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Economy Patch Quilt; Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $2,600   

This Economy Patch quilt is perfect in every way. The condition is exactly as it was when it was made nearly 150 years ago. The piecing is exquisite. In addition to the very small Economy Patch blocks, the maker finished the body of the quilt with Birds in the Air. Three corners have Evening Stars. The outer border is a Wild Goose Chase pattern with Four Patch corner blocks. The solid yellow used throughout is an unusual and very pleasing color. Measurements are 76" x 80". Lititz, Pennsylvania... Click for details      
  
Economy Patch Quilt; Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
Irish Chain Quilt; Dated 1875;Pennsylvania
  Irish Chain Quilt; Dated 1875;Pennsylvania   $595

Irish Chain is one of the most consistently popular quilt patterns. This example is made with an interesting indigo print of five point stars and small red circles. It's a material I have not seen previously. The off blocks are quilted with wreaths. The corner blocks are interesting in that they are variations of a Four Patch but not all the same. Whether or not this was intentional is difficult to know. The quilt is in excellent condition. Measurements are 68 inches square. An embroidered... Click for details

Stars in Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $575  

Soft colors make this Six Point Stars quilt perfect for sweet dreams. The stars are a combination of solid and printed fabrics set in hexagons. The background is a very light shade of lavender that makes the hexagonal blocks "pop". It is well quilted with four lobed pinwheels. The backing is also lavender making for a totally reversible quilt. Two opposing ends have scalloped edges. The quilt measures 75" to the widest part of the scallops x 93". Condition is excellent. Pennsylvania origin;... Click for details
Stars in Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1930
  New York Beauty Quilt: Circa 1930   $975

More than most patterns, New York Beauty has been made in the full range of detail from the very finest to the most crude. This falls somewhere in the middle. The overall effect of this is extremely dramatic, largely because of the unusual color combination. In addition, the sunbursts in the centers and placement of the pattern on a diagonal add to the strong effect. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. There are several inconsequential scuff marks that some might want removed but I... Click for details

Betty Cooke Gold Disc Earrings with Diamonds   $785  

Gold disc earrings highlighted with a diamond in each. They are 5/8" in diameter. The simplicity of the form is emblematic of the work of nonagenarian designer, Betty Cooke. Cooke is known as one of the seminal figures of the Modernist jewelry movement. Her work is in the Museum of Modern Art; The museum of Arts and Design and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. While not an exact set, the earrings would combine well with Cooke's choker necklace listed as item 1433712.
Betty Cooke Gold Disc Earrings with Diamonds
Betty Cooke Gold and Pearl Choker Necklace
  Betty Cooke Gold and Pearl Choker Necklace   $1,650

Gold and pearl choker necklace by Betty Cooke. Ninety six year old Betty Cooke is considered one of the icons of the Modernist studio jewelry movement. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Arts and Design and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. The necklace alternates groups of pearls with 14 karat gold tubing. The gold disc fits in a larger open circle as both a design element and the closure. The necklace measures 16 inches in length.

Amish Bars Doll Quilt; Circa 1930   Sold  

One can describe this mid-West Amish doll quilt as either a Bars or a Chinese Coins pattern. In either case, it is wonderfully "arty" in both design and colors. The quilt is made of wool and cotton. The binding is the backing turned over to the front. Measurements are 13" x 14 1/2". It is in excellent condition. Made circa 1930.
Amish Bars Doll Quilt; Circa 1930
Log Cabin Crib Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
  Log Cabin Crib Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $2,400

This single Log Cabin crib quilt could not be more dramatic. The diminishing size of the logs as they go toward the center focuses the eye and gives a lot of depth. Repetition of the solid colors used in the border and the interior adds to the cohesion of the design. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 39" x 41". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Pinwheel Stars Quilt" Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $875  

Both the colors and pattern make this Pinwheel Stars quilt especially crisp and fresh. The floral quilting patterns are a nice juxtaposition to the geometry of the pieced pattern. It is in excellent unused condition. Made with high quality cotton. Measurements are 82" x 85". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
Pinwheel Stars Quilt
Tiffany Shell Earrings in Eighteen Karat Gold
  Tiffany Shell Earrings in Eighteen Karat Gold   $1,285

Delicate 18 karat gold earrings by Tiffany in the form of seashells. They ribs alternate in height creating a nice reflection of light. The earrings measure 9/16" in width and length. Backs are posts and clips. Made circa 2000.

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