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High Button Shoes Store Display; Circa 1890   $2,200   

Handmade high button shoes that were used for store display; circa 1890. The boots measure 17 1/2 inches tall and 17 1/2 inches from toe to heel. They are made of leather in delicate condition. They have a label inside that is difficult to read but is definitely from Los Angeles. It is difficult to understand the wear on the soles that looks as though they've been walked in. It is unimaginable that someone was large enough to wear them. The mystery adds to their charm.      
  
High Button Shoes Store Display; Circa 1890
Modernist Silver Face Cufflinks
  Modernist Silver Face Cufflinks   $195

Highly stylized Modernist sterling silver cufflinks depicting three dimensional faces. The cufflinks measure 5/16" x 9/16". They are in excellent condition. Marked 925 for sterling silver; made in Mexico.

Volcanic Lava Box with Silver and Crystal Finial   $675  

This box made of volcanic lava is topped with a sterling silver and crystal ball finial. The four silver circles are movable to create either a flat or three dimensional form. The interior of the box is lined with red leather. The box measures 3 1/8 inches square. It is 3 3/4 inches tall with the finial an additional 1 7/8 inches in height. This one of a kind sculpture is both beautiful and utilitarian. Made by Mexican silversmith Lila Parilla.
Volcanic Lava Box with Silver and Crystal Finial
Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $725

This charming crib quilt is made with Nine Patch blocks that abut one another creating a Bars pattern. Between the rows of Nine Patches are four rows of fabric; three of which are different aspects of the same print. The quilt is in very good condition. The fabrics are all strong and intact. There is some very slight discoloration on the pink calico border. Measurements are 40" x 45 1/2". Oley, Pennsylvania (Berks County) origin; circa 1880.

William Spratling Sterling Silver Shot Glasses   $295  

Two sterling silver shot glasses by silver master, William Spratling. The cup on the left has the streamlined hand motif that he used on some of his jewelry designs. It weighs 43 grams and is 1 3/4" tall. The cup on the left is adorned with a band around the bottom. it weighs 56 grams and is 1 13/16" in height. Both are in excellent condition and have his 1940's hallmark. They are priced at $295. each.
William Spratling Sterling Silver Shot Glasses
Reversible One Patch and Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1880's; Maryland
  Reversible One Patch and Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1880's; Maryland   $395

This reversible comforter is probably meant to have the Nine Patch as the front as that is the side on which it is tied. To my eye, the One Patch is far more beautiful as both the color combination and the printed fabrics are luscious. The primary red print has birds in nests. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It is from Frederick County, Maryland; circa 1880's. Measurements are 76 inches square.

Domed Silver Criss Cross Earrings   $650  

Stylish and chic artist made domed earrings with three different finishes. The domed body is a darkened, oxidized silver. One of the crisscrosses has a matte finish and the other is glossy. Post backs can be converted to clips. Measurements are 13/16" in diameter.
Domed Silver Criss Cross Earrings
Sailboats Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Sailboats Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $795

This graceful Sailboats quilt appears to be an original pattern with a very Deco sense. The combination of colors gives it a soft feel even though it is made totally of hard edge pieces. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. It is quilted with concentric arcs. Measurements are 70" x 82". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.

Hematite and Steel Modernist Cufflinks   $225  

Chunky hematite stones are wrapped in steel wires in these artisan made cufflinks. The stones measure approximately 1 inch long and 3/4 "tall. There is a small indentation on one of the stones that seems to be a natural flaw rather than a chip.
Hematite and Steel Modernist Cufflinks
Shoo Fly Quilt: Circa 1880's
  Shoo Fly Quilt: Circa 1880's   $695

This quilt most closely known as Shoo Fly (aka Alamanizer) is an unusual combination of elegant and country. The basic quilting; medium thick batting and plaid ground give it a very country feel. At the same time, there is a blue glazed cotton used throughout that is most often seen in far "dressier" pieces. The maker evidently had an eye for detail as in the lower right block, she pieced the same blue striped fabric in four different designs. The quilt measures 82" x 88". Found in Pennsylvania... Click for details

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