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Ohio Stars Quilt: Circa 1879; Ohio   $2,250   

This Ohio Stars quilt also goes by the name of Variable Stars. It is exquisitely quilted. From a distance, it looks as though the quilted wreaths are trapunto but when one feels it, it is apparent that they are not actually stuffed. Measurements are 64" x 72"; excellent condition. Made circa 1870's; Ohio origin.      
  
Ohio Stars Quilt: Circa 1879; Ohio
Pair of William Spratling Wood and Silver Bowls: Circa 1960
  Pair of William Spratling Wood and Silver Bowls: Circa 1960   $2,275

This is an unusual pair of wood bowls by silver master, William Spratling. The wood bowls have silver ornamentation of squares and circles. The lima bean shaped bowls measure 7" long; 4 3/4" wide and 1 1/2" tall. They are in excellent condition. Both have Spratling's mark that dates from 1956 - 1962.

William Spratling Earrings: Amethyst and Wood; Circa 1940's   $395  

Shown are two pairs of earrings by silver master William Spratling. On the left is the more classic pair with amethysts. Those are the right with wood are rarely seen. Both are from the 1940's; well hallmarked. Both have screw backs. They measure 5/8" in diameter; excellent condition.
William Spratling Earrings: Amethyst and Wood; Circa 1940's
Homemade Cat Toys: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Homemade Cat Toys: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $375

The sock cat on the left is unusual for two reasons. Very few are white - they are virtually always black. In addition, few have legs. This has two front legs. Whiskers and eyebrows are drawn; eyes and lips are painted. The cat measures 9" tall from the paws to tips of the ears. It has several darned areas attesting to the fact that it was played with and loved. The black cat on the left is wool mohair. A small hole in one front leg shows that it is straw filled and has a wire armature. Lips... Click for details

Wool Pennants Quilt   $2,400  

This original piece of textile nostalgia is made of pennants from points of interest primarily in the eastern United States and several in Canada. In addition, pennants from Dartmouth; N.Y.U; Notre Dame and the Coast Guard are included. Perhaps they were collected during one's travels from Florida to Maine. Regardless of how they were assembled, they were put together to make a strong graphic statement in terms of color and design. Measures 53" x 108".
Wool Pennants Quilt
Quirky Sampler Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Quirky Sampler Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,425

This Sampler quilt has a quirky charm of its own. The blocks combine traditional patterns with scrappy cotton crazies. Setting the blocks in a stepped pattern is an unusual twist giving the sashing a Streak of Lightning pattern. While initially the pattern may seem random, the maker evidently tried to give some structure by placing an Evening Star in each of the four corners. The printed patchwork cat block is especially endearing. Measurements are 80" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.

Philadelphia Pavement/ Irish Chain Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.   $2,250  

This densely pieced quilt can be considered either a Philadelphia Pavement or Irish Chain pattern. Gradations of color add wonderful depth to this fine quilt. Nine Patch corner blocks are further evidence of the maker's attention to detail It is in pristine, un-used condition. Measurements are 77" x 80"> Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.
Philadelphia Pavement/ Irish Chain Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Courthouse Steps Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $4,600

This Victorian Courthouse Steps Log Cabin is more elegant and "dressier" than most quilts. It is made of silks and satins. The logs are a wonderful small scale with a great use of light and dark. The Fans pattern border is the perfect frame for the Log Cabin design. The quilt is mounted and stretched in a plexiglass frame measuring 60" x 62". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.

Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,675  

This Birds in the Air quilt is delicately made with small, well pieced triangles. The use of three different size triangles contributes to the effect of birds in flight. The quilt measures 66" x 79". It is well quilted with a diamonds pattern throughout. Condition is excellent; Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $695

This classic Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt is made with a beautiful combination of light weight wools. The solid red and variety of blues are especially effective in creating the diagonal light and dark. Some of the small centers are made of more than one piece, giving a nice quirky touch. The quilt is in excellent condition. There are two tiny holes in one of the red logs but no other condition flaws. The backing is also a fine wool. Measurements are 70" square; Lancaster County,... Click for details

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