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Center medallion Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,685   

This unusual Center Medallion would be described by most as a mother-daughter quilt. The center pieced and appliqued original design was done in the 1860's and the outer frames completed some twenty or thirty years later. The center is a quirky and original design surrounded by more traditional tulips. The red outer frames are done in a calico print from the late 19th century. The quilt has been professionally laundered. There is a little bit of popping to the red sawtooth border as shown in... Click for details      
  
Center medallion Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Carolina Lily Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  Carolina Lily Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $1,685

This finely made Carolina Lily quilt is enhanced by the solid and sawtooth frames. The wide white border is an excellent showcase for the quilted feather with stars; leaves and flowers. The off blocks within the quilt alternate star and flower patterns similar to those in the border. It is interesting that rather than all of the flowers facing each other, the bottom row faces up giving a more graceful appearance to the entire composition. The quilt measures 91" x 98", ample for a king size bed.... Click for details

Album Patch Quilt: Circa 1860; Maryland   $695  

This classic Album Patch quilt is made with a beautiful selection of fabrics from the third quarter of the 19th century. A rich paisley print is used for most of the sashing and pulls together the many other printed fabrics. A related paisley print is used both within the quilt and as an anchoring border. The quilt is in outstanding condition. Measurements are 77" x 80". Maryland origin; circa 1870.
Album Patch Quilt: Circa 1860; Maryland
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,175

This Windmill Blades Log Cabin quilt (aka Pineapple Log Cabin) is a very fine Victorian example. The logs are very narrow measuring just 1/4 of an inch. This creates many contrasting light and dark blocks and the swirling effect one expects in the Windmill pattern. The body of the quilt is made of silks and satins with a blue velvet border. There is slight damage to the dark silks near the center where the quilt has been folded for a long time. The number of damaged strips is minimal compared... Click for details

Irish Chain Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; New York   $2,975  

This lovely Irish Chain crib quilt is framed with the ultimate border. The stepped, curved applique creates a terrific positive/negative image. It is nicely quilted with an echo pattern in the white part of the border and a waffle pattern throughout the quilt. The squares of the Chain measure just 3/4" to a side. The quilt has been professionally laundered. Very close examination reveals three tiny, tiny darned spots on the border but no other condition apologies. Measurements are 28 1/2" x... Click for details
Irish Chain Crib Quilt: Circa 1870; New York
Baltimore Album Quilt: Circa 1846; Maryland
  Baltimore Album Quilt: Circa 1846; Maryland   $14,000

This Classic Baltimore album quilt has all of the fine needlework that one expects to find in this most prized category of 19th century quilts. It is beautifully quilted with tiny stitches and graceful patterns that wraparound the appliqued blocks. The blocks are done with a combination of applique; reverse applique; embroidery and padded applique making for three dimensional blocks. The vine and flowers border beautifully carries through the applique in the body of the quilt. The quilt has the... Click for details

Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $595  

This Nine Patch crib quilt is as crisp and fresh as the day it was made in the 1920's. It is nicely quilted with a waffle pattern and chevrons in the border. The quilt is well scaled with each block measuring 3 inches in diameter. It is an ideal shade of soft medium blue that is a little more gray than shows on my monitor. Measurements are 36" x 54"; Pennsylvania origin.
Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Agnes Seebass Silver Necklace with Ancient Mexican Jade
  Agnes Seebass Silver Necklace with Ancient Mexican Jade   $295

Choker necklace by Agnes Seebass in which she combines one of her favorite convex links with her other favorite of an ancient Mexican jade bead. Links measure 1 1/3" long. A fresh combination of young and old.

Jasper and Silver Native American Necklace   $1,350  

This six strand silver and jasper necklace was made by Audie Yazzie of the well known Navajo jewelry making family. It dates to the 1970's and is made with red jasper and several sizes and shapes of silver beads. Fetishes are carved from coral. The length of the necklace is adjustable from 30" to 38". The maker's name is signed on a silver disc. This is a wonderfully fashionable necklace enhanced by its Native American origin.
Jasper and Silver Native American Necklace
Folky Sampler Crib Quilt with American Flag: Ca. 1920; Massachusetts
  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

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