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Woven Sterling Silver Round Box   $180   

Nicely handmade woven box of sterling silver. It measures 7/8" tall and 1 5/8" in diameter. The box is marked 925 for sterling and has additional numbers that I do not recognize. It has a good hinge and secure clasp. Excellent condition. Probably made circa 1960.      
  
Woven Sterling Silver Round Box
Coral Beads Necklace and Earrings
  Coral Beads Necklace and Earrings   $550

Beautifully colored coral beads necklace with matching earrings. The earrings have post backs. The necklace has a 14 karat gold clasp. It measures 18" in length. The beads are 8 millimeters. Excellent condition; circa 1960.

Double Wedding Ring Quilt: Circa 1930; Virginia   $495  

Double Wedding Ring was one of the most popular patterns in the 1930's. In almost all instances, it was made primarily with printed fabrics. This solid color example is far more unusual and, to my eye, more sophisticated. It is made with several closely related pinks and blues and the same red and white creating Four Patches in the center. It is nicely quilted and in excellent condition. Measurements are 74" x 96" to the outer edges of the scallops. Virginia origin; circa 1930.
Double Wedding Ring Quilt: Circa 1930; Virginia
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870;Pennsylvania
  Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870;Pennsylvania   $735

Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt with rich jewel tones. It is primarily made of fine wool challis with an occasional strip of silk. The back is also light weight wool. The centers are done in a way not usually seen. The fact that they are divided into triangles works especially well as it continues the diagonal theme of the Straight Furrows. The lower left corner has a variation in the placement of one block. Some would say this is a demonstration of humility in that only God is perfect. There... Click for details

Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $950  

Postage stamp blocks make a wonderful combination in this Double Nine Patch quilt. Each block is less than 3/4" to a side. The smaller blocks are combined to a larger Nine Patch pattern. Small Nines between the larger ones make it a very unified design. The browns and pinks together form a lovely, warm palette. The quilt measures 76" x 86". There is a light smudged area along one border but no other condition apologies. Made circa 1880's; Pennsylvania origin.
Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Thousand Pyramids Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Thousand Pyramids Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,875

This wonderful Thousand Pyramids crib quilt is made with a rich variety of late 19th century printed fabrics. The maker continued the pattern theme with larger triangles for the inner border. As if she hadn't pieced enough, she continued with a One Patch pattern for the reverse. The quilt is in mint, unwashed condition. Measurements are 47 1/2" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Streak of Lightning Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,475  

This Streak of Lightning quilt is most unusual in its construction. It is made with small triangles, more reminiscent of an Ocean Waves than the usual Streak of Lightning. It is exquisitely quilted with detailed wreaths and hearts in each white block. It is made with a beautifully coordinated selection of printed fabrics. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 82" x 96": Pennsylvania origin. Made 1870's.
Streak of Lightning Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Sunburst Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Sunburst Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $7,800

Both the pattern and colors make this Sunburst quilt a really powerful design. I like to think that the center and corners choices of flowers warmed by the sun are a symbolic choice as well as good design. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The body is quilted with postage stamp size squares and a cable pattern in the border. An identical quilt is in the collection of the American Folk Art Museum and is attributed to a member of Alverda H. Hoffman Herb family; Berk's county... Click for details

Pinwheels Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $725  

This Pinwheels crib quilt is set up in such a way that it creates an additional pattern of Streak of Lightning with the sashing. It is made with a very Pennsylvania combination of calico fabrics. The sawtooth border is a nice follow through of the triangle theme of the interior of the quilt. There are several very light spots of some color loss on the peach fabric that are visible with close examination but they are very minor. The back is made of different fabrics than the front that are pieced... Click for details
Pinwheels Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $775

This classic Lone Star (aka Star of Texas or Star of Bethlehem) quilt is finely pieced and quilted. The solid colors add punch to the dramatic pattern. The scalloped edge, in addition to the elaborate quilting, adds softness to this very bold design. Measurements are 84" x 86" to the outside edges of the scallops; pristine condition. Berks County, Pennsylvania; circa 1920.

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