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Fred Davis Silver and Amethyst Necklace   $2,250   

Frederick Davis (1880 - 1961), while not the household name of William Spratling, actually preceded him in terms of bringing Mexican design to the fore. Davis worked in Mexico City designing for more than 20 years for Sanborn's, the department store where tourists, among other things, could purchase jewelry and antiques. This necklace consists of seven slightly convex triangles with an oval cabochon amethyst set in each. The stones are richly colored. The triangles are one inch long. Between... Click for details      
  
Fred Davis Silver and Amethyst Necklace
Silver Ring with Wood Dots
  Silver Ring with Wood Dots   $250

Well made band ring of very heavy sterling silver with inset dots of wood. The wood may be ebony. The circles vary in size. The silver making up the band is 1/8 " thick. The ring is half an inch wide. Three identical rings are available in sizes 5 1/2; 6 3/4 and 7 1/2. They are made in Mexico. Each priced at $250.

Tane Sterling Silver and Gold Vermeil Earrings   Sold  

Tane is Mexico's answer to Tiffany's fine jewelry. They have been in business for more than 70 years. Both pairs of these Tane earrings combine wonderfully textured sterling silver with smooth gold vermeil. They have posts for pierced ears. The top pair measures one inch to a side. The round pair is 7/8" in diameter. Both are in excellent condition; made circa 1990.
Tane Sterling Silver and Gold Vermeil Earrings
Nine Patch Signature Quilt: Dated 1933; Indiana
  Nine Patch Signature Quilt: Dated 1933; Indiana   $1,075

This unusual Nine Patch Signature Quilt is signed with 1000 embroidered names. Written in ink on the back it says "Made by Miss Jennie Neff's S.S.Class 1933 Howard Earl Smith from Grandma Cowher". I presume SS refers to a Sunday school class and that Howard Earl Smith was the the pastor. I am also assuming that the 1000 names are those of the parishoners as it is far too many for a single class. Why Grandma Cowher was the donor is something of a mystery. Perhaps she actually made the quilt... Click for details

Double X Quilt: Pennsylvania; Circa 1870's   $1,185  

This Double X quilt pattern is also known as Old Maid's Puzzle. The example offered is done in a deep indigo calico with a print of tiny double dots. The unusual deep chevron border is of the same material. It is very well quilted with feathered wreaths in each of the off blocks. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 75" x 83". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.
Double X Quilt: Pennsylvania; Circa 1870's
Waist Pocket and Sewing Bag; Circa 1830; New England
  Waist Pocket and Sewing Bag; Circa 1830; New England   $295.00

These are two pristine early bags. On the left is a drawstring bag in an unusual polished cotton print. Measurements are 7 1/4 inches wide x 8 inches long. Price is $265. The waist pocket on the right is 13 1/4" long x 10 1/4" at the widest. It is all the same fabric with the exception of the bindings. It has a muslin backing. Price is $695.

Floral Bouquet Quilt: Circa 1930; Illinois   $675  

This floral bouquet quilt has the pixilated look often seen in the designs of quilt designer, Anne Orr (1875- 1946). Orr was the needlework editor of Good Housekeeping magazine for 20 years, beginning in 1921. In the late 20's, she added traditional quilt patterns to her offerings and by the 1930's, she began designing her own patterns as well. Orr patterns are usually solid colors and use geometric pieces to create floral designs. This quilt measures 74" x 80". The green in the central frame... Click for details
Floral Bouquet Quilt: Circa 1930; Illinois
Feathered Star Crib Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania
  Feathered Star Crib Quilt: Circa 1840; Pennsylvania   $3,850

This stunning Feathered Stars crib quilt has the additional feature of being reversible. The front side is a group of both Feathered and Evening Stars in a wonderful variety of red prints. They are set on a solid glazed blue cotton. The front is in spotless condition. The reverse is a triangles pattern done with two different prints (one with a glaze) and the same solid blue as on the other side. There is one smudge in the center diamond. The quilt measures 42" x 43 1/2". Pennsylvania origin;... Click for details

Glazed Chintz Wholecloth Quilt: Circa 1840;Mass.   $2,975  

This glazed chintz Wholecloth quilt is as crisp as the day it was made some 160 years ago. It was certainly packed away and did not see the light of day. The printed fabric consists of rows of floral bouquets. It is probably English. It is unusual that such an elegant front has a very plain cotton backing. It is quilted with chevron patterns throughout. The quilt measures 96" x 98". It is from the Plumer Humphreys Barton family, one of the first settlers of Newbury, Massachusetts. Made circa... Click for details
Glazed Chintz Wholecloth Quilt: Circa 1840;Mass.
Huswif Roll-up Sewing Pockets: New York; Circa 1840
  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

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