John & Rico's Antique Textiles from

The Drawing Room of Newport Antiques.

Including draperies, clothing, tapestries, and textile related elements {valances, bed crowns, drapery rods} etc...

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Antique South American Carpet / Kilm. A flat weave early 20th century carpet. Size: app. 60" by 7' 10". Either South West American or South American origin. The flat weave included deer, birds, human heads, cattle and decorative designs. Woven in two 30" sections and stitched together with matching opposite design. Condition: the fringe is intact and is not included in the measurement; there are three holes about 1" in diameter along the top edge; there is minor staining. This wall hanging has been in storage for over 50 years. Price: $1,500.00.


Antique Bolivia ceremonial dress. Offering a highly unusual and rare young girls fancy dress. Circa prior to 1920. Purchase in 1921 by a visiting American Dignitary for his daughter as a gift. Size: small. Appears to be hand and machine made. There are metal plate decorations sewn to the dress. Materials include netting, lace, satin, cotton,etc. Condition: intact, minor staining, the metal plates have paint losses. The American visitor toured all of South American as a dignitary including Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Equator, Chile, etc. This item has been packed away in a wood trunk for decades. Price: $650.00.


# 5172. A fancy beaded evening bag. Late 19th early 20th century. Unmarked. Silver plated frame. The detailed glass beading in tapestry style includes roses and rococo style embellishments. The background is ivory the foliage is in realistic colored beads and the rococo decorations are in silver glass beads. Condition: some beading edge staining close to the metal frame; the bottom fringed beading is fragile and mostly removed with many pieces stored in the bag. The inside of the bag is lined with lambskin which is unusual: most of these style bags are lined with silk or some other textile. The opposite sides of the bag have identical decorations. From a Newport Rhode Island Estate. Price: $195.00.


American Silk embroidered picture: Harvest theme, anonymous, probably New England, early 19th century. Embroidered and painted in silk, chenille in tones of green, gold, blue, white and crimson, with the smaller figures a woman carrying wheat on her head flanked by a small child holding wheat in her hand and a man harvesting wheat; the larger two figures depict a woman kneeling and the feet of a robed male figure. Stretched on a wooden (period) stretcher size 20" x 23"; the fabric is attached to the stretcher with tacks. The size of the fabric is 17" x 21". Condition: considerable loss to the silk in the right upper quadrant, revealing the linen backing. The silk loss is basically where there was no weaving to the design. The textile is unattached to the tacks in the upper section of the picture. This was probably one of a series of pictures popular in American in the first half of the 19th century. I would believe that this item can be restored but it would take an expert to do so. Price: $750.00.


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The Drawing Room is located at 152-154 Spring Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840.We are open daily from 11 am to 5 pm and by appointment. If you have an interest in an item listed in this document or wish to purchase an item, please call us at 1-401-841-5060. (cell 401-261-3980) The Partnership of Gacher and Santi has been in business since 1972. We have been located in Newport since 1985.

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