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Double X Quilt: Pennsylvania; Circa 1870's   $1,185   

This Double X quilt pattern is also known as Old Maid's Puzzle. The example offered is done in a deep indigo calico with a print of tiny double dots. The unusual deep chevron border is of the same material. It is very well quilted with feathered wreaths in each of the off blocks. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 75" x 83". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.      
  
Double X Quilt: Pennsylvania; Circa 1870's
Waist Pocket and Sewing Bag; Circa 1830; New England
  Waist Pocket and Sewing Bag; Circa 1830; New England   $295.00

These are two unusually pristine early bags. On the left is a drawstring bag in an unusual polished cotton print. Measurements are 7 1/4 inches wide x 8 inches long. Price is $265. The waist pocket on the right is 13 1/4" long x 10 1/4" at the widest. It is all the same fabric with the exception of the bindings. It has a muslin backing. Price is $695.

Drunkard's Patch Mennonite Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,435  

This Mennonite Drunkard's Path quilt is truly an eye dazzler. It certainly lives up to its name of Drunkard's Path. The quilt is very well crafted with the quilting adding great texture to the piece. The diamond inner border is a nice introduction of a totally different shape. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 80" x 82". Lititz, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Drunkard's Patch Mennonite Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Cockscomb and Currants Quilt:Dated 1864; Ohio
  Cockscomb and Currants Quilt:Dated 1864; Ohio   $10,600.00

This Cockscomb (aka Coxcomb) and Currants quilt is densely quilted and appliqued. The white areas are filled with trapunto (stuffed work) patterns of flowers and leaves. Two opposing corners have appliqued birds. The scalloped edge is another indication of the care and detail with which this fine piece was made. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Faint inked writing is partially legible along two opposite edges. One can see that it was a birthday present dated... Click for details

Floral Bouquet Quilt: Circa 1930; Illinois   $675  

This floral bouquet quilt has the pixilated look often seen in the designs of quilt designer, Anne Orr (1875- 1946). Orr was the needlework editor of Good Housekeeping magazine for 20 years, beginning in 1921. In the late 20's, she added traditional quilt patterns to her offerings and by the 1930's, she began designing her own patterns as well. Orr patterns are usually solid colors and use geometric pieces to create floral designs. This quilt measures 74" x 80". The green in the central frame... Click for details
Floral Bouquet Quilt: Circa 1930; Illinois
Feathered Star Crib Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania
  Feathered Star Crib Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania   $3,850

This stunning Feathered Stars crib quilt has the additional feature of being reversible. The front side is a group of both Feathered and Evening Stars in a wonderful variety of red prints. They are set on a solid glazed blue cotton. The front is in spotless condition. The reverse is a triangles pattern done with two different prints (one with a glaze) and the same solid blue as on the other side. There is one smudge in the center diamond. The quilt measures 42" x 43 1/2". Pennsylvania origin;... Click for details

Glazed Chintz Wholecloth Quilt: Circa 1840;Mass.   $2,975  

This glazed chintz Wholecloth quilt is as crisp as the day it was made some 160 years ago. It was certainly packed away and did not see the light of day. The printed fabric consists of rows of floral bouquets. It is probably English. It is unusual that such an elegant front has a very plain cotton backing. It is quilted with chevron patterns throughout. The quilt measures 96" x 98". It is from the Plumer Humphreys Barton family, one of the first settlers of Newbury, Massachusetts. Made circa... Click for details
Glazed Chintz Wholecloth Quilt: Circa 1840;Mass.
Hector Aguilar Silver and Wood Flatware Set
  Hector Aguilar Silver and Wood Flatware Set   $8,500

This stunning flatware set by Mexican designer, Hector Aguilar, is made of sterling silver and rosewood. The 28 pieces consist of: 4 dinner knives; 4 dinner forks; 4 dessert forks; 4 soup spoons; 4 butter knives and 8 teaspoons. All are in excellent condition. The pieces have two different Aguilar marks shown in thumbnail photos. The set dates to the 1950's.

Variable Stars Quilt: Circaa 1830's; New York   $2,400  

This Variable Stars quilt is made with a wonderful grouping of indigo and pink printed fabrics that combine beautifully together. The border is a pillar print. Each of the white blocks is well stitched with a different pattern to create a quilting sampler. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 77" x 92". New York State origin with family history available. Made circa 1830's.
Variable Stars Quilt: Circaa 1830's; New York
Sampler Quilt signed Cooper Union:Circa 1860's; New York
  Sampler Quilt signed Cooper Union:Circa 1860's; New York   $4,200

This unusual Sampler Quilt has an embroidered inscription saying "School of Design Engraving Class Cooper Union". Th unusual size (54" x 88") as well as the inscription are indications that it was made purely as a presentation piece. Oral history states that it belonged to Samuel Willard Bridgham (born 1813 in Providence, RI and died 1870 in NY). From its inception, Bridgham became very involved with the US Sanitary Commission. Their office was at 10 Cooper Union. Unfortunately, I have not yet... Click for details

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