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Silver Box by William G. Matteo: Circa 1950   $1,275   

Sterling silver box by master William G. Matteo (1895 - 1980). Examples of DeMatteo's work are in the collections of the Dallas Museum of Art and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts. For a time, DeMatteo produced much of the hollowware for Georg Jensen, whose influence can be clearly seen in the graceful lily atop this box. The box is a streamlined form with a tailored molding across the top. Measurements are 5 3/16" wide; 3 1/2 " deep and 1 1/16" tall. A removable cedar insert is included. The... Click for details      
  
Silver Box by William G. Matteo: Circa 1950
Mariner's Compass Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Mariner's Compass Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $4,500

This stunning Mariner's Compass crib quilt is unlike any other I've seen in terms of color palette as well as design. The central Compass is framed with quarter Compasses and a triangle border. Quilting follows the pieced blocks. The quilt is from the Asherman Family of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania ( Franklin County). It is professionally mounted on a stretcher that is wired to be hung either horizontally or vertically. The green is more vibrant than appears on my monitor. If you would like to... Click for details

Boots Quilt: Circa 1930   $2,850  

To the best of my knowledge, this Boots pattern quilt is a one of a kind. Because of the two colors, I am not certain whether they are meant to be boots or high button shoes, but in either case, it is a real rarity. There are 156 boots which gives it all a wonderful abstract quality as well. It is stitched with something of an echo pattern around the boots. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 60" x 74". The quilt came with a vague... Click for details
Boots Quilt: Circa 1930
Tiffany Silver and Enamel Earrings: Circa 1980's
  Tiffany Silver and Enamel Earrings: Circa 1980's   $695

Melon shaped earrings by Tiffany with silver slices alternating with black enamel. The earrings measure 5/8" in diameter. Backs are posts and clips. Sold with original Tiffany suede pouch. Made circa 1980's; excellent condition.

Flying Gees Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania   $2,975  

This is an early version of a Flying Geese quilt made with beautiful combined, richly colored printed fabrics and a glazed chintz border. It is in excellent, unwashed condition so the chintz fully retains its glaze. The border is quilted with concentric arcs and the body with diamonds. There are several spots on the reverse but they do not show on the front. The quilt measures 82" x 86". It is from Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania (Montgomery County); circa 1850.
Flying Gees Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
Sam Kramer Silver Earrings with Moonstones: Circa 1950
  Sam Kramer Silver Earrings with Moonstones: Circa 1950   $725

Sterling silver with moonstone earrings by iconic Greenwich Village Modernist jeweler, Sam Kramer. Kramer (1913 - 1964) was best known for his biomorphic designed silver jewelry, often incorporating gem stones as well as offbeat materials such as taxidermist eyes. The earrings have screwbacks. They measure 3/4" wide and 1 1/4" tall. Condition is... Click for details

Wool Crazy/ Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.   Sold  

This Tumbling Blocks/ Crazy quilt is a wonderfully complex piece. The maker very effectively divided two sides of each tumbling block into irregular, crazy style pieces. On top of all sides of the blocks, she added embroidery in a variety of colors and stitches. The entire pattern is very cohesive while being quite busy. The quilt is made of wool with a polished cotton solid color brown backing. It is in excellent condition. Made in Pennsylvania; circa 1890.
Wool Crazy/ Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.
Pair of New York Beauty Quilts: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Pair of New York Beauty Quilts: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $2450.00

New York Beauty is a difficult pattern to execute which may be why I have never before seen them done as a pair. This pair is especially well pieced and quilted. The off blocks are quilted with finely stitched bouquets of flowers. At the intersections, the maker made the unusual choice of miniature Dresden Plates. The colors are very soft and pleasing. Included with the quilts is a matching pair of square throw pillows. One quilt measures 63" x 96" and the other is 63" x 100". They are from... Click for details

Alphabeth Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $2,985  

Alphabet quilts are a rare breed. When attempted, the maker often has difficulty getting the 26 letters to be placed symmetrically but the creator of this quilt found a good solution. She created star like blocks for the top and bottom corners making it all come out even. There is a quirky element, though, in that only the letter J has a period after it. What could that represent? This quilt is in pristine condition. It has been professionally laundered. It is from Pennsylvania; circa 1920's.... Click for details
Alphabeth Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland
  Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland   $3,400

This Feathered Stars quilt is exquisitely made in every way. It is tightly pieced with small triangles to the stars as well as the triple border. Placement of the stars creates wonderful positive/negative images with the off blocks. Floral medallions are quilted in the square off blocks. The diamond shaped blocks are quilted with a variety of floral; fylfot and heart patterns. The quilt is in pristine condition. It has been professionally laundered since these photos were taken and the... Click for details

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