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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.      
  
LeMoyne Stars in Garden Maze Quilt: Circa 1870;New York
Baskets Quilt; Circa 1880; New York State
  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

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.
Betty Cooke Mabe Pearl Gold Ring
Pinwheels Crib Quilt: Circa 1910;Pennsylvania
  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

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
Mid 19th Century Leather Shoes with Label
Toile de Jouy Quilt - Mohicans at the Waterfall: Circa 1830
  Toile de Jouy Quilt - Mohicans at the Waterfall: Circa 1830   $2,650

This French toile de jouy fabric was undoubtedly made for the American market as it depicts the Mohicans at the Waterfall. The front of the quilt is cotton and the back appears to be linen. The front is in excellent condition. There are some holes on the back that seem to be where the quilt was caught in the bedsprings. The fabric is richly colored shades of red and pink. It does not have any of the brownish tones that show on my monitor. Measurements are 93" x 98".

Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Ohio   $2,475  

This Baskets Quilt has so much going on that it is difficult to know how to name it. An appliqued flower comes out of each basket. It has a triple diagonal sashing intersecting with Nine Patch blocks. Repeated use of the green calico on the base of the baskets; handles and flower stems makes a nice balance to the strong use of solid red. Stems of the flowers are finely embroidered. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It measures 88 inches square. It is nicely quilted with pinwheel... Click for details
Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Ohio
Ronald Hayes Pearson Gold Biomorphic Brooch with Turquoise
  Ronald Hayes Pearson Gold Biomorphic Brooch with Turquoise   $1,675

Ronald Hayes Pearson (1924 -96) is considered one of this country's most influential figures in metalsmithing. He regarded precious metals as plastic substances to be stretched or elongated into simple, elegant forms. This 14 karat gold brooch with a turquoise stone clearly reflects that philosophy. The gold is twisted to two different planes . The brooch measures 2 inches wide x 1 3/16 inches tall, although it can be worn in any direction.

Four Patch in NIne Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $965  

Finely made Four Patch in Nine Patch quilt from Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Pinned to it is a tag from The Franklin County Quilt Documentation Project. The quilt is made of a lovely assortment of printed 1870's fabrics. The backing is a Bars pattern. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 84 inches square.
Four Patch in NIne Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1900
  Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1900   $1,975

The Schoolhouse is one of America's favorite quilt patterns. This fine example is well designed with houses at right angles framing the primary group. It's interesting that the bottom row can be seen as either part of the vertical grouping or a continuation of the houses creating the frame. The quilt is in pristine condition. It is stitched with straight lines in the body and zigzags in the border. Measurements are 67" x 74". Made circa 1900; probably Ohio origin.

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