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Cartier Sterling Silver Necklace/ Belt   $975   

This Cartier sterling silver necklace is beautiful; unusual and versatile. It can be worn several different ways as a necklace, some of which are shown in thumbnail photos. It can also be tied as a belt. It measures 41 inches long and 3/8" wide. Three rows of silver are braided to make a very supple length. Stamped Cartier 925 (sterling silver). Probably made in the 1960's. Condition is excellent.      
  
Cartier Sterling Silver Necklace/ Belt
Album/Sampler Quilt: Circa 1885; New York
  Album/Sampler Quilt: Circa 1885; New York   $6,800

This unusual Album/Sampler quilt was made in the 1880's in the area of Rhinebeck, New York. The probable maker is Mary Mosher whose name is in the center block. Each of the blocks has an embroidered name. Extensive information is available about each of the individuals included on the quilt. In several instances, the block pattern corresponds with the person's vocation. Nelson Haver, for instance, was a banker and real estate broker. His block depicts a bank. Alonzo Mosher raised horses and... Click for details

Sterling Silver and Amber Modernist Bracelets   $975  

This is a pair of Modernist fraternal twin bracelets of silver and amber. They are made by the same hand; have the same material and size but slightly different in design. The bracelets measure 15/16" wide and 7 13/16" in wearable length. They are marked Sterling and signed but I am not familiar with the maker's mark. Made circa 1950's. Priced at $975. for the pair.
Sterling Silver and Amber Modernist Bracelets
Rose Wreath Quilt: Circa 1860; West Virginia
  Rose Wreath Quilt: Circa 1860; West Virginia   $2,200

This traditional Rose Wreath pattern is exquisitely quilted. It has a variety of floral patterns in the center of the wreaths and undulating vines separating the blocks. All are done in tiny stitches. The graceful border seems to hug the wreaths. It has been washed in its lifetime so the red is ever so slightly softened in color. The fabrics are strong and intact. Measurements are 82" x 83". Wheeling, West Virginia origin; circa 1860.

Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver Thumbnail Bracelets   $1,675  

Offered for sale are two hefty Antonio Pineda Thumbprint bracelets - one in the standard size and one in the more unusual larger size. Both are in excellent, vintage condition. They were made in the 1950's. Both bracelets are 970 silver which is more pure than the sterling standard. The smaller of the two is one inch in height and 7 9/16" in length. The larger is 1 1/8" tall although it appears considerably more massive than the standard size. It is difficult to measure precisely because... Click for details
Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver Thumbnail Bracelets
Princess Feather Quilt: New York
  Princess Feather Quilt: New York   $1,275

This is an unusual version of a Princess Feather quilt with two striking borders. Each Feather has a unique six lobed floral applique coming off the center eight lobed medallion. The quilt is made of several different solid red fabrics. It is quilted with double diamonds in the body; diagonal rows in the inner border and arced designs in the outer border. There are several small, unobtrusive patches in the border. What it lacks in fine technique it more than makes up for in design. New York... Click for details

Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver Belt Buckle   $295.00  

Streamlined three dimensional belt buckle by the late Mexican designer, Antonio Pineda. The Modernist design flares to the far end. Each element consists of two sides that are raised to a peak. The buckle measures 1 1/2 inches wide and 1 3/8 inches tall . It accommodates a 3/4 inch belt. The buckle is suitable for a man or woman. It is well hallmarked with Antonio's crown and the design number. The work of Antonio Pineda is included in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County... Click for details
Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver Belt Buckle
Princess Feather and Eagles Summer Spread Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.
  Princess Feather and Eagles Summer Spread Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.   $975

This patriotic quilt of Eagles and Stars is an unusual combination with the Princess Feather center medallion. The star in the center of the Princess Feather is a clever way to integrate the two elements. This is a summer spread - that is a top and back with no batting. It is outline quilted on the applique elements. It is in unwashed condition. There are several small spots of color loss on the bottom of one of the eagles but no other condition apologies. Measurements are 67" x 69".... Click for details

Pots of Flowers Stuffed Applique Quilt: Circa 1850   $34,000  

This four block Pots of Flowers quilt is over the top both in terms of design and execution. The flowers; leaves; stems and chain sashing are all heavily stuffed applique. Finely detailed embroidery outlines the applique. Exuberant does not begin to describe the dense design that is so full it has something of an abstract look. The quilt has similarities to the work of Baltimore quilt maker known as Designer Three. Her quilts, as well as this piece, are intense in design and padded applique.... Click for details
Pots of Flowers Stuffed Applique Quilt: Circa 1850
William Spratling Caviar Bracelets
  William Spratling Caviar Bracelets   $1,675

Offered for sale are two Caviar bracelets by silver master, William Spratling. Both are in excellent condition and measure 7 3/4 inches in length and 1 1/2 inches in circumference. The beads are handmade. The clasps are incorporated into the design so as to be virtually invisible. The example on the left alternates silver and copper beads. It has Spratling's mark dating from 1964 - 1967. It has a safety chain. The price is $1675. The all silver bracelet on the left has Spratling's mark from... Click for details

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