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Cat Braided Rug: Circa 1950   $595   

This charming braided cat rug would be equally happy on a floor or wall. It is made of heavy wools and should be sturdy enough to be suitable on a floor. Measurements are 34" x 47" to the top of the ears. It is in excellent condition.      
  
Cat Braided Rug: Circa 1950
Gold Earrings with Diamonds and Sapphires: Circa 1960
  Gold Earrings with Diamonds and Sapphires: Circa 1960   $1,950

Ribbed ovals are placed to create wonderfully three dimensional earrings. Each oval has a prong set diamond or sapphire. The earrings measure 1" in each direction. They have post backs that can easily be changed to clips. Test 14 karat gold; circa 1960.

William Spratling Silver Cuff Cholula Bracelet: Circa 1940's   $1,675  

William Spratling sterling silver cuff bracelet in oxidized and polished silver, known as the Cholula design. The inside diameter is 2 1/2" at its widest with an opening of 1 5/16". Hallmark dates to the 1940's. Very good condition; size can be made smaller or larger.
William Spratling Silver Cuff Cholula Bracelet: Circa 1940's
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890
  Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890   $1,475

This dramatic Windmill Blades is a wonderful example of a Victorian quilt that is not the Crazy Quilt one often thinks of from this era. It is a contained Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple Log Cabin) in that the blocks are separated with sashing. The sashing is outlined with embroidery, very much in the Victorian taste as is the tailored red ruffle creating the border. The lights and darks are well placed to give several ways to see the positive/negative patterns. The quilt is made of silk, satin... Click for details

Hourglass Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,585  

This Hourglass (aka Bow Tie) quilt is made of a rich combination of fabrics that work beautifully together. The background is a deep blue/green highlighted with a yellow print that combines perfectly with the yellow triangles in the Hourglasses. With careful examination, one sees the deep indigo Hourglasses that are at right angles to the primary ones. The fabrics date from as early as the 1830's to about 1870. The quilt is in pristine, probably unwashed condition. Measurements are 80" x 85">... Click for details
Hourglass Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Indigo Postage Stamp Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Indigo Postage Stamp Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,675

This Postage Stamp quilt is actually a 49 patch. The maker added a blue square outside the corner of each block to create a continuous chain between the blocks. She (presumably) used the same squared turned on point to create a lovely border. It is nicely quilted with swirling pinwheel flowers. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 86" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.

Triangles Doll Quilt; Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $395  

This late 19th century doll quilt is made with the same triangles throughout but the use of color gives one corner the look of a Streak of Lightning and the rest Wild Goose Chase. It is in excellent condition with a nice variety of fabrics including a paisley backing. It is tied rather than quilted. Measurements are 12 3/4" x 17"; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880's.
Triangles Doll Quilt; Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Cartier Double C Earrings: Circa 1990
  Cartier Double C Earrings: Circa 1990   $5,200

Cartier Double C earrings with alternating ribs of yellow and white gold. Each C is embellished with pave diamonds. Backs are posts and clips. Measurements are 1 1/8" in length and 9/16" in width at the diamond top.

Blazing Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   Sold  

Red and orange used for the center and outlines of this Lone Star quilt make it look as though it's on fire. The colors contrast very effectively with the gray/green background. The background color has softened from its original but it has done so consistently and is a very soothing tone. The border is quilted with a cable pattern and squares surround the star. The front is all solid colors with a red calico backing. Measurements are 82" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Blazing Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Lone Star Quilt with Applique: Dated 1857; Maryland
  Lone Star Quilt with Applique: Dated 1857; Maryland   $4,950

This bold Lone Star quilt is softened with delicate arrangements of flowers and fruit in the white spaces. Each is a different group of flowers and berries one of which also includes three birds. The applique is very finely done with equally well stitched embroidery. It is signed in ink "Charles P. Baile Feb. 1857". Baile (1843-1903) lived in Carroll County, Maryland and fought in the Civil War. Measurements are 90" square. There is a small square of white fabric sewn over the border in each... Click for details

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