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Emilia Castillo Silver and Gold Large Cuff Bracelet   $1,600   

This wide sterling silver and 24 karat gold cuff bracelet has tremendous impact. The body of the bracelet is sterling silver with a patchwork of squares of 24 karat gold. The bracelet is 2 inches wide. It measures 2 1/2 inches in diameter which can be adjusted to a slightly larger or smaller size. This bracelet makes a bold statement for a man or woman. It weighs a hefty 138 grams.      
  
Emilia Castillo Silver and Gold Large Cuff Bracelet
Fred Davis Sterling Box with Onyx Face: Circa 1940
  Fred Davis Sterling Box with Onyx Face: Circa 1940   $875

Handmade sterling silver box with a carved onyx face that is emblematic of the work of Fred Davis. Davis was the first person to promote Mexican folk art and jewelry, beginning work in Mexico City in the 1920's. This beautifully crafted box was probably made for cigarettes but would serve equally well for business cards or other small items. Hand hammer marks are intentionally visible on the inside with a smooth finish on the outside. The box measures 3 1 1/6" wide; 4 1/16" long and 5/16"... Click for details

Velvet String Stars Antique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $985  

The pattern; colors and fabrics make a striking and unusual String Stars quilt. It is made of richly colored velvets, some of which have patterning within them. Light colored embroidery around each block and star highlights that within. The quilt is a top and backing that have been heavily stitched together. While there is no distinct binding, it does appear to be finished as the edges have been sewn down. One could add a separate binding or turn the edge over to create one but neither is... Click for details
Velvet String Stars Antique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Patriotic LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1930's; Pennsylvania
  Patriotic LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1930's; Pennsylvania   $835.00

The red, white and blue color scheme gives this LeMoyne Stars a patriotic feel. Corner block stars repeating the small ones in the body of the quilt are a nice touch. Triple borders frame the stars well. It is quilted with cable patterns throughout. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. Measurements are 66" x 84". Pennsylvania origin; made 1930's.

Hector Aguilar Sterling Silver Links Necklace   $2,850  

Unusual pear shaped sterling silver necklace by Hector Aguilar. The hallmark dates it to the time between 1948 and 1962. Each link is 1 1/4 inches long and 3/4 inch at its widest. Rivets are both decorative and functional as they allow the links to swivel making it very comfortable to wear. The necklace is 17 1/2 inches long with an invisible clasp that is perfectly integrated into the design of the necklace. Hector Aguilar is well known as one of the important mid 20th century designers of... Click for details
Hector Aguilar Sterling Silver Links Necklace
Snail's Trail Antique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Snail's Trail Antique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $825

Snail's Trail is the perfect name for this curlicue design. The more one looks at it, the more one sees the strong positive/ negative effect. The quilt is a beautiful soft shade of medium blue. It is well quilted with a variety of patterns that include circles; diamonds and teardrop shaped elements. Measurements are 82" x 90", large enough for a queen or king size bed. Condition is excellent. Pennsylvania origin; made circa 1920.

Tumbling Blocks Antique Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $965  

Tumbling Blocks (aka Baby Blocks) is one of the most three dimensional of quilt patterns. As is often the case, in addition to the cubes, one also sees 6 point stars. The use of solid colors in the middle makes the star especially prominent in this quilt. The pattern is made with a tremendous selection of fabrics from the 1870's and 80's, most of which are prints. The border and backing are "double blue" calico seen most often in southeastern Pennsylvania. The entire backing is made of this... Click for details
Tumbling Blocks Antique Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Wheel of Fortune Antique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Wheel of Fortune Antique Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $895

This unusual octagon stars quilt goes by the name of Wheel of Fortune. Puss in the Corner blocks are set between the main blocks, all of which are done in a beautiful, soft shade of medium blue. The octagons are quilted with designs of circular wreaths filled with small squares. The border and sashing are done with double rows of straight lines. A thin blue edging nicely outlines the entire pattern. The quilt measures 68 inches square. It has been professionally laundered and is in spotless... Click for details

Broderie Perse Album Quilt: Circa 1845; Baltimore, Maryland   $24,500  

This broderie perse (chintz applique) quilt is as grand as they come. Each block is a finely detailed floral motif, some including birds, with a cross stitched name in the tiniest of stitches. Several of the names include locations, most of which are Baltimore but also showing Alabama; New York; Pennsylvania and England. One can only speculate as to how the quilt found its way to a contributor across the pond. Dated blocks are from 1845. The surnames most often seen are Stewart; ... Click for details
Broderie Perse Album Quilt: Circa 1845; Baltimore, Maryland
Marie Webster Magpie Rose Antique Quilt; Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Marie Webster Magpie Rose Antique Quilt; Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $1,975

This Basket of Flowers quilt is one of the finest examples I have seen of a 20th century quilt. To say that the quilting is masterful is an understatement. The minuscule stitches are 18 to the inch. The feathered design throughout the border as well as around the full flowers appears to be trapunto but on close examination one can see that it is not. The interior field is quilted with a small diamond pattern and triple rows of parallel straight lines outside the field. Double rows of quilting... Click for details

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