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Carl Klewicke (1835–1913), original design quilt, Corning, New York, circa 1907. Pieced silk, faille, taffeta and satin, 60 by 72 1/2in. American Folk Art Museum, New York, Museum purchase, 2012.1.1. Image courtesy American Folk Art Museum. Photo by Gavin Ashworth.

Stories told in stitchery at Folk Art Museum’s quilt exhibit

Carl Klewicke (1835–1913), original design quilt, Corning, New York, circa 1907. Pieced silk, faille, taffeta and satin, 60 by 72 1/2in. American Folk Art Museum, New York, Museum purchase, 2012.1.1. Image courtesy American Folk Art Museum. Photo by Gavin Ashworth.

Carl Klewicke (1835–1913), original design quilt, Corning, New York, circa 1907. Pieced silk, faille, taffeta and satin, 60 by 72 1/2in. American Folk Art Museum, New York, Museum purchase, 2012.1.1. Image courtesy American Folk Art Museum. Photo by Gavin Ashworth.

NEW YORK (AP) – From simple geometric shapes to the intricately wrought details of daily life, the quilt designs in a show now running at the American Folk Art Museum show how powerfully this art form has told stories for centuries and been a vehicle for creativity.

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Untitled, signed mid-century tapestry by the legendary French artist Jean Lurcat, estimated at $35,000-$40,000

Jean Lurcat masterpiece headlines 1stbid fine rugs auction, May 21

Untitled, signed mid-century tapestry by the legendary French artist Jean Lurcat, estimated at $35,000-$40,000


Untitled, signed mid-century tapestry by the legendary French artist Jean Lurcat, estimated at $35,000-$40,000

WASHINGTON – 1stbid, a leading auction house specializing in fine rugs, will hold a sale on Sunday, May 21 with the bold title of The Ultimate Auction of Antique Rugs and Art. Consisting of 239 lots and commencing at at 2 pm Eastern time, the auction will provide the opportunity to bid on a wide range of choice and unique rugs from around the world. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Bergama fragmentary rug, estimated at $1,000-$2,000

Choice rugs & textiles from leading collector at Capsule Auctions, March 30

Bergama fragmentary rug, estimated at $1,000-$2,000

Bergama fragmentary rug, estimated at $1,000-$2,000

NEW YORK – On Thursday, March 30, Capsule Auctions presents Carpets from the Jim Dixon Collection, a sale of rugs and textiles from the important collector’s archives with select additions. The objects offered in the auction span centuries and continents, including Avar rugs from East Caucasus, Yuruk and Bergama rugs from West Anatolia, and Ningxia rugs from West China. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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French Art Deco Mebe Miro design rug, estimated at $20,000-$25,000

1stbid rolls out almost 300 fine rugs and carpets, Feb. 26

French Art Deco Mebe Miro design rug, estimated at $20,000-$25,000

French Art Deco Mebe Miro design rug, estimated at $20,000-$25,000

WASHINGTON – 1stbid’s Sunday, February 26 sale, titled End of Winter Auction of Exceptional Rugs, will feature 291 lots of contemporary, vintage, and antique rugs and carpets. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Log cabin show quilt, Geneva Luela Richards Graves (1862-1915), Hampshire County, Massachusetts, circa 1890, silks, metal bangles, wool, silk and metallic fringe and cotton foundation. Gift of Karen W. Cox, 2020.609.5

Colonial Williamsburg readies two shows of historic textiles

Log cabin show quilt, Geneva Luela Richards Graves (1862-1915), Hampshire County, Massachusetts, circa 1890, silks, metal bangles, wool, silk and metallic fringe and cotton foundation. Gift of Karen W. Cox, 2020.609.5

Log cabin show quilt, Geneva Luela Richards Graves (1862-1915), Hampshire County, Massachusetts, circa 1890, silks, metal bangles, wool, silk and metallic fringe and cotton foundation. Gift of Karen W. Cox, 2020.609.5

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Two new textile exhibitions will open at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg on December 3, and are sure to delight museum visitors. Stitched in Time: American Needlework, an exhibition of nearly 60 examples of bedrugs, whitework, embroidered hand towels, quilted petticoats, samplers, mourning and commemorative needlework, crewelwork, needlework with religious and geographical influences as well as sewing accessories, will remain on view through January 2, 2025 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. Additionally, an entirely new rotation of objects in the popular exhibition The Art of the Quilter that opened in 2021 will feature 15 pieces, 12 of which are recent acquisitions that have never before been displayed. This configuration of the exhibition, which will remain on view through August 2023 at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum, will include 11 large quilts, one woven coverlet and three doll-size quilts that tell stories about people from America’s past and the societies in which they lived.

