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Tumbling Blocks/Six Point Stars Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,085   

This charm quilt ( no fabric is repeated) is both a Tumbling Blocks and a Six Point Stars pattern. The fabrics are especially nice including two pieces of early chintz and a bird in the center. It is in crisp, unwashed condition. Measurements are 64" x 71". East Petersburg (Lancaster County); Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.      
  
Tumbling Blocks/Six Point Stars Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1820's; Pennsylvania
  Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1820's; Pennsylvania   $4,950

To say that the fabrics in this Variable Stars quilt (aka Ohio Stars) are stunning is an understatement. It is a beautiful combination of pinks and indigos that blend perfectly. The chintz border is cleverly placed to give the effect of an undulating ribbon.The backing is a plain cotton. Quilting is basic - it is all about the pattern and fabrics. Measurements are 95" x 100". Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1820's; excellent condition. Colors are deeper and more rich than appear... Click for details

Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,685  

The Courthouse Steps Log Cabin quilt is made with a beautiful variety of printed wool challis fabrics. The palette is unusual in that it has soft tones with a predominance of green. The backing is a beautiful brown glazed cotton. The quilt is unusually large for the time period in which it was made. It is 90" x 105", ample for a queen or king size bed. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.
Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1880
  Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1880   $1,175

This quirky quilt is an unusual version of Chinese Coins. The plaid fabric is grosgrain with the horizontal lines used to create the effect of the Chinese Coins striping. Other than the plaid, the fabrics are wool including the One Patch back. The quilt is totally reversible to the One Patch checkerboard back. Measurements are 59" x 75". Made circa 1880.

Feathered Stars Quilt with Applique Border: Circa 1830's   $1,800  

Delicate and finely made Feathered Stars quilt with an applique border. The berries on the border repeat the printed red fabric of the stars. Deep indigo is introduced for the vine and leaves. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. It is well quilted with alternating leaves and double diamonds in the white blocks. Measurements are 75" x 88". Made circa 1830's.
Feathered Stars Quilt with Applique Border: Circa 1830's
New Jersey Album Quilt: Dated 1867
  New Jersey Album Quilt: Dated 1867   Sold

This 20 block Album quilt is a wonderful combination of original blocks with a few traditional. Each one is signed with information available about the signers. My favorite is the finely appliqued horse from whose mouth is written in ink "I'll take my oats". Other blocks have birds, butterflies and hands. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. Measurements are 72" x 94". New Jersey origin; dated 1867.

Antonio Pineda Thumbprint Sterling Silver Necklace   $3,250  

The Thumbprint design is one one Antonio Pineda's most popular bracelets. Rarely does one find the accompanying necklace. This geometric piece is in keeping with the architectural forms often created by Antonio. The links measure 7/8" long x 5/8" wide. They are securely strung on two rows of metal wires. The necklace is approximately 20 inches in length but is difficult to measure precisely because of the curve of the form. The necklace is thoroughly hallmarked; made circa 1960. The work of... Click for details
Antonio Pineda Thumbprint Sterling Silver Necklace
Ruby McKim Tulips Quilt: Circa 1930
  Ruby McKim Tulips Quilt: Circa 1930   $875

This dramatic Tulips quilt was created by Ruby Short McKim (1891-1976), one of America's most well known quilt designers. McKim sold her first quilt pattern in 1916 and was in her business prime throughout the 1920's and 30's. Many of McKim's floral patterns have a very Art Deco feel as does this stunning Tulips example. It is beautifully quilted and in pristine, unwashed condition. It is interesting that the white blocks repeat the tulips design but with curvilinear patterning. The... Click for details

Patriotic Tobacco Flannels Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania   $5,800  

Long before the hazards of smoking became known, tobacco companies offered premiums included with the purchase of cigars and cigarettes. They were often flannel panels with the flags of different countries. The flannels were generally used in one of two ways. The premium was given away by the tobacco company in exchange for coupons that were redeemed for gifts offered in catalogs that were distributed by the tobacco companies. Coupons were gathered and saved until the consumer had enough to... Click for details
Patriotic Tobacco Flannels Quilt: Circa 1910; Pennsylvania
Fred Davis Sterling Silver and Amethyst Bracelet
  Fred Davis Sterling Silver and Amethyst Bracelet   $3,600

This dramatic bracelet by Frederick Davis (1880 - 1961) is as unusual as it is beautiful. The bracelet consists of four silver discs in which are set cabochon amethysts. The links are separated by silver bars, the ends of which repeat the circle motif. The discs are 1 9/16" in diameter. The bracelet has a wearable length of 8 1/2 inches. Although this is longer than the standard 7 inches, it fits a medium wrist. The large size of the discs requires more space to go around the wrist. The work... Click for details

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