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Native American Large Two Stone Turquoise Cuff Bracelet   $950   

Massive Native American cuff bracelet with two triangular turquoise stones. There is beautiful silver work with considerable detail around the stones. The bracelet makes a fabulous fashion statement for either a man or woman. It measures 3 1/8" tall and 3" at its widest. The inner diameter of the cuff is 2 1/2" with a 1 5/8" opening (which can be adjusted). There is a small chip in the smaller of the two stones. It can probably be polished out but I have had nothing done to it. Made circa... Click for details      
  
Native American Large Two Stone Turquoise Cuff Bracelet
Native American Turquoise Bracelet: Circa 1950
  Native American Turquoise Bracelet: Circa 1950   $625

Navajo bracelet with 15 beautifully colored, natural turquoise stones. The center medallion is 1 3/4" tall. Inner diameter is 2 1/4" with an opening of 1 1/4" (adjustable). Last thumbnail photo shows that the wrist cuff has been (poorly) re-soldered to the center medallion. It was not beautifully done but it is certainly secure. It does not show on the front of the bracelet. Made no later than 1950's.

Large Silver Hoop Earrings with Amethyst Discs; Circa 1950   $245  

Bold and unusual silver earrings of large circles within which are cut out circles. They are topped with amethysts, the size of which looks as though they are from the cut out circle. The setting and type of amethyst as well as the overall design of the earring are reminiscent of the work of William Spratling.The earrings are certainly artist made but not signed other than sterling. The circles measure 1 3/8" in diameter. The earrings are 1 3/4" in length including the amethyst. Backs are hinged... Click for details
Large Silver Hoop Earrings with Amethyst Discs; Circa 1950
Silver and Onyx Thumbprint Bracelet
  Silver and Onyx Thumbprint Bracelet   $775

This Thumbprint bracelet may be by silver master Antonio Pineda. It is a variation of his traditional all silver Thumb bprint bracelet. I have not seen one like this in which the silver links alternate with onyx. The ambiguity has to do with the mark. The circular mark under the clasp looks as though it is one that often accompanies Antonio's crown but I cannot say with 100% certainty.The tall push clasp with a wide circle is certainly one used by Antonio. Regardless of whether it is by... Click for details

Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $595  

This classic Nine Patch quilt is nicely scaled and well quilted. There is a flower in each of the white blocks and a feather running throughout the border. It is freshly laundered. The border fabric is a more ivory shade of white than the interior. The quilt is in outstanding condition. Measurements are 40" x 52". Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Nine Patch Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Spool Doll Bed with Linens; Dated 1905
  Spool Doll Bed with Linens; Dated 1905   $695

This spool doll bed is charming in itself but even more so with the inclusion of its original linens. It has a mattress; quilt and pillow all done in beautiful 1870's fabrics. The bed measures 11 1/4" long; 7" wide and 9" to the top of the headboard. On the bottom is written that it was made in 1905.

Sterling Silver Necklace by Eduardo Herrera   Sold  

This wonderful 950 silver (higher quality than sterling) necklace by Eduardo Herrera calls two mind two very different images. It looks like coral as well as the cut out designs of Henri Matisse. The links are hammered. They are 1 1/2" wide at the front and 5/8" at the back.The necklace has exactly the right amount of flexibility to make it very comfortable to wear. It is approximately 18 1/2" long; the natural curve of the necklace makes it difficult to measure precisely.
Sterling Silver Necklace by Eduardo Herrera
Stag and Hounds Folk Art Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Stag and Hounds Folk Art Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $9,600

This extraordinary pictorial quilt depicts images that are both fierce and friendly. On the bottom are hounds chasing stags while on the top is a tree of life surrounded by birds, one of which may be a dove. It's a shame not to be able to speak with the quiltmaker to learn more of her intent but perhaps it is a metaphor for both the danger and kindness of life. Or am I reading too much into it? The quilt is from Pennsylvania; circa 1870's. Measurements are 77" x 78". It is in very good... Click for details

Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $2,450  

This strippy quilt is a wonderful take off on Chinese Coins. The strips are mostly rectangular but have a lot of variety adding squares, triangles and irregular shapes. The quilt is made of a fabulous variety of fabrics from the third quarter of the 19th century. The background fabric is a small paisley print and the reverse is a print with hops. It is in unwashed, pristine condition. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880. Measurements are 68" x 84".
Chinese Coins Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Old Italian Block Quilt: Circa 1860
  Old Italian Block Quilt: Circa 1860   $2,875

The name of this quilt pattern, Old Italian Block, is a mystery to me but it seems to be well established. This example is done with a glorious combination of stunning fabrics. All are in unwashed, pristine condition. The outer border is a highly glazed chintz. Oddly, the back is a cotton muslin. One would have expected a "dressier" choice given the front but perhaps the maker indulged all she could with the front of the quilt. It is quilted throughout with blocks of diamonds. Measurements are... Click for details

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