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Turkey Tracks Quilt with Flags: Circa 1880; New York   Sold   

This Turkey Tracks quilt is wonderfully combined with corner blocks of flags and stars. The flags are well made with a curved end to indicate that they are in the breeze. The swag and tassel border is an elegant finish. The quilting alternates between blocks with squares and diamonds. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 82" x 84". New York State origin; circa 1880.      
  
Turkey Tracks Quilt with Flags: Circa 1880; New York
Album Patch Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
  Album Patch Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania   $2,950

This is an elegant version of an Album Patch (aka Chimney Sweep) quilt done in a glorious grouping of fabrics from the second quarter of the 19th century. The binding is a hand loomed tape. The center is signed with the name Martha Harper. She was from Yardley, Pennsylvania; born in 1807. The fabric used for the diagonal sashing and border looks to be pieced but is actually one blue and brown printed material. The quilt is in excellent condition. There are several light water marks on the back... Click for details

Baskets Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,650  

Several features make this Baskets Crib Quilt especially appealing. The Baskets are well scaled, measuring just 4 inches tall. The scalloped border is something not often seen in 19th century quilts. The triple diagonal sashing adds nice movement enhanced by the diamonds and squares in the border. Measurements are 42" in width and 41" in length. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Made circa 1880's; Pennsylvania origin.
Baskets Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Wagon Wheels Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Wagon Wheels Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,800

This Wagon Wheels quilt has the finest quilting imaginable. The white ground is filled with swirling, intersecting feathers. The center white border is also done with a feather pattern flanked by chevrons in both red borders. Quilting of this quality is not often seen but particularly not in a straightforward pattern like this. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. There is one tiny smudge about the size of a pea that seems to be from the pencil marks outlining the... Click for details

Sewing Roll Up Huswif; Connecticut; Circa 1850   $975  

This exquisite huswif sewing pocket is made of a beautiful grouping of printed fabrics from the second quarter of the 19th century. Each pocket and the border are different materials. They are all in perfect condition. The pocket measures 4 inches wide and 11 1/2 inches long. It is accompanied by a family history indicating it was from the home of Martha and Joshua Marcy who lived in Woodstock, Connecticut.
Sewing Roll Up Huswif; Connecticut; Circa 1850
Caesar's Crown Quilt: Circa 1850; Maryland
  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

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
Sawtooth Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
Eduardo Herrera Oxidized Silver Bracelet
  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.

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
Chimney Sweep Quilt: Circa 1850; New York
Embroidered Patriotic Eagle Summer Spread: Dated 1845; New England
  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

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