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Nine Patch inside Garden Maze Quilt: Circa 1869;Virginia   $1,185   

This is an unusual combination of the Garden Maze pattern filled with Nine Patches on point. The Maze is a beautiful shade of blue/gray. It is stronger in color than most of the Nine Patches so it seems to come forward while they recede a bit giving a nice three dimensional quality to the pattern. The backing is a beautiful, soft stripe and floral pattern to which the quilt can be reversed for a second, entirely different quilt. Excellent, unwashed condition. Measurements are 93" x 96. Circa... Click for details      
  
Nine Patch inside Garden Maze Quilt: Circa 1869;Virginia
Sterling Silver Jungle Animal Sculptures
  Sterling Silver Jungle Animal Sculptures   $875

Five sterling silver jungle animal sculptures that are well textured and detailed. Largest of the group is the elephant that measures 2 5/16" tall and 4 1/4" from tail to trunk. He may have been done by a different maker than the rest of the group as he is considerably heavier and does not have a maker's mark as the others do (although it is undecipherable). The animals are not in proportion to their actual size in that the bird is larger than the hippo. The bird has a fish in its mouth. All... Click for details

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 Ausherman 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

Pair of New York Beauty Quilts: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $2,450  

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
Pair of New York Beauty Quilts: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Alphabeth Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  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

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