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French Terra Cotta Jugs   $675   

These French terra cotta storage jugs are unusually large. The one on the left is 17 1/2" tall and the right is 21 1/2". They were most likely made for storage of food like olives but have decorative uses in contemporary homes. In addition to vases for flowers, for instance, they would make wonderful umbrella or cane stands. They are in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. They show expected signs of wear for utilitarian pottery. Probably made circa 1930. They are offered for sale... Click for details      
  
French Terra Cotta Jugs
Chintz Broderie Perse Crib Quilt: Circa 1830
  Chintz Broderie Perse Crib Quilt: Circa 1830   $11,000

Rarely does one find a broderie perse (chintz applique) crib size quilt and certainly not with the graceful and full design of this fine example. It is richly colored with the appearance of considerable depth to the garlands of flowers. The chintz cut outs are the same fabric often used by venerated quiltmaker Achsah Goodwin Wilkins (1775-1854). The quilt is illustrated on page 176 of "America's Quilts and Coverlets" by Safford and Bishop and page 44 of Woodard and Greenstein's "Crib Quilts and... Click for details

Denim Quilt with Jeans Pockets: Circa 1980   $1085.00  

This whimsical denim comforter has a rear pocket from bluejeans in each block. The variety of colors and shapes of the denim blocks and pockets makes for an interesting abstract composition. Excellent condition; measures 60" x 70". Backing is plaid cotton flannel; made circa 1980.
Denim Quilt with Jeans Pockets: Circa 1980
Homemade Lancaster County Amish Toy Horses: Circa 1920
  Homemade Lancaster County Amish Toy Horses: Circa 1920   $875

Pair of well loved and played with Amish homemade cloth horse toys. They 8 3/4" tall from the hooves to top of the neck and 14" from nose to tail. Both have remnants of their manes and eyes of straight pins. Hooves are indicated by an overlay of fabric. Lancaster County Amish; made circa 1920.

Lone Star Quilt with Broderie Perse; Circa 1830   Inquire for Price  

Glorious is the best way to describe this Lone Star quilt with chintz border and applique (broderie perse). The colors are as vibrant as the day it was made in the 1830's. It is finely stipple quilted with diagonal lines. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The chintz retains its original glaze. There were a very few nicks in the chintz border. Rather than risk any additional, I had very fine netting sewn over the border to stabilize it. It is evident to the touch but not to the... Click for details
Lone Star Quilt with Broderie Perse; Circa 1830
Lancaster County Amish Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1930's
  Lancaster County Amish Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1930's   $9,500

This stunning Nine Patch variation has all of the bells and whistles one hopes for in a Lancaster County Amish quilt. The colors are the classic jewel tones used in Lancaster wool quilts. The same Nine Patch on point blocks are used throughout but the use of color creates a center medallion. It is well quilted with a variety of floral patterns. Condition is excellent; measurements are 84" square. Made in the 1930's.

Mennonite Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $5,200  

This Mennonite Windmill Blades Log Cabin quilt (aka Pineapple Log Cabin) is one of the finest I have had the pleasure to own. It is made of wool challis with deep, rich colors and five borders that repeat fabrics within the quilt. The logs are a mere 1/4" in width. Corner blocks of diagonal stripes are the ultimate finishing point. Measurements are 72" x 83". Annville, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870. Excellent condition.
Mennonite Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
American Flag Quilt: Circa 1950's; Pennsylvania
  American Flag Quilt: Circa 1950's; Pennsylvania   $1,450

Patriotic quilts were often made at the time a state was admitted to the Union. It seems highly probable that this 49 star quilt was made to commemorate the admission of Hawaii in January, 1959. The flag itself has 16 stars and the surrounding field an additional 33. The fabrics are compatible with this time frame. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. It is nicely quilted with several geometric patterns. The corner of each outer frame has a quilted... Click for details

Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,675  

This Light and Dark wool challis Log Cabin quilt is done with unusually light tones. A note pinned to the quilt explains that the fabrics were from two dresses of the maker, Louisa Dreibelbis. One can only assume they were among her favorites. While the front of the quilt is entirely of fine wools, the backing is made of cotton pieced in a Bars pattern. The quilt is in excellent condition. There is a very small darned area in one corner where it may have gotten caught on something. Measurements... Click for details
Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Denim Indigo Quilt: Circa  1970
  Denim Indigo Quilt: Circa 1970   $985

This unusual indigo quilt is made entirely of denim jeans. It is reminiscent of a Japanese boro in which indigo garments are repurposed into bedcovers. Shadows of pockets and stitched seams add visual interest. This piece would make a very sturdy bedcover or wonderful abstract wallhanging. Measurements are 86" x 89; made circa 1980. It is a top with finished edges but no backing; excellent condition.

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