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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      
  
Broderie Perse Chintz Applique Quilt: Circa 1830; Maryland
Frank Miraglia Sterling Silver Modernist Necklace
  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.

Four Stars Patchwork Crib Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania   On Hold  

This crib quilt with groups of four Lemoyne Stars goes by either the name Four Stars Patchwork or Diamonds in the Corners. Setting the stars on point gives a nice swirling movement to the pattern. The quilt measures 32 1/2 inches square. It is in pristine, unwashed condition with the pencil marks still visible. It is quilted with diagonal lines. Pennsylvania origin; made circa 1880's.
Four Stars Patchwork Crib Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania
Amish Hole in the Barn Door Crib Quilt: Circa 1920; Indiana
  Amish Hole in the Barn Door Crib Quilt: Circa 1920; Indiana   $1,850

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

William Spratling Sterling Silver and Amethyst Bracelet   $3,400  

Rare, early sterling with amethyst bracelet by silver master, William Spratling. The bracelet has a raised, striated silver design throughout that terminates with two pear shaped cabochon amethysts. On either side of them are three graduated size round amethysts. The bracelet is hinged and has a pin closure. Maker's mark dates it to the period between 1940 - 1946. An identical bracelet of this design recently sold at auction for $6000. William Spratling was the father of the Mexican silver... Click for details
William Spratling Sterling Silver and Amethyst Bracelet
Mennonite Log Cabin/Star Crib Quilt; Circa 1910
  Mennonite Log Cabin/Star Crib Quilt; Circa 1910   $975

This unusual Mennonite Log Cabin crib quilt has an equally prominent secondary pattern of an Eight Pointed Star. The red center of each block is often believed to represent the fire in the hearth. The front of the quilt is made of wool with a cotton sateen backing. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 37" x 38"; made circa 1900. The border is an olive green/ brown color.

One Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,285  

The giant X makes a standout of this One Patch crib quilt. Within the One Patches are four Nine Patch blocks giving even more interest to the movement of the eye around the quilt. It is in pristine; unwashed condition. Measurements are 40 inches square. The use of a Bars pattern for the backing is indicative of the quilt's southeastern Pennsylvania origin. Made circa 1880.
One Patch  Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Rose of Sharon Crib Quilt: Circa 1870;Pennsylvania
  Rose of Sharon Crib Quilt: Circa 1870;Pennsylvania   $1,600

There are innumerable variations of the floral applique pattern. This comes closest to Rose of Sharon or Whig Rose but, as is often the case, it is not a standard pattern. Tulip shaped leaves coming from the central flower are an unusual touch. Most original are the appliques to either side of the central flower and the wonderful undulating appliqued border. The red is a solid color and green is a very fine calico print. The quilt is an unusual size - measuring 30" x 40 1/2". It is nicely... Click for details

Postage Stamp Philadelphia Pavement Quilt: Circa 1930's; Pennsylvania   $1,185  

Beautifully crafted and thoughtfully planned Philadelphia Pavement quilt with postage stamp size pieces. Each square measures about 3/4". The condition is as crisp as the day it was made nearly 100 years ago. The colors blend perfectly together and the inclusion of a white row in each block makes it all even more fresh and crisp in appearance. The prairie point (folded triangles) border is a nice finishing edge. Measurements are 85 inches square to the tips of the triangles. Pennsylvania... Click for details
Postage Stamp Philadelphia Pavement Quilt: Circa 1930's; Pennsylvania
Amish Evening Stars Crib Quilt: Circa 1920
  Amish Evening Stars Crib Quilt: Circa 1920   $1,850

Richly colored, beautiful Evening Stars Amish crib quilt that is probably from Western Pennsylvania. The deep indigo ground perfectly offsets the salmon colored stars. The quilt is in pristine condition. Measurements are 37" x 44'. It is all cotton including the gray backing that is turned over to create the machine sewn binding. The quilting is all done by hand with a pattern of squares and diagonal lines in the border. Made circa 1920.

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