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Tumbling Blocks Hooked Rug: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $625   

Tumbling Blocks (aka Baby Blocks) is a pattern more often seen as a quilt than a rug but in either case, it is a wonderfully three dimensional design. This example is made of wool. The browns and tans are solid colors and the red has a nice variegation. Measurements are 28" x 38". The impact is equally effective whether vertical or horizontal. Condition is excellent. There are two tiny repairs to the burlap binding on the short ends. They do not show through on the front. Made circa... Click for details      
  
Tumbling Blocks Hooked Rug: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
Sterling Ring and Earrings by Minas
  Sterling Ring and Earrings by Minas   $735.00

This large size sterling silver ring and earring set was made by Minas (Minas Spiridis), Greek jeweler since the 1970's. His work is characterized by fluid, streamlined designs. Minas died in April, 2020 at the age of 82. The diagonal stripe design is sterling and what I believe to be a gold wash. The ring is 1 3/16 inches in length and 13/16" in width. It is size 6 1/2 and can easily be sized up or down. Condition is excellent. Price is $435. The earrings are 1 1/4" long and 7/8" wide. Clip... Click for details

William Spratling Sterling and Wood Duck Master Salt   $725  

True, William Spratling favored themes that included duck bills and frequently combined wood with his silver designs. Never have I seen, though, this particular combination in which three duck bills form the ornamental base of a master salt. The piece is 2 1/4 inches tall. The silver bowl has a diameter of 3 1/2 inches including the rim. Condition is excellent. Hallmark dates from 1933 - 1939. This is useful for change and small jewelry as well as a table fixture.
William Spratling Sterling and Wood Duck Master Salt
Pennsylvania Album Quilt; Circa 1860
  Pennsylvania Album Quilt; Circa 1860   $2,800

This unusual Album Quilt is beautifully planned; quilted and appliqued. The central Democrat Rose (aka Rose of Sharon) block is four times the size of the others making a great focal point. Two of the opposing corner blocks are very similar wreaths and the other two corners are repeated thistle-like blocks. Four of the remaining blocks are very finely worked variations of open wreaths. One is "fussy cut" and the others have exquisitely fine embroidery. The quilting is at least as well done as... Click for details

Economy Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $325  

This Economy Patch doll quilt is an interesting combination of crude and sophisticated. The white diamonds really pop out against the printed fabrics surrounding them. The paisley border fabrics are certainly an elegant choice with smaller segments of the print used for rectangular corner blocks. The maker seems to have used the fabrics she had on hand and did her best to create a design well scaled to the 16" x 19 1/2" size of the quilt. Condition is very good; it has been professionally... Click for details
Economy Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
William Spratling Sterling Silver Butterfly Brooch; Circa 1940's
  William Spratling Sterling Silver Butterfly Brooch; Circa 1940's   $975

This sterling silver Butterfly brooch was one of Spratling's early, very popular designs. The streamlined form very effectively conveys the detailed body of the butterfly. The silver is adorned with two cabochon amethysts. The brooch measures 2 1/2 inches at its widest and 2 1/8 inches in length. It weighs 40 grams and is in excellent condition. The hallmark dates to the 1940's. William Spratling was well known as the leader of the mid 20th century design movement in Mexican silver. Many... Click for details

Pair of Wood Glove Stretchers   $235  

This pair of wood glove stretchers is unusually thick, measuring 9/16" in depth. The larger of the two is 15 inches long. While one is marked with an incised letter S, they seem anything but small. The pair have a wonderful look of an abstract sculpture and would be nice ornaments on a wall or table. One already has a loop for hanging and the other could easily have one added. They are priced at $235. for the pair.
Pair of Wood Glove Stretchers
Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1890; Maryland
  Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1890; Maryland   $675

This Pinwheels quilt goes by several different names just as it can be seen as different patterns. The combination of a Pinwheel center with corner triangles is one way to view it as is a combination of four Hourglass blocks placed within a square. Among the names by which the quilt is known are: Big Dipper; Yankee Puzzle and Whirling Blade. Two features make this quilt particularly appealing. The blue calico background is a lovely shade and one not often seen for a ground color. The Pinwheel... Click for details

Pinwheel Stars Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $875  

This Pinwheel Stars quilt actually forms a variety of patterns depending upon how one focuses. The use of the printed fabric with diagonal lines adds to the movement of the overall pattern as does the strong diagonal stripe border. The interior of the quilt is in excellent condition with some unobtrusive fraying along the binding. Measurements are an unusual 69" x 90". This could be an excellent hanging in a stairwell when hung vertically or great over a sofa or mantelpiece hung... Click for details
Pinwheel Stars Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver Feather Brooches
  Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver Feather Brooches   $595

It's most interesting to see two interpretations of this silver feather brooch done by Antonio Pineda over a 15 year period. The example on the left, which seems the simpler of the two, is actually the later example. It has Antonio's mark used from 1953 until his death in 2009. The brooch measures 3 3/4" wide x 1 1/4" tall. It has two scrolls and is in excellent condition. The three scroll brooch on the right is signed Tono. It measures 4 5/8" wide a 1 1/4" tall. It is totally three dimensional... Click for details

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