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Ming Imperial dragon carpet, $324,500. Image courtesy of Skinner

Ming Imperial dragon carpet set saleroom ablaze at Skinner

Ming Imperial dragon carpet, $324,500. Image courtesy of Skinner

Ming Imperial dragon carpet, $324,500. Image courtesy of Skinner

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. – Skinner Auctioneers presented its initial sale from the the Jim Dixon collection, commanding widespread interest beyond the centerpiece Ming Imperial dragon carpet. The May 4 auction represented the first of several planned sales from the lifetime accruals of Jim Dixon, a passionate antiquarian and outsized figure in the world of fine woven textiles who passed away in 2020. Sales for both the live May 4 auction and a late April-early May online auction together reached $1,375,805.

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1850s whig rose quilt, est. $1,500-$2,000

Jan. 27 auction uncovers fine American quilts, textiles

 1850s whig rose quilt, est. $1,500-$2,000


1850s whig rose quilt, est. $1,500-$2,000

NEW YORK – On Thursday, January 27, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct an auction of Americana: Quilts and Textiles. Its 172 lots have been curated by the unimpeachable Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art and Americana. Selections include an 1850s whig rose quilt with a vine border; Amish quilts, including one with a Baskets of Chips pattern and also a matched pair with a 1932-1933 date; several schoolgirl needlework samplers; hooked rugs; a 1930s quilt with a stunning graphic of a sunburst; an 1860s goose tracks pattern quilt; an 1890s quilt with a drunkard’s path pattern; an 1850s red and green quilt; an 1870s medallion sampler quilt; a 1940s Star of Bethlehem quilt; and a mid-century modern kaleidoscope quilt, among many others. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Antique red and white Princess Feather quilt, est. $1,500-$2,000

Quilts and textiles featured in Jasper52’s Nov. 18 Americana auction

Antique red and white Princess Feather quilt, est. $1,500-$2,000

Antique red and white Princess Feather quilt, est. $1,500-$2,000

NEW YORK – On Thursday, November 18, starting at 6pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale of Americana Quilts & Textiles. The 160-lot auction offers a wide array of traditional and intricately patterned quilts and textiles, among them a circa-1910s patriotic quilt in red, white and blue; an antique indigo blue and white Delectable Mountains quilt; a circa 1920s-1930s blue and white Drunkard’s Path pattern quilt; a circa-1880s or -1890s cotton Mennonite strip stars quilt; an antique red and white Princess Feather quilt; a circa-1915-1920 Ohio Amish Friendship Quilt; as well as needlework, rugs and carpets, cloth dolls, antique garments, and even a silk Victorian top hat made in France. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Jacques Fath circa-1950s silk plaid sleeveless dress, est. $1,000-$1,500

Michaan’s mid-November sales led by Jacques Fath ’50s fashion

Jacques Fath circa-1950s silk plaid sleeveless dress, est. $1,000-$1,500

Jacques Fath circa-1950s silk plaid sleeveless dress, est. $1,000-$1,500

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Fine estate property and investment-quality art, antiques and collectibles will be offered in four separate auction events at Michaan’s Auctions in November. The monthly Gallery Auction on November 13 will be preceded by two specialty sales on November 12: the Coin Auction, which starts at 10 am Pacific time, and the auction of Historic Costumes and Textiles, taking place at 1 pm Pacific time. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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Loretta Pettway Bennett, ‘DNA,’ est. $11,000-$13,000

Quilts by African American textile artists showcased in Sept. 30 auction

Loretta Pettway Bennett, ‘DNA,’ est. $11,000-$13,000

Loretta Pettway Bennett, ‘DNA,’ est. $11,000-$13,000

NEW YORK – On Thursday, September 30, starting at 6 pm Eastern time, Jasper52 will conduct a sale of Quilts, Gee’s Bend & Textiles with Shelly Zegart, an acclaimed quilt curator, expert and author. The 163-lot sale features many works by African American textile artists, among them the quilters of Gee’s Bend, a hamlet in Alabama known for its exquisite textiles. Also co-curating the sale is Clifford Wallach, an expert in tramp art, folk art, and Americana. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

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