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Concentric Octagons Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $1,875   

This stunning quilt of Concentric Octagons is a real eye dazzler. The Pinwheel center draws the eye to the heart of the bullseye. The fabrics are all prints with the exception of the solid red which adds to its prominence. The quilt is from the estate of Harriet Heffner in Limeport, Pennsylvania (Lehigh County). Measurements are 87 inches square. Excellent, probably unwashed condition.      
  
Concentric Octagons Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
Puss in the Corner Quilt: Dated 1841; Pennsylvania
  Puss in the Corner Quilt: Dated 1841; Pennsylvania   $850

This Puss in the Corner quilt (aka Improved Nine Patch) is made with a beautiful selection of early 19th century printed fabrics. The four corners use the same materials. Sewn to the quilt is a label with the name Martha Hershey Coppenhaffer and the date 1841. It is from the same family in York, Pennsylvania as the preceding listing, item #1429566. The interior of the quilt is in excellent condition. There is, however, wear to the border and backing. It is nicely quilted with pinwheels and... Click for details

Chintz Wholecloth Reversible Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania   $1,450  

This beautiful early quilt is totally reversible. While the way the binding is sewn leads me to believe the maker intended the Bars to be the primary side, to my eye, the Wholecloth Chintz is preferable. It is sewn of three panels, each 24 1/2 inches wide with an extra 3 3/4 inches along one side. The shading of the various blue flowers is stunning. The Bars side is made of two fabrics. One is a tiny geometric print and the other is floral. Quilting is done with diamonds throughout. Condition... Click for details
Chintz Wholecloth Reversible Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
Tane Silver Dots Bangle Bracelet
  Tane Silver Dots Bangle Bracelet   $455

Chic and playful rubber and sterling silver bangle bracelet by Tane. The core of the bracelet is rubber that is completely covered with sterling silver dots. The combination of silver with the black is quite striking. The interior diameter of the bracelet is 2 1/2 inches. It fits a medium wrist. Tane has been known since the early 20th century as one of Mexico's finest silversmiths.

Handmade Metal Woven Basket; Circa 1900   $345  

Handmade lattice weave metal basket with beautiful patina. The basket measures 10 1/2 inches wide' 9 1/2 inches deep and 9 inches to the top of the handle. Condition is excellent. Probably made circa 1900.
Handmade Metal Woven Basket; Circa 1900
Concentric Squares Quilt with Four Patch: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Concentric Squares Quilt with Four Patch: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,075

At first glance, this may look like a Log Cabin quilt but in fact, it is concentric squares with Four Patch centers. The quilt is made entirely of wool challis with the same red and green prints used throughout. The centers are a greater selection of prints, many of which have light tones that give a bit of a twinkle to an otherwise fairly dark quilt. It is in excellent condition. Measurements are 82" x 92', quite large for the time period. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Tumbling Blocks/ Six Point Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $975  

The choice of fabrics makes this quilt an unusual combination of patterns. Rarely does one see all three sides of a Tumbling Block done in the same material. That, combined with the fact that the fabric is more subdued than the Stars, makes the cubes recede while the Stars are more dominant. The floral printed border combines leaves and vines in two colors in a very graceful design. The quilt is in outstanding, probably unwashed condition. Measurements are 80" x 85". Lebanon, Pennsylvania... Click for details
Tumbling Blocks/ Six Point Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Nut Head Figures in Church: Circa 1900
  Nut Head Figures in Church: Circa 1900   $950

Eleven nut head figures are dressed in their Sunday best in this charming grouping. The faces are painted black with fabric hats and kerchiefs on some of their heads. Each doll is dressed differently with handmade clothing. Tallest of the group is the preacher in a top hat and holding the Holy Bible. He is 7 inches tall. A schoolboy is carrying his textbook. Mother in a fur stole and her daughter are dressed in wool ensembles. The smallest child is carrying her rag doll while another figure... Click for details

Pair of Metal Downspouts Dated 1847: New York   $950  

This pair of metal downspouts came from an estate in the Adirondacks in upstate New York. Traces of paint show the date 1847 on the front of each. The downspouts have beautiful scalloped decoration on the front and sides in addition to three raised geometric elements of different shapes and a nice rolled rim. The pair shows evidence of having been outside for some 170 years. They are still very useful as decorative planters or sconces.
Pair of Metal Downspouts Dated 1847: New York
Bowtie Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Bowtie Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $675

It's difficult to imagine a more charming doll quilt than this delightful Bowtie. The contrast of dark and light makes for a strong graphic. The maker was clearly proud to quilt it on a sewing machine as she used white thread to highlight the stitching. The concentric chevrons quilted in the border are a nice decorative touch. The interior is quilted with squares. The quilt measures 14 1/4" x 14 1/2". The front is in pristine condition. Several smudges (visible in thumbnail photos) do not... Click for details

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