Old Glory Antiques
We are pleased to be a part of the Dig community and offer some interesting and unusual items, some out of our collection as well as new found treasures. As dealers and collectors for over 35 years, as well as exhibitors at many antique shows on the west coast, we are known primarily for our love of all things “country”. We do our best to describe our items accurately and completely but are happy to answer any questions and offer additional photos of any of our items. We will accept returns in “as received” condition with a full refund less the cost of shipping and insurance if contacted within 3 days of receipt of the item. We accept checks, Money Orders and PayPal. We thank you for visiting and hope that you will return often…Joyce and Ken
This is a charming overshot type coverlet with great country colors. The predominant colors are red and navy blue. Like all coverlets, it is reversible. I believe that it was made in the first quarter of the 20th century at Kentucky's Berea College's "Fireside Industries." Even though it hasn't retained its old label from the Berea College “Fireside Industries." It is not seamed but the top and bottom edges are hand sewn with a rolled hem. It is a huge 76½ wide by 110 inches long! There are no stains or other signs of wear. My image shows it on a queen size bed. The history of the college’s weaving studio dates back to the late 1800's and was started to help preserve traditional Appalachian crafts and to provide income for students to help pay for their education. The coverlets were woven on harness looms using linen warp and hand dyed wool weft. Fireside Industries used traditional old weaving patterns such as "Lover's Knot", "Fox and Geese" and many others.
This is a difficult to find early ironstone tea leaf compote. It was made by H. Burgess in Burslem England in the 1880's. These are sometimes referred to as doughnut stands. The base, pedestal and bowl are square with rounded corners. The bowl is deep enough to hold anything from fruit to muffins or vegetables. It would also make a very nice centerpiece. It has a gleaming white glaze with no chips, cracks, crazing or stains. The only possible flaw is some tiny nicks on the top edge that I tried to capture in my image. The copper luster lines and the distinctive tealeaf show no signs of wear. It is 5½ inches high and the top of the bowl is 8¾ inches wide and about 2 inches deep.
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