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Contained Cotton Crazy Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,875   

This Contained Cotton Crazy Quilt is as crisp as the day it was made some 140 years ago. Clearly, it was packed away and never saw the light of day. It wonderfully combines irregular scraps with bits of known patterns in squares set on point. A string sashing separates the blocks. The multitude of fabrics combined with the originality of each block make this a quilt one would never tire of studying. Two of the fabric strips are conversational prints of the heads of dogs.The zig zag border with... Click for details      
  
Contained Cotton Crazy Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Crossed Leaves Quilt: Circa 1850; Maryland
  Crossed Leaves Quilt: Circa 1850; Maryland   $4,500

To the best of my knowledge, this quilt pattern of crossed leaves is an original design. Barbara Brackman illustrated a similar one in her Encyclopedia of Applique (item 23.7) that was seen on an album quilt dated 1846 but I do not know of others. This quilt is made with exquisite workmanship. All of the applique, including the border are stuffed. While it looks like both are solid colors, on close examination one sees a tiny print in the teal fabric. It is finely quilted with tiny diamonds,... Click for details

LeMoyne Stars Quilt; Circa 1880   $1,400  

This red and green Touching Lemoyne Stars quilt is the perfect decor for the holidays. The red is a solid color and green is calico. The quilt would fit perfectly on a queen size bed or make a striking wall hanging. It is quilted with concentric arcs. Measurement are 88" x 90"; condition is excellent. Made circa 1880.
LeMoyne Stars Quilt; Circa 1880
Gump's Amethyst Earrings set in Gold
  Gump's Amethyst Earrings set in Gold   $975

Amethyst and 14 karat gold earrings by Gump's of San Francisco. The oval cabochon stones are half an inch wide and 3/4 inch long. They are a wonderfully rich color. The stones are surrounded by a gold band and held with four prongs. Backs are clips and posts.

Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1860; New York   $2400.00  

Finely pieced Feathered Stars quilt done entirely in a mid 19th century printed dress fabric that "reads" as marigold. It has a wonderful sunshiny glow to the color. It is well quilted with half inch squares throughout. Measurements are 78" x 80". The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. New York State origin; circa 1860.
Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1860; New York
Maple Leaf Quilt with Botanical Border: Circa 186-
  Maple Leaf Quilt with Botanical Border: Circa 186-   $2,650

This Maple Leaf quilt (or is it a Peony?) is beautifully made and has an exceptional botanical border. The appliques on the border depict a variety of flowers and fruits that are stuffed and/or ruched. Never before have I seen one done this way. The sawtooth border is a good continuation of the geometry of the Maple Leaves. It is quilted with double squares on point. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. There is ever so slight abrasion to parts of the... Click for details

Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,425  

Striking Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt done in fine wool challis with an elegant glazed cotton backing. The quilt is made with beautifully combined jewel toned printed and solid fabrics. The centers are unusual in that they are Four Patches rather than the usual single block. The binding is a narrow red wool tape. Measurements are 84" x 85". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Patriotic Shields Quilt: Circa 1915; Pennsylvania
  Patriotic Shields Quilt: Circa 1915; Pennsylvania   $1,425

This patriotic Shields quilt is unusual in both pattern and size. It measures 58 inches square. The quilt is from Hometown, Pennsylvania (Schuylkill County) and was probably made at the time of World War I. It is in excellent, unwashed condition. There are a few light smudges in the border that can likely be removed with washing. The background is made of several different white cotton fabrics. The border is quilted with concentric chevrons that may have been intended as Victory V's. The... Click for details

Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1860   $2,400  

This four part floral applique quilt appears to be an original pattern. Each stem of two flowers is part of a group of four that creates a dense cluster. The same flowers "grow" out of the swag border. It is very well quilted with feathery designs throughout the white sashing. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 84" x 92". Made circa 1860.
Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1860
Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1870
  Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1870   $2450.00

This Evening Stars quilt is well pieced and finely quilted. Each miniature star is 2 7/8 inches in diameter. The white blocks echo the format of the groups of five stars with five miniature wreaths in quilting. Measurements are 89" x 92". Made circa 1879; condition is excellent.

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