Pat Hatch Antiques
For the past 42 years I have owned an antique shop in Harvard Massachusetts, 30 miles west of Boston. I live in antique country and I am buying all the time. I specialize country furniture, textiles, 19th black and white cloth dolls and Shaker antiques. I accept checks, money orders and paypal. For any reason you may return items within 3 days of receiving them with full refund less the cost of shipping and insurance. I will be glad to answer questions and send more detailed pictures. Thanks for looking and I look forward to hearing from you. Pat Please check out my website at http://www.countryandshakerantiques.com .
This dear little black doll came right out of a house in Tennessee. She has the best thread hair, embroidered face, button eyes, pinched raised nose and lots of little and not so little mends on her face. She has a painted red mouth that can be seen if you look carefully, it is really faded. I have made the mends more visible by lightening the closeup picture but in regular light, they are hardly noticeable. She is firmly stuffed with cotton, jointed at the shoulders and legs. Her body is all original. She is wearing a happy red dress with daisies all over it. It is sewn on at the neck.
1830-40 velvet reticule theorem purse In nice condition with some age darkening. It is all hand sewn, lined with fine homespun linen. No rips or tears but there is loss of most of the ribbon trim around the outside edges. It is 8 1/2" top to bottom and 8" across at the widest point. More pictures on my other website.
This is a little 1890 hand sewn toy rabbit with a goodie of some kind between her paws. Her body is a wool flannel with cotton stuffing. Her eyes, nose and mouth are embroidered as are her paws. She is just 4" long and 2 1/2" tall and circa 1890-1900
This is a small faded red calico cloth covered book with a great look and color. The book is a Primary Reader Easy Reading Lessons, 1847 Boston. It has been used almost to the of point of being worn out. The cover was cardboard and bends in the middle vertically. I think it was the iPhone of the day a child. 4" by 61/4"
This dear miniature potholder was probably made as a study piece for a young girl's schooling and given as a present to her mother or grandmother. It is a study of using wool and silk fabric together and still has the original bow and hanging ribbon. The red and blue homespun is very finely woven and the silk binding is very nicely sewn around the edges. It has a couple of very small moth nibbles. The back is a very fine black wool fabric.
This is a very nice egg wash chintz brown calico bag with a tan linen lining. It has a ribbon trim across the top and around the edges of the bag. The edges only have a little of the ribbon trim left, it has worn off over the years. The bag is in really good shape and is not fragile, it could be really used. Or great to use to store items while hanging off a hook or peg rack. 10" by 13" not including the straps. Circa 1870-80
This is a tiny wonderful survivor, a brown calico doll quilt with 1/2" square pieces. It is naive and rough and must have been a real challenge to the child sewing it. The brown fabric is weak and fragile with holes in almost all of the solid brown squares, all the other fabrics are fine. It is what it is and not for everyone, only nuts like me that think it is a work of art. 4" by 5 1/2" and Circa 1830
Price: Sold, thank you very much.
This sweet little brown and red doll quilt is in excellent condition with just a little fraying on one edge...see close up. I like to see signs of age like this because it shows it really old. When the fabric has been folded and washed and ironed the folds start breaking down the fabric, sometimes aging is a good thing. The quilt is 6" square and is backed with a double pink calico. C. 1880
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