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Caesar's Crown Quilt: Circa 1850; Maryland   $2,850   

This is an elegant example of a Caesar's Crown quilt. It is extremely finely quilted with a feather border and floral motifs throughout. The teal blue/green and reddish/brown prints are "dressier" than many of the more traditional reds and greens. The sawtooth border in a lighter color sets it all off well. Some might want this washed but it is not imperative. The small spots could certainly be removed with a bath and the already dense quilting would appear even more prominent. That said, to my... Click for details      
  
Caesar's Crown Quilt: Circa 1850; Maryland
Sawtooth Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  Sawtooth Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $2,675

This beautiful Sawtooth quilt also goes by the name of Birds in the Air. A large triangle is surrounded by smaller ones in a well combined group of three printed fabrics. The light yellow contrasting with the stronger red gives the fluttering appearance of birds in flight. The quilt is in outstanding, unwashed condition. The white triangles are quilted with half wreaths and leaves. It is very finely pieced with a tiny binding of the back turned over to the front. Measurements are 90" x 92".... Click for details

Eduardo Herrera Oxidized Silver Bracelet   $1,750  

Dramatic, articulated bracelet by Mexican architect turned jeweler, Eduardo Herrera. He oxidizes the surface of the 950 silver (higher quality than sterling) to create the black surface. The multiple links make it surprisingly fluid and comfortable to wear. The bracelet measures 8 inches in wearable length and 1 3/4 inches wide. The multiple rivets seen on the back demonstrate the care and intricacy with which the bracelet is made. The bracelet is sold in a wood box custom made by Herrera.
Eduardo Herrera Oxidized Silver Bracelet
Chimney Sweep Quilt: Circa 1850; New York
  Chimney Sweep Quilt: Circa 1850; New York   $1,450

This Chimney Sweep quilt is a friendship quilt in which the center of each block is signed. More unusual is that it is also a charm quilt in that none of the fabrics are repeated. Perhaps each signer was asked to provide his or her own fabric. They are all beautiful, mid 19th century prints. The quilt is in excellent condition. It measures 76" x 88". Names on the quilt include: Temperance M Gordon; Lydia Gordon; Platt Wickes; Joel Wickes; Cramer Reeve;Dorothy Moore; John Moore; Eliza Miller;... Click for details

Embroidered Patriotic Eagle Summer Spread: Dated 1845; New England   Sold  

This embroidered summer spread is an American rarity. It is centered with an eagle from whose mouth is a flowing banner with the words E pluribus unum. Above the eagle is the name Mrs. M.T. Branch. Below the eagle is the date 1845 and Hopkinton. There is a town of Hopkinton in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Graceful pots and branches of flowers surround the eagle. The spread has cut corners for a four poster bed, a feature often found in New England bedcovers. It measures 84 inches... Click for details
Embroidered Patriotic Eagle Summer Spread: Dated 1845; New England
Leaves Quilt with Stuffed Berries: Circa 1890
  Leaves Quilt with Stuffed Berries: Circa 1890   $1,585

One might argue as to what type of leaf this quilt is meant to depict. Two possibilities are sweet gum and marijuana. In any case, the quilt forms a wonderful abstract pattern that includes small stuffed appliqued berries. It is is an unusual combination of fine and funky. The quilt is stitched with concentric arcs. The combination of quilting pattern and very slight thickness to the batting lead me to believe it is of Southern origin. It was probably made in the late 19th century. The green... Click for details

Tiffany Brass Desk Clock   $275  

Brass desk clock by Tiffany with Roman numerals. On the back is the inscription "Linda A. Fritts in Recognition of 25 Years of Service Dow Lohnes April 27, 2006". The clock measures 3 1/2 inches tall and 3 1/2 inches wide across the base. Swiss made; quartz movement has newly replaced battery.
Tiffany Brass Desk Clock
Applique Crib Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  Applique Crib Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   Sold

To the best of my knowledge, this appliqued and reverse appliqued crib quilt is an original pattern. Imaginative as well as literal leaves surround a large central motif. The quilt is professionally mounted on a stretcher that measures 42 1/2 inches square. Cleverly, it is hinged and can be folded in half for ease of transportation. The colors have an overall softness to them. The quilt is illustrated on page 63 of Sandi Fox's Revised edition of "Small Endearments", a copy of which is... Click for details

Tiffany Sterling Silver and Enamel Shrimp Earrings   $695  

Very stylish, chunky shrimp earrings by Tiffany in sterling silver and red enamel. The earrings measure 1 1/8" long and 3/4" wide. Backs are clips. Made circa 1990's; excellent condition.
Tiffany Sterling Silver and Enamel Shrimp Earrings
French Reversible Whole Cloth/ Paisley Quilt
  French Reversible Whole Cloth/ Paisley Quilt   $1,800

Classical French Provencal quilt that is totally reversible. The solid red side highlights the beautiful quilting consisting of alternating rows of cables and floral medallions. The reverse side features beautiful printed paisley fabric. The quilt measures 78" x 88", larger and more practical for a bed that these quilts usually are. Made circa 1870; pristine condition.

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