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Hourglass Crib Quilt: Circa 1890   $395   

This Hourglass crib quilt can be seen as several different patterns. There is the diagonal design in which the indigo triangles make up the bow tie. Alternatively, the primary pattern can be seen as the indigo Four Patch with the light triangles making up the Hourglasses. The binding is the back turned over to the front. While every indication is that it has been this way for many years, it is odd that on one edge, pieces of each block seem to be cut off. This is visible in thumbnail... Click for details      
  
Hourglass Crib Quilt: Circa 1890
Hector Aguilar Sterling Silver Armadillo Bracelet
  Hector Aguilar Sterling Silver Armadillo Bracelet   $1,475

Hector Aguilar made famous the Armadillo design in which he put together in various combinations convex silver plaques, each with a raised circle. Unlike most examples, in this bracelet the silver plaques do not overlap and are placed on a suede band measuring 1 1/4 inches wide and 6 3/8 inches long. With the inclusion of the buckle, the bracelet has a wearable length of just under 7 inches. The hallmark dates the bracelet to the 1940's. The simplicity of the design makes this bracelet... Click for details

Birds in the Air Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $950  

Dramatic version of a Birds in the Air crib quilt done in a dark green calico. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. Continued use of the triangles to create the sawtooth border was an excellent choice. The white triangles are quilted with squares and the border with double diagonal lines. Measurements are 31" x 36". Pennsylvania origin; Circa 1880.
Birds in the Air Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Lone Star Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Lone Star Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $485

This Lone Star (aka Texas Star or Star of Bethlehem) doll quilt is a terrific miniature. Rarely does one see a small one in this pattern. The quilt measures 23 1/2 inches square. Because it is square, it would look especially good if hung on point. It is well quilted with floral medallions in the corners around the Star; cable in the pink border and diagonal lines in the outer border. The front is in spotless condition. There are scattered small orange spots on the back that do not show... Click for details

Octagons Quilt: Circa 1850; Virginia   $1,650  

The primary pattern is clearly one of Octagons but the joining of the blocks creates secondary patterns of Hourglasses and Stars. This early quilt is made of two indigo prints. Quilting is done in diagonal lines. Two opposing ends have sawtooth borders. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in very good condition. With careful examination, one can see weaknesses in some of the brown flower centers in the blue used for the body of the quilt. Measurements are 88" x 94". It is odd... Click for details
Octagons Quilt: Circa 1850; Virginia
Fred Davis Sterling and Amethyst Necklace
  Fred Davis Sterling and Amethyst Necklace   $4,200

This silver and amethyst circles necklace by Fred Davis is one of his iconic designs. What makes this example stand out is the exceptional size. It is much larger than the standard. Each round disc is 1 1/2 inches in diameter making for a very dramatic and imposing necklace. It is 23 1/2 inches in length. The necklace was made in the 1940's. The work of Fred Davis is included in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and has been written about extensively by scholar Penny... Click for details

Pennsylvania Album Quilt: Circa 1860   $24,000  

Signed Album Quilt combining traditional with whimsical blocks. At first glance, one does not recognize that it is laid out symmetrically with the same blocks in each corner and middle outer blocks. The center panel with appliqued hearts in hands and arrows has many inked signatures that include the names: John Boyer; Sarah Russell;Henry Pressel; Edgar P Newman; Mary A Proud George Carson and Rozanne Evans. Every block has at least one inked name. Some of them have been located in and around... Click for details
Pennsylvania Album Quilt: Circa 1860
Hector Aguilar Large Silver Armadillo Belt Buckle
  Hector Aguilar Large Silver Armadillo Belt Buckle   $1,695

This unusually large Armadillo belt buckle by Hector Aguilar would suit a man or woman equally well. It measures 5 9/16" in width and 2 9/16" in height. It consists of five sterling silver plaques that are held together by rivets that allow for flexibility. The buckle is accompanied by a custom made leather strap that is not original. It measures 29 1/2 inches in wearable length. The strap widens to 3 3/8" at the back. The buckle can accommodate any strap up to 1 3/8 inches in width. Aguilar... Click for details

Hector Aguilar Silver and Onyx Cuff Bracelet   $1,800  

Unusual cuff bracelet by silver master, Hector Aguilar. The bracelet alternates five cabochon onyx stones with stylized silver X's. The X's, as well as the rope banding on top and bottom, are oxidized to carry through the black of the onyx stones. The bracelet is 1 9/16" from front to back. It has an inner circumference of 6 1/4" with an opening of one inch. A capable jeweler can compress or expand the size to fit many size wrists on a woman or man. Hallmark dates to the 1940's. Aguilar's work... Click for details
Hector Aguilar Silver and Onyx Cuff Bracelet
Blazing Star Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  Blazing Star Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $2400.00

This star variation quilt comes closest to the patterns known as Blazing Star; Mother's Delight and Northern Lights. Regardless of the name, the use of two different length diamonds creates a pattern much like a compass. The quilt is in pristine, un-used condition. The green blocks are quilted with feathered wreaths. The border is a floral chintz with the glaze fully intact. The backing is a stunning blue and brown print. The quilt can be reversed to this side to have two very different,... Click for details

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