket on the east coast. It's appearance is rather nautical and it would work in a seaside cottage or in any country setting. After years of use, it appears the handle cracked and instead of throwing it away, it was covered in a second skin of crochet, making it once again structurally sound and beautiful to display. We date this hand made work of textile art to 1930-1940. 15 1/2" long x 9 1/2" high.
SCOTTIE IN GEOMETRIC BORDER
If you like Scottie dogs and if you appreciate good old hooked rugs, you'll love this piece. It portrays a very cute black puppy in a great proud pose surrounded by a geometric border tight polychrome flowers in the corners. The rug is in excellent condition and is a very desirable size at 16 1/2" x 28 3/8". It has been professionally mounted and is ready for hanging in your home. This rug was made in America and made from dyed nylons.
SOPHIA HEATHER'S SAMPLER
Sophia Heather's sampler dated March 1828 contains a double capital letter alphabet, numbers ranging from one thru 19 and a repeated small case letter alphabet. Sophia included a verse of "Self Command" surrounded by a vine border. The text is stitched above a flourish of flowers at the lower center and the entire work is surrounded by a floral border. This sampler is housed in an early, perhaps original frame. This piece has been in a private collection for the past 25 years. There are a few baric separations which do not detract from the overall appearance of this sampler. Frame: 15 3/4" x 19 1/2". Sight: 12" x 15 3/4".
ANNA ALBION'S SAMPLER
We found this late but unusual sampler in an established sampler collection in Maine. though originating in Europe, we could not resist the large, central red heart. This piece was worked by Anna Albion in 1898. Besides the large heart, Anna incorporated corner floretts with hearts, an open cross under the heart and flowering vines flanking the date under the heart. The overall condition is very good and the sampler is housed in its original tramp art frame. Frame: 14" x 14". Sight: 11 3/4" x 11 3/4".
MORRIS FAMILY RECORD
We are pleased to offer this unique Maine family record for Ezekiel Morris and Eunice (Marriner) Morris wrought by Eunice Morris, aged 39 years in Livermore Falls, Androscoggin County, Maine in 1855. Eunice included birth places and dates of her seven children and the dates of death of two of her children. She also left space for four more children. She stitched in a great deal of spiritual symbolism and details of significance to her family. We find it amazing that she was anticipating 4 more children at the age of 39 years and that she and her family moved so frequently and over such a large distance. Professionally framed and mounted.
Sight- 25 3/4" x 33 1/8". Frame- 28 3/4" x 36 1/4".
ANNA JEWELL TABLE COVER
Canaan, Maine school girl embroidered table cover wrought by Anna Jewell, Age 10 in 1842. This unique needlework piece has a central floral filled geometric design on which are perched 8 peafowls. The border mimics portions of the central design and incudes an additional 24 peafowl. A small separation is evident and the table cover is stitched to the back board. The Jewell family were major dairy farmers in Canaan, Maine. Professionally framed and mounted. Sight- 22 1/2" square, Frame- 28 1/2" x 28".
SUNFLOWER PENNY MAT
A great felt mat with appliqued "pennies" and a large central sunflower. The mat which was found in Maine, is in excellent condition with expected wear to the backing. The creator of this mat made an excellent choice of colors and design both of which are enhanced by the scalloped edge. This mat was sewn around 1920-1930. 12" diameter.
Elizabeth Faircloth's Ten Commandments Sampler displays a multitude of stitching techniques. Worked and finished on May the 25th, 1773, Elizabeth incorporated a cornucopia of flowers, the ten commandments, several other flower and leaf bouquets, in addition to five areas of weaving techniques. Done on linen, the piece measures 15" h x 12" x w. A great sampler to add to any collection.
WHAT A CUTIE!!
Sweet Scotty puppy with big red bow and "Happy" oversized feet. This puppy dog has all the character and charm that you want in a new puppy or a new puppy rug. Professionally mounted. c. 1930-1940. 28" x 42 3/4".
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