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Lone Star Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $485   

This Lone Star (aka Texas Star or Star of Bethlehem) doll quilt is a terrific miniature. Rarely does one see a small one in this pattern. The quilt measures 23 1/2 inches square. Because it is square, it would look especially good if hung on point. It is well quilted with floral medallions in the corners around the Star; cable in the pink border and diagonal lines in the outer border. The front is in spotless condition. There are scattered small orange spots on the back that do not show... Click for details      
  
Lone Star Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Octagons Quilt: Circa 1850; Virginia
  Octagons Quilt: Circa 1850; Virginia   $1,650

The primary pattern is clearly one of Octagons but the joining of the blocks creates secondary patterns of Hourglasses and Stars. This early quilt is made of two indigo prints. Quilting is done in diagonal lines. Two opposing ends have sawtooth borders. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in very good condition. With careful examination, one can see weaknesses in some of the brown flower centers in the blue used for the body of the quilt. Measurements are 88" x 94". It is odd... Click for details

Fred Davis Sterling and Amethyst Necklace   $4,200  

This silver and amethyst circles necklace by Fred Davis is one of his iconic designs. What makes this example stand out is the exceptional size. It is much larger than the standard. Each round disc is 1 1/2 inches in diameter making for a very dramatic and imposing necklace. It is 23 1/2 inches in length. The necklace was made in the 1940's. The work of Fred Davis is included in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and has been written about extensively by scholar Penny... Click for details
Fred Davis Sterling and Amethyst Necklace
Pennsylvania Album Quilt: Circa 1860
  Pennsylvania Album Quilt: Circa 1860   $24,000

Signed Album Quilt combining traditional with whimsical blocks. At first glance, one does not recognize that it is laid out symmetrically with the same blocks in each corner and middle outer blocks. The center panel with appliqued hearts in hands and arrows has many inked signatures that include the names: John Boyer; Sarah Russell;Henry Pressel; Edgar P Newman; Mary A Proud George Carson and Rozanne Evans. Every block has at least one inked name. Some of them have been located in and around... Click for details

Hector Aguilar Large Silver Armadillo Belt Buckle   $1,695  

This unusually large Armadillo belt buckle by Hector Aguilar would suit a man or woman equally well. It measures 5 9/16" in width and 2 9/16" in height. It consists of five sterling silver plaques that are held together by rivets that allow for flexibility. The buckle is accompanied by a custom made leather strap that is not original. It measures 29 1/2 inches in wearable length. The strap widens to 3 3/8" at the back. The buckle can accommodate any strap up to 1 3/8 inches in width. Aguilar... Click for details
Hector Aguilar Large Silver Armadillo Belt Buckle
Hector Aguilar Silver and Onyx Cuff Bracelet
  Hector Aguilar Silver and Onyx Cuff Bracelet   $1,800

Unusual cuff bracelet by silver master, Hector Aguilar. The bracelet alternates five cabochon onyx stones with stylized silver X's. The X's, as well as the rope banding on top and bottom, are oxidized to carry through the black of the onyx stones. The bracelet is 1 9/16" from front to back. It has an inner circumference of 6 1/4" with an opening of one inch. A capable jeweler can compress or expand the size to fit many size wrists on a woman or man. Hallmark dates to the 1940's. Aguilar's work... Click for details

Blazing Star Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $2400.00  

This star variation quilt comes closest to the patterns known as Blazing Star; Mother's Delight and Northern Lights. Regardless of the name, the use of two different length diamonds creates a pattern much like a compass. The quilt is in pristine, un-used condition. The green blocks are quilted with feathered wreaths. The border is a floral chintz with the glaze fully intact. The backing is a stunning blue and brown print. The quilt can be reversed to this side to have two very different,... Click for details
Blazing Star Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
One Patch Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  One Patch Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $735.00

This One Patch Charm Quilt (no fabric is repeated) has especially interesting materials with a number of conversational prints that include roosters; a variety of dogs and horses; equestrians; horse trainers; bunnies and children. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. The fabrics date from the last quarter of the 19th century. Measurements are 80 inches square; Pennsylvania origin

Pair of Antonio Pineda Sterling and Amethyst Bracelets   $5,600  

This is a stunning and unusual pair of early Antonio Pineda bangle bracelets made of sterling silver and amethyst. Both bracelets have Antonio's mark used between 1941 and 1949. They measures 1 3/16" deep and have an inner diameter measurement of 2 1/2". The inner circumference is 7". They fit a medium wrist. The bracelets have a push clasp and the original safety chains. The center design of each is a ridged pattern carved from a single piece of amethyst. The bracelets are in excellent... Click for details
Pair of Antonio Pineda Sterling and Amethyst Bracelets
Adam and Evin the Garden of Eden Quilt: Circa 1830's; Vermont
  Adam and Evin the Garden of Eden Quilt: Circa 1830's; Vermont   $18,500

This unique quilt depicting Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden is a folk art masterpiece. It was made in Vermont in the 1830's by a member of the Sinclair family. The center of the quilt portrays Creation with the sun surrounded by four phases of the moon. Below the center circle is shown Eve picking the forbidden fruit with a snake rearing its threatening head. To the right we see Eve giving the apple to Adam. At the top, Adam and Eve are driven from the Garden of Eden. An article by Gerald... Click for details

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