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Huswif Roll-up Sewing Pockets: New York; Circa 1840   $485.00   

On the left is a lovely, small huswif. Fabrics making up the six pockets are in excellent condition and date as early as 1840. Fabric on the outside shows a tiny bit of wear. Measurements are 2 1/2" x 10". On the right is the most unusual huswif I've seen. I don't know of another with round pockets. The fabrics on the front are in perfect condition. The outside is made like a penny rug, again a feature I have never seen. There is a little bit of wear to the tan circles. The outside is made... Click for details      
  
Huswif Roll-up Sewing Pockets: New York; Circa 1840
Geometric Hooked Rug; Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Geometric Hooked Rug; Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $425.00

This original pattern hooked rug combines a central diamond shaped pattern with multicolor 1 - 1 1/2 inch squares. While at first glance, the coloration of the squares may appear random, in fact the center area is quite deliberate. What we would call a Nine Patch in quilt terminology is at the very center surrounded by a red and tan frame with blue corners and the same red used for the corners of the entire center diamond. The rug is in excellent condition. It is made of wool. Measurements are... Click for details

LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870;New York   $1,975  

The tiny scale of these LeMoyne Stars could not make them any more precious. Each star is 2 3/4" in diameter. They are made with a fabric of crescent moons. The corner blocks have stars with the same fabric. The five strip borders have a different geometric print. Condition is excellent. The quilt measures 70" x 80". New York State origin; circa 1870's.
LeMoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870;New York
Rising Suns Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Rising Suns Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $4,850

Some would call this pattern Mariner's Compass. I prefer Rising Suns, particularly with the warm orange centers. Never before have I seen an example so tiny and finely crafted. Each ray is but a tiny sliver. The combination of the Suns with budding flowers appears to be an original combination. Setting it on an indigo ground makes it especially striking and unusual. It is quilted with three geometric patterns. The indigo half blocks are done with a chevron pattern; straight lines on the whole... Click for details

Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Indiana   $2,400  

This charming Double Nine Patch quilt has smaller than postage stamp pieces. Each block measures a mere half an inch in diameter. It is made entirely of solid color fabrics. Consistent use of red centers enhances the diagonal chain effect.The ten borders repeat the colors used throughout the quilt. The white blocks are quilted with patterns of feathered flowers. Measurements are 75" x 87". Indiana origin; circa 1920.
Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Indiana
LeMoyne Stars in Garden Maze Quilt: Circa 1870;New York
  LeMoyne Stars in Garden Maze Quilt: Circa 1870;New York   $1,275

Multicolor LeMoyne Stars are set within a printed pink fabric creating a Garden Maze pattern. It is well quilted and in excellent condition. Overlapping circles are quilted in the border and diamonds in the body of the quilt. Measurements are 72" x 84". It is from upstate New York and comes with extensive family information. It is from the same family as the Baskets quilt listed as item # 1387800.

Baskets Quilt; Circa 1880; New York State   $725  

Two features make this Baskets quilt especially lively. The body of each container is made of triangles. The diagonal grid echoes their direction, giving lots of movement to the composition. The use of half baskets makes an excellent border. The corner blocks look like an Hourglass pattern but in actuality, they are the same piecing used for the base of the Baskets. Taken out of context, they look quite different. The quilt has two inked signatures on the back. One is illegible but the other... Click for details
Baskets Quilt; Circa 1880; New York State
Betty Cooke Mabe Pearl Gold Ring
  Betty Cooke Mabe Pearl Gold Ring   $1,800

Mabe pearl and gold asymmetrical ring by modernist designer, Betty Cooke. The ring has a gray mabe pearl with mauve undertones that measures 17.3 mm in diameter. The pearl is set off center with an open, adjustable shank. The ring is size 7 but can easily be modified.

Pinwheels Crib Quilt: Circa 1910;Pennsylvania   $695  

I am taking the liberty of naming this unusual pattern as Feathered Pinwheels. The four blocks in the center are a traditional Pinwheel but the addition of triangles around it create something new. Placement of the triangles creates an overall diamond pattern in addition. The quilt is made of a small white on blue print. It is very nicely quilted with feathers throughout. It has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 32" x 34". Pennsylvania origin; circa... Click for details
Pinwheels Crib Quilt: Circa 1910;Pennsylvania
Mid 19th Century Leather Shoes with Label
  Mid 19th Century Leather Shoes with Label   $485

These are barely worn leather shoes made in the second quarter of the 19th century. They have a label from Rodney's Manufacturer at 17 North Third Street in Philadelphia. In the 18th and early 19th centuries, shoemaking was one of Philadelphia's leading industries. In the 1850's, shoes began to be made shaped for left and right feet. Prior to that time, they were known as "straights" and by wearing them, they molded to each foot. These shoes are "straights" and remain so as they were... Click for details

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