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Elongated Melon Patch Quilt: Circa 1870's   $725   

This elongated Melon Patch quilt might just as easily be called Robbing Peter to Pay Paul because of the positive/negative circle cutouts. It is made with a nice grouping of 1870's fabrics. The blocks are especially charming because of the way the maker pieced some of them with both matching and some dissimilar fabrics, both large and small. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The border is quilted with eight point stars within triangles. The body of the quilt is done with diagonal... Click for details      
  
Elongated Melon Patch Quilt: Circa 1870's
Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Indiana
  Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Indiana   $2,400

This charming Double Nine Patch quilt has smaller than postage stamp pieces. Each block measures a mere half an inch in diameter. It is made entirely of solid color fabrics. Consistent use of red centers enhances the diagonal chain effect.The ten borders repeat the colors used throughout the quilt. The white blocks are quilted with patterns of feathered flowers. Measurements are 75" x 87". Indiana origin; circa 1920.

Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.   $1,850  

This Light and Dark Log Cabin quilt is brilliant in terms of both color and design. The solid red and black play perfectly against each other. The use of the tiny squares within squares is a clever counterpoint to the large scale of the logs. With close examination, it is evident that one of the small squares is missing. Some would consider this an intentional mistake but it is my belief that "to err is human". The polka dot back continues the red and black theme with a totally different... Click for details
Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
LeMoyne Stars in Garden Maze Quilt: Circa 1870;New York
  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.

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
Baskets Quilt; Circa 1880; New York State
Betty Cooke Mabe Pearl Gold Ring
  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.

Carpenter's Wheel Quilt: Circa 1870; New York   $1450.00  

Wonderful version of a Carpenter's Wheel quilt with an unusual combination of a hard edge pattern with soft details. Between the very geometric blocks are white appliqued flower-like shapes. The ice cream cone border frames all with a nice combination of curved and hard edges. The quilt is in pristine condition. Measurements are 74" x 86". New York State origin; extensive family history available.
Carpenter's Wheel Quilt: Circa 1870; New York
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".

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