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Folky Sampler Crib Quilt with American Flag: Ca. 1920; Massachusetts   $3,800   

It's safe to say that this folky sampler or album crib quilt is a one of a kind. The blocks are appliqued; ruched and embroidered. Many are floral motifs but it also includes an American flag; eagle; stars and moon as well as two not quite determined animals. It's interesting that even though there is a range of detail and skill, it all appears to have been done by the same hand. The front is a wool ground with primarily wool applique and embroidery that seems to be late 19th century. The... Click for details      
  
Folky Sampler Crib Quilt with American Flag: Ca. 1920; Massachusetts
Tumbling Blocks Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Tumbling Blocks Charm Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $695

This Tumbling Blocks quilt is made more special by the fact that it is a charm quilt - that is, no fabric is repeated. Many look similar, particularly the double pinks, but upon close examination it is evident that each is different. It is in very good condition. There is one block with slight wear visible in last thumbnail photo but no other condition apologies. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880. Measurements are 76" square.

Cockscomb and Currants Quilt: Circa 1870; Missouri   $2,850  

This Cockscomb and Currants (aka Grapes and Oak Leaf) applique quilt is done with very fine stitching. The quilting depicts patterns of ferns and a variety of leaves. The applique border beautifully repeats the arms of the primary blocks to create a graceful frame. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It is believed to have been made by Miss Effie Kinder in Jackson, Missouri; circa 1870. Measurements are 74" x 96".
Cockscomb and Currants Quilt: Circa 1870; Missouri
Tartan Plaid Painted Box in Original Paint: Circa 1870's
  Tartan Plaid Painted Box in Original Paint: Circa 1870's   $2,800

This colorful tartan plaid box is hand decorated with shades of green; orange; red and yellow. It retains the original paint in very good condition. A newspaper under the interior mirror is dated 1871. Probably Pennsylvania origin. Measurements are 10 3/4" wide; 8 3/4" tall and 5 1/2" tall.

Patched and Embroidered Denim Overalls: Circa 1950   $450.00  

Both pairs of heavily mended; patched and embroidered overalls have taken on a life of their own. They owners of these work pants were either very poor and/or very dedicated to their clothing. They are reminiscent of the tradition of Japanese boros in which clothing and bedcovers are mended many times over and elevated in status from functional textiles to that of art. It is not a tradition, though, that one often sees in this country. It is clear on the adult pants in particular that the sewer... Click for details
Patched and Embroidered Denim Overalls: Circa 1950
Concrete Garden Ornament of a Dog: Circa 1930
  Concrete Garden Ornament of a Dog: Circa 1930   $295

This whimsical concrete dog was surely meant for a garden but I am sure he is housebroken and would be equally happy indoors. The dog measures 13 1/4" tall and 9" from front to back. It is nicely hand painted with a bit of a silly smile. Made circa 1930's.

Large Abstract Hooked Rug: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $3,850  

This Hit or Miss hooked rug combines an open center pattern framed by a more structured border. The huge variety of colors makes it adaptable to virtually any environment. The rug measures 70" x 85". It appears to be in un-used condition. It was made by Elda Dickey of Portage, Pennsylvania; circa 1930.
Large Abstract Hooked Rug: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
Paloma Picasso Rose Quartz and Tourmaline Drop Earrings; Circa 1990
  Paloma Picasso Rose Quartz and Tourmaline Drop Earrings; Circa 1990   $2,900

Rose quartz balls drop from a double hoop in these lovely earrings by Paloma Picasso. A tourmaline set in a gold collar completes the bottom. Post backs; like new condition. Measurements are 1 1/2" from the top of the hoop to the bottom of the tourmaline. The rose quartz bead is 11/16" in diameter. Made circa 1990.

Large Gold Earrings with Spinel and Blue Topaz: Circa 1980   $875  

These large, softly colored earrings are large enough to make a wonderful statement. Fortunately, they are light enough to be very comfortable to wear. They measure 1 1/8" in diameter and 1 1/4" in length including the two stones. Post backs can be converted to clips. Made of fourteen karat gold; circa 1980.
Large Gold Earrings with Spinel and Blue Topaz: Circa 1980
Fox and Geese with Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Fox and Geese with Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $2,400

This beautifully crafted quilt combines two traditional patterns that I have never seen abutting one another. The red and white blocks are Fox and Geese (aka Double X or Crosses and Losses). Placing them next to the Pinwheels of such different colors makes for two equally dominant patterns that play well off each other. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. It has beautiful quilting that includes a graceful feather throughout the border. Measurements are 90"... Click for details

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