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ABOUT THIS WEBSITE
Welcome to our website showing many diverse selections from our acclaimed, well-edited inventory of antique Americana featuring quilts, hooked rugs, textiles and so much more.
We kept our start-up name www.laurafisherquilts.com because of existing Google entries in which former addresses cannot be updated. Now as FISHER HERITAGE we offer antique and vintage quilts, hooked rugs, woven coverlets, rag woven carpet, braided rugs, Beacon/Pendleton blankets, paisley shawls, Marseilles bedspreads, ticking, home furnishings textiles, and American folk art including samplers, needlework, game boards, tramp art frames, lamps, mirrors, paintings. All choices are “best of kind” or are classics with a twist whose graphic appeal and history makes them timeless and desirable.
THIS IS OUR CATALOG. CLICK ON ANY CATEGORY WITHIN THE TABLE OF CONTENTS. See choices: a picture of the entire item appears first, then click on the photo for the details.
Everything is measured in inches and feet. Unlike paintings, size is listed width first to help determine whether a quilt or rug will fit your space. Many of our textiles are non-directional in pattern so they can be used horizontally or vertically. Rugs with repeat motifs can be reduced to accommodate your size needs, so please ask. The condition of most pieces is excellent. In many instances even century-old quilts have never been used. Exceptions or restorations are noted in the descriptions.
FISHER HERITAGE ™ HOOKED RUGS, is our line of custom made rugs hooked in larger sizes, available to special order. They are mostly geometric patterns based on our beloved antique rugs. We can custom make any of our rugs in the size you need.
There is no cart or online checkout because we prefer to interact personally with you. So to make a purchase or discuss your needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone Laura at 917/797-1260.
AN APPOINTMENT IN ADVANCE IS NECESSARY to see the actual inventory.
We are located in NYC's Chelsea art district (lower west side of Manhattan at the High Line and Hudson River). Arrange this in advance by phone or email.
Editorial support and pieces from the gallery appear regularly in leading design and cultural magazines including Architectural Digest, Martha Stewart Living, Country Living, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, This Old House Journal, New York Magazine, Where Magazine, In-New York Magazine, Country Home, House & Garden, and now in online art and design sites. Editorials have highlighted our fabulous eye, well-edited selection, affordable prices, and helpful service. Thrilling profiles of the gallery appeared in the June 2006 Architectural Digest and in the March 2009 Maine Antique Digest.
Our clients include leading designers and architects, antiques dealers, museums and corporate collections, as well as individuals who appreciate and collect Americana or who may want American folk art to include in an eclectic contemporary interior.
ABOUT LAURA FISHER
Author, editor, and lecturer are some the opportunities that have developed from Fisher’s expertise in antique Americana and textiles. Publications include: DIAMONDS AND BARS: The Art of the Amish People, Florian Hufnagl, Ed., Arnoldsche, Munich, Germany, 2009, presenting in English the Schlumberger Amish Quilt Collection exhibition; HOME SWEET HOME: The House in American Folk Art (Rizzoli, 2001) examining architectural images in antique quilts, hooked rugs, needlework, paintings, furniture and folk art. QUILTS OF ILLUSION (Hearst/Sterling Publishing, formerly Main Street Press 1988) examining the optical illusion design serendipity of antique quilt patterns; AMERICA’S GLORIOUS QUILTS (Harding and Duke, Hugh Lauter Levin, 1989) surveying quilt history. Picture calendars are QUILTS 2004 (Barnes & Noble) and QUILTS 1989, (Main Street Press) a poster book.
“FOR ALL IT’S WORTH’ was Fisher’s appraisal column in the American Quilters Society magazine The Quilt Life. She is also a regular contributor to the English language version of the French magazine QUILTMANIA (February 2011 MALE ENHANCEMENTS: Suit-Able Quilts).
In addition to design periodicals featuring her commentary and antiques, Fisher has been a frequent guest on Martha Stewart Living TV and other programs such as Collective Intelligence (Dish Network), Special FX (Fox Network), Treasures In Your Attic (House and Garden TV).
PROVOCATIVE PARALLELS: The Modern Art of Antique Quilts, has been the subject of lectures at the Herbert Johnson Art Museum of Cornell University, her alma mater and at the Palmer Museum at Penn State University. At the April 2007 Winterthur Museum (Delaware) Forum “Quilts in a Material World” Fisher lectured about QUILTY CONSCIENCE: The Influence of Quilts in Popular Culture Worldwide. Most recently Fisher addressed the addressed the Appraisers Association of Antique Quilted Textiles at their National Symposium in Colonial Willamsburg, Virginia in July 2014.Other lecture sites include the American Folk Art Museum (NYC), Newark (NJ) Museum, Cooper Hewitt Museum (NYC), New England Quilt Museum (MA), Nippon Society (NYC) the Appraisers Association of America (NYC) and elsewhere, sharing her inventory and knowledge on a variety of collecting themes.