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Inscribed and Dated 1845 Wedding Quilt; New Jersey   $3,400   

This overwhelming wedding quilt is made of Variable Star blocks, each a different red printed fabric. All of the blocks are signed with names from New Jersey. The center Compass block has a detailed inked inscription that reads "Samuel C Deacon Mary A Deacon 1846 As we have got married and the most of you are not I hope you will not long tarry in making up the plot Mary A Bodine and Samuel C Deacon was married the 18th day of December 1845 February 4th 1846". Additional drawings and... Click for details      
  
Inscribed  and Dated 1845 Wedding Quilt; New Jersey
Amish Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1930; Oklahoma
  Amish Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1930; Oklahoma   $1,675

This Amish Chinese Coins quilt was made by Mrs. John A. Yoder (Barbara) who was born in Aberdeen, Mississippi in 1885. In 1905 she moved to Oklahoma where this quilt was made about 1930. It was purchased in 1984 by David Pottinger, one of the early collectors and scholars about Amish quilts. Rarely does one have such specific information about the maker of an Amish quilt. In 1996 it was shown in the Fowler Museum of Cultural History. While Mrs. Yoder was not the finest quilter, she had a very... Click for details

Mennonite Concentric Frames Quilt with Double Nine Patch; Circa 1880;   $1,975  

This striking quilt of concentric frames centered with a Double Nine Patch is so contemporary looking that it is difficult to believe it is some 145 years old. The strong, solid colors play well off one another and the Double Nine Patch center focuses the eye. The quilt is in excellent condition. The frames alternate quilting patterns of diamonds and cables.The front is all solid color cotton with a printed cotton for the backing. Measurements are 76 inches square. Lancaster County,... Click for details
Mennonite Concentric Frames Quilt with Double Nine Patch; Circa 1880;
One Patch Youth Size Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  One Patch Youth Size Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $875

This large size crib quilt might better be referred to as a youth quilt. It is an unusual size, measuring 54" x 46". It is comprised of beautiful, well blended brown prints from the 1870's and 1880's. It has a very light batting. Condition is excellent. Pennsylvania origin; last quarter of the 19th century.

Betty Cooke Modernist Sterling Silver Bird Brooch   $695  

Streamlined bird brooch by the nonagenarian Modernist designer, Betty Cooke. Cooke is known for her minimal designs that successfully convey the form she aims for. This bird measures 4 inches wide and 2 inches from the bottom of the wood branch on which it sits to the top of the head. It was probably made in the 1960's. Ninety six year old Cooke is considered one of the icons of the Modernist studio jewelry movement. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art.
Betty Cooke Modernist Sterling Silver Bird Brooch
Concentric Octagons Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
  Concentric Octagons Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $1,875

This stunning quilt of Concentric Octagons is a real eye dazzler. The Pinwheel center draws the eye to the heart of the bullseye. The fabrics are all prints with the exception of the solid red which adds to its prominence. The quilt is from the estate of Harriet Heffner in Limeport, Pennsylvania (Lehigh County). Measurements are 87 inches square. Excellent, probably unwashed condition.

Puss in the Corner Quilt: Dated 1841; Pennsylvania   $850  

This Puss in the Corner quilt (aka Improved Nine Patch) is made with a beautiful selection of early 19th century printed fabrics. The four corners use the same materials. Sewn to the quilt is a label with the name Martha Hershey Coppenhaffer and the date 1841. It is from the same family in York, Pennsylvania as the preceding listing, item #1429566. The interior of the quilt is in excellent condition. There is, however, wear to the border and backing. It is nicely quilted with pinwheels and... Click for details
Puss in the Corner Quilt: Dated 1841; Pennsylvania
Chintz Wholecloth Reversible Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
  Chintz Wholecloth Reversible Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania   $1,450

This beautiful early quilt is totally reversible. While the way the binding is sewn leads me to believe the maker intended the Bars to be the primary side, to my eye, the Wholecloth Chintz is preferable. It is sewn of three panels, each 24 1/2 inches wide with an extra 3 3/4 inches along one side. The shading of the various blue flowers is stunning. The Bars side is made of two fabrics. One is a tiny geometric print and the other is floral. Quilting is done with diamonds throughout. Condition... Click for details

Tane Silver Dots Bangle Bracelet   $455  

Chic and playful rubber and sterling silver bangle bracelet by Tane. The core of the bracelet is rubber that is completely covered with sterling silver dots. The combination of silver with the black is quite striking. The interior diameter of the bracelet is 2 1/2 inches. It fits a medium wrist. Tane has been known since the early 20th century as one of Mexico's finest silversmiths.
Tane Silver Dots Bangle Bracelet
Handmade Metal Woven Basket; Circa 1900
  Handmade Metal Woven Basket; Circa 1900   $345

Handmade lattice weave metal basket with beautiful patina. The basket measures 10 1/2 inches wide' 9 1/2 inches deep and 9 inches to the top of the handle. Condition is excellent. Probably made circa 1900.

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