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Stencilled Album Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $4,600   

Nineteenth century stencilled quilts are true rarities. To find one made in the early 20th century is virtually unheard of.This amazing example is even more unusual for the fact that it is also an album quilt. It was made in Pennsylvania; circa 1920 during the Colonial Revival period. The soft tones reflect the popularity of light, pastel colors in decorating schemes of the era. The 72 blocks are primarily floral but they also include American eagles and owls. The quilt is in excellent,... Click for details      
  
Stencilled Album Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Faux Finishing Paint Brushes
  Faux Finishing Paint Brushes   $685

Nine faux finishing paint brushes are artfully mounted, so to speak, to create an interesting montage. Each of the brushes is different to create a specific effect. They are professionally mounted on a stretcher measuring 21 3/4" wide and 21 1/2" tall. The brushes are early 20th century.

New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1920; Kentucky   $825  

New York Beauty is always a dynamic quilt pattern and this is no exception. The bold red dominates while the soft green and orange are good back ups. The green has faded from a darker version but still holds its own. This is a difficult pattern to execute and the maker did a fine job creating needlelike points on the numerous triangles. The quilt is from Kentucky where for some unknown reason, many New York Beauties originated. Measurements are 65" x 84"; made circa 1920; excellent condition.
New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1920; Kentucky
Jester Pendant on Gold Chain
  Jester Pendant on Gold Chain   $1,950

This is a finely made, whimsical jester necklace. Is is made with beautifully inset stones of onyx; turquoise; lapis lazuli and malachite set on mother of pearl. The pendant measures 1 1/4 inches long and 7/8" wide. It is hung on a 19 inch gold box link chain. The pendant is signed and numbered although I am not able to read the name of the artist. Made circa 1990; excellent condition.

Reversible One Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1850   $285  

This reversible One Patch doll quilt is made with a beautiful assortment of fabrics dating to about 1850. They are in excellent condition. Both sides have the appealing features of seamed blocks made with several fabrics that are well matched to varying degrees - some are finely done and others not quite. I take this as an indication that it was a practice piece for a young girl. The quilt measures 11 1/2 inches square.
Reversible One Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1850
Tiffany Sterling Silver and Enamel Cufflinks
  Tiffany Sterling Silver and Enamel Cufflinks   $825

Tiffany sterling silver cufflinks with enamel nautical flags that spell out Tiffany. The cufflinks are 13/16" in diameter. Light scratching to silver can be polished out but does not seem essential. The scratches are more prominent in the enlarged images than in real life. Enamel is in excellent condition.

LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1830's; Vermont   $2,850  

This LeMoyne Stars quilt is made with a glorious combination of richly colored printed materials. The border consists of two different glazed chintz fabrics with flowers; fruit and birds. The Stars are milk and dark brown chocolate colors with one lone indigo corner block. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Several of the fabrics in addition to the border are glazed. It is quilted with straight lines and outlines around the Stars. The backing is a plain white cotton. Measurements... Click for details
LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1830's; Vermont
Lone Star Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Lone Star Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $985

It's not often that one sees a Lone Star (aka Star of Bethlehem or Texas Star) quilt in a crib size. This fine example is done with perfectly Pennsylvania colors. Four different calico prints are well combined with a fifth one for the backing. The blue corner blocks are nicely quilted with small diamonds and a cable pattern in the border. Measurements are 40 inches square. It is in excellent condition with a pea size smudge in the outer border. There is a tiny hole on the back where it probably... Click for details

Contained Cotton Crazy Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,875  

This Contained Cotton Crazy Quilt is as crisp as the day it was made some 140 years ago. Clearly, it was packed away and never saw the light of day. It wonderfully combines irregular scraps with bits of known patterns in squares set on point. A string sashing separates the blocks. The multitude of fabrics combined with the originality of each block make this a quilt one would never tire of studying. The zig zag border with repeated fabrics gives a nice sense of order. The back is a Bars... Click for details
Contained Cotton Crazy Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Crossed Leaves Quilt: Circa 1850; Maryland
  Crossed Leaves Quilt: Circa 1850; Maryland   $4,500

To the best of my knowledge, this quilt pattern of crossed leaves is an original design. Barbara Brackman illustrated a similar one in her Encyclopedia of Applique (item 23.7) that was seen on an album quilt dated 1846 but I do not know of others. This quilt is made with exquisite workmanship. All of the applique, including the border are stuffed. While it looks like both are solid colors, on close examination one sees a tiny print in the teal fabric. It is finely quilted with tiny diamonds,... Click for details

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