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Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,085   

This Lone Star is beautifully offset on a fire red background. The soft colors of the star contrast well with the very strong background. The brown used only for the center star makes a great focus. The body of the quilt is stitched with a pattern of diamonds and a cable in the border. The backing is a bars pattern in red and green calico. It is reversible to this side making for an entirely different quilt. Measurements are 84" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.      
  
Lone Star Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Trip Around the World Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania
  Trip Around the World Quilt: Circa 1880's; Pennsylvania   $1,285

This Trip Around the World quilt is as crisp as the day it was made some 125 years ago. It was clearly packed away and totally unused. The outer border is a tremendous fire engine red with white stitching for the cable quilting pattern. The blocks are small with each square measuring just1 1/2" to a side. The colors are beautifully placed combining solid and printed fabrics. The backing is made of two fabrics that are the same floral print in two different color ways. It is pieced to form... Click for details

Highly Pieced Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1870's; Pennsylvania   $9,600  

This pieced Center Medallion quilt is an extraordinary sampler of fabrics and design. Each frame is filled with a huge selection of fabrics, most of which are printed. A variety of triangle shapes makes for variation but with consistency. The center Sixteen Patch block draws the eye to a pattern not seen elsewhere in the quilt. The red band is especially effective in emphasizing the structure of the multiple frames. Measurements are 78" x 89"; excellent condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa... Click for details
Highly Pieced Center Medallion Quilt: Circa 1870's; Pennsylvania
Cat Braided Rug: Circa 1950
  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.

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.
Gold Earrings with Diamonds and Sapphires: Circa 1960
William Spratling Silver Cuff Cholula Bracelet: Circa 1940's
  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.

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.

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
Lone Star Quilt with Applique: Dated 1857; Maryland
Miniature Mosaic Bullseye Quilt: Circa 1870
  Miniature Mosaic Bullseye Quilt: Circa 1870   $9,500

This miniature hexagons quilt is quite astounding on several levels. It has the smallest hexagons I have seen. They measure about 3/4" to a side. The fabrics range from the 1830's to 1870's. The quilt is in mint, unwashed condition. Use of the red circles is terrific in creating a focus. Quilts such as this with thousand of pieces were often made in the late 19th century for competitions at fairs. I hope this got the blue ribbon it deserves! Measurements are 71" x 83".

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