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Sampler Crib Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania   $4,000   

One does not often find full size 19th century sampler quilts but those made in the 19th century are as scarce as hen's teeth. The nine blocks of this fine example are beautifully set off on a solid red ground. It is very well pieced. The border has a cable quilting pattern and double straight lines throughout the sashing. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. There is a spot about the size of a pea on one of the bars of the Joseph's Coat block but nothing else to mention. The backing... Click for details      
  
Sampler Crib Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania
Patricia Von Musulin Sterling Silver  Earrings
  Patricia Von Musulin Sterling Silver Earrings   $450

Both pairs of sterling silver earrings are by New York designer, Patricia Von Musulin. Earrings on the top have a hammered finish on the larger part of the swirl and smooth on top. They measure 3/4” x 1”. Clip backs can be converted to posts. The bottom pair has a gloss finish throughout. They measure 5/8” x 1”. Clip backs can also be converted to posts. Both pairs of earrings are in excellent condition. They were made circa 2000. Von Musulin’s work is in the permanent... Click for details

One Patch Straight Furrows Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $495  

This One Patch Doll Quilt has the colors arranged to create a diagonal Straight Furrows pattern which is usually seen in Log Cabins. Each block is approximately 1 1/8" to a side with a nice variety of light and dark printed fabrics. One of them is especially interesting as it looks like the triangles of a Wild Goose Chase quilt pattern.The backing is an interesting printed fabric not seen on the front. The quilt is in excellent condition. It measures 9" x 11". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania... Click for details
One Patch Straight Furrows Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Broderie Perse Chintz Applique Quilt: Circa 1830; Maryland
  Broderie Perse Chintz Applique Quilt: Circa 1830; Maryland   $7,300

The needlework is exceptionally fine on this Broderie Perse chintz center medallion quilt. The applique is delicately stitched, although it is interesting to note that the maker took a slight shortcut by not precisely outlining the cut out of the chintz motifs. Other than that, she spared no effort. The quilting is of the the best quality. Stitches are tiny and abundant. It is filled with flowers; leaves; wreaths and pineapples in the corners. The quilt has been professionally laundered and... Click for details

Sterling Silver Scribble Earrings   Sold  

Handmade sterling silver earrings that look like scribble drawings. They are framed with circles around which are coiled the silver making up the interior. The earrings have post backs. They measure one inch in diameter.
Sterling Silver Scribble Earrings
Carpenter Square Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Carpenter Square Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,150

It is not always clear as to how quilt names originated. In the case of the Carpenter's Square, one can see that the pattern relates to the use of geometric tools. The pattern was first used in the 19th century but is very contemporary in appearance. This example has five complex, overlapping blocks. The white off blocks are well quilted with feather patterns. The quilt measures 71" x 75". Made circa 1880; Pennsylvania origin; excellent condition.

Nine Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $525  

This Nine Patch doll quilt is well scaled and crafted. Each patch measures about 5/8" to a side. It is made of a beautiful collection of printed fabrics with solid red in the center of each block. It is not densely quilted but the stitches are tiny.The backing is a print with flowers and birds with a nest of eggs. It is brought over to the front to create the binding. Measurements are 10 1/4 inches square. It is in pristine, unwashed condition. Pennsylvania origin; last quarter of the 19th... Click for details
Nine Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Mennonite Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Mennonite Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,685

This Lancaster County Mennonite Baskets quilt is unusual for the small scale of the baskets. Each measures 4 inches tall and is filled with triangles. The off blocks are quilted with cross patterns and cable in the border. The handles are machine appliqued, as is often the case. Everything else is hand sewn.The small scale zigzag inner border is a wonderful complement to the baskets. The background color is a slightly dusty green. The same fabric is used for the entire backing. It is an unusual... Click for details

Center Medallion Chintz Crib Quilt: Circa 1820   Sold  

Early block printed chintz center medallion crib quilt. The central panel is a lush basket of fruit; flowers and a bird. The border is a very graceful print of flowers and leaves. The backing, shown in second thumbnail image, is also pieced. The bands on the edges are an Oriental motif with human figures. The fabrics are block printed. There is fading to both sides that is even so it is not offensive to the eye. The fabrics are in excellent condition. Measurements are 39" x 40". Found... Click for details
Center Medallion Chintz Crib Quilt: Circa 1820
Patricia Von Musulin Sterling Silver Cubes Ring
  Patricia Von Musulin Sterling Silver Cubes Ring   $650

This dramatic crossover ring was made by New York jeweler, Patricia Von Musulin who is known for her bold, strong designs. In this ring, two cubes crossover each other with a band that is tapered as it approaches the cubes. The ring is size 7 1/2; it can be modified to smaller or larger. The ring weighs a substantial 41 grams. The cubes are 1 inch from front to back. Von Musulin's signature is visible but too light to show in thumbnail photo. Her work is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art... Click for details

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