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Tane Sterling Silver Necklace   $625   

This unusual Tane necklace is made of circular links that terminate with round balls. They are strung on a rubber cord measuring 17 inches long. It has a magnetic clasp with a safety loop. The necklace is not signed by Tane but comes in their presentation box. From a practical point of view, there is not a place where the maker could have put their stamp as every bit of it is textured. It is a mate to the signed Tane bangle bracelet listed as item 1429548. Tane has been known since the early... Click for details      
  
Tane Sterling Silver Necklace
Postage Stamp Straight Furrows Quilt Top; Circa 1880's; Pa.
  Postage Stamp Straight Furrows Quilt Top; Circa 1880's; Pa.   $985

This Postage Stamp quilt top has over 14,296 pieces. Each square is slightly over half an inch to a side. The maker further added to her design with an elongated triangle border. It is entirely hand pieced. Colors of the many prints are laid out to create a diagonal line of color making for a Straight Furrows pattern. The top is in excellent condition. Measurements are 70" x 80". Pennsylvania origin; made 1880's.

Silk Hourglass Doll Quilt: Circa 1870   $395  

This Hourglass (aka Bowtie) doll quilt is unusually fancy as it is made entirely of silk. The fabrics were most likely dress materials from the 1860's - 70's. The maker cleverly used the same triangles for the border as the body of the quilt. Placing them at right angles, though, gives them a very different appearance. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 12 1/2" x 17 3/4".
Silk Hourglass Doll Quilt: Circa 1870
Reversible Chintz Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania
  Reversible Chintz Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania   $9,500

This Variable Stars quilt is done with the most beautiful of fabrics, highlighted by a gloriously colored red and blue chintz. The fabric is placed with the utmost of care so that, on half of it, the leafy vine motif creates the outer border. The same fabric is cut in half throughout to create an inner frame. The deep indigo on which the stars are set is especially dense and rich. An added bonus is the chintz bars pattern used for the reverse. It is an entirely double sided quilt, stunning on... Click for details

Betty Cooke Gold Dangle Earrings   $1,150  

Fourteen karat gold dangle earrings by Betty Cooke. The circles are 7/8" in diameter. Each has a half gloss finish and half satin. The circles are suspended on a 1 1/8" wire for pierced ears. Sold in a box with Betty's signature. Ninety six year old Betty Cooke is considered one of the icons of the Modernist studio jewelry movement. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
Betty Cooke Gold Dangle Earrings
Ohio Amish Hole in the Barn Door Doll Quilt: Circa 1920
  Ohio Amish Hole in the Barn Door Doll Quilt: Circa 1920   $625

This Ohio Amish Hole in the Barn Door is large for a doll quilt. It measures 18" x 22 1/2". Some would call this size a cradle quilt. Regardless of how one labels it, the quilt is charming. Each block is nicely scaled at 2 3/4" in diameter. It is hand quilted with postage stamp size squares in white thread. The binding is done by machine as is often the case with Amish quilts.The backing is the same blue fabric as used on the front. Condition is excellent. Ohio origin; circa 1920.

Illinois Amish Roman Stripe Quilt: Circa 1880's   $3,600  

This Illinois Amish Roman Stripe quilt is dramatic because of the colors; small scale of the blocks and having them set on a diagonal. The consistent use of the same red fabric for each of the longest strips heightens the diagonal stripe. Upon close inspection, one can see that the opposing black borders are pieced with the same diamond shapes as the body of the quilt. It is made of wool with a machine done pre-quilted backing. The quilt was made by Kate Fugate (nee Sunning). She stated that... Click for details
Illinois Amish Roman Stripe Quilt: Circa 1880's
Broderie Perse Chintz Applique Quilt: Circa 1830; Maryland
  Broderie Perse Chintz Applique Quilt: Circa 1830; Maryland   $8,700

This exquisite broderie perse (chintz applique) spread is very well documented. It was from The Woodlands, estate of Francis Cassatt Clopper (1786 - 1868) in Montgomery County, Maryland. Clopper was born in Baltimore; became a successful merchant in Philadelphia and moved to Maryland in 1812 with his new wife, Ann Jane Byrne Clopper. Their property included a palatial home; farm; grist mill and blanket factory. This spread is unusual in that the applique is done on a four panel Marseilles type... Click for details

Frank Miraglia Sterling Silver Modernist Necklace   $650  

Interesting sterling silver links necklace by New York jeweler, Frank Miraglia. It is signed "Miraglia Sterling Modern". Four hinged links surround a central pendant with a round gray glass stone. The plaque measures 1 1/2 inches tall and 2 1/8 inches at the widest. It is 9 1/2 inches in length from the clasp to the bottom of the pendant. Condition is excellent; made 1950's.
Frank Miraglia Sterling Silver Modernist Necklace
Amish Hole in the Barn Door Crib Quilt: Circa 1920; Indiana
  Amish Hole in the Barn Door Crib Quilt: Circa 1920; Indiana   Sold

This Hole in the Barn Door Indiana Amish crib quilt was obviously treasured as it is as crisp and fresh as when it was made 100 years ago. A lengthy note sewn to the reverse describes its history. It was made by Fannie Miller (Hochstetler) who was born in Nappanee, Indiana in 1896. She made it for her son Harvey who was born October 1, 1922. When the quilt left the family, it was sold to David Pottinger, one of the earliest historians and collectors of midWest Amish quilts. The fabrics are... Click for details

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