Catalogue


Homemade Tin Flask   $235   

This handmade tin flask was clearly meant to be sculptural as well as functional. It is 8 1/2" tall including the hand carved wood cork. It has a dent on one side which does not show on the thumbnails. Unfortunately, it would no longer hold water as the lead solder has separated from the tin in one place. It remains, however, an appealing ornament.      
  
Homemade Tin Flask
Sculpture of Egyptian Figures
  Sculpture of Egyptian Figures   $575

It is difficult to say the purpose for which this sculpture of an ancient Egyptian couple was made. It may have been for a stage decoration or perhaps purely ornamental. It is made of plaster and measures 38" tall and 17 1/2" wide. Probably made in the early - mid 20th century. Good condition with some slight chipping to the paint.

Cotton Crazy Quilt: Circa 1889; Pennsylvania   $1,800  

This Cotton Crazy Quilt is truly a collage of fabrics. The center has the structure of a Nine Patch within a Diamond in a Square. This unusual touch pulls in your eye before wandering around the composition of irregularly shaped pieces. It is made of a wonderful variety of late 19th century fabrics and is in mint condition. The red and white polka dot fabric is a bold and effective frame for this unusual quilt. Measurements are 86" x 92"; Pennsylvania origin.
Cotton Crazy Quilt: Circa 1889; Pennsylvania
Caesar's Crown Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  Caesar's Crown Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $2,800

Beautifully quilted version of a Caesar's Crown quilt. The diamond shapes of the border are repeated in each crown block, making for a nice interplay between the two. It is also interesting to note that the white off blocks create a secondary pattern of a four leaf clover. Professionally laundered and in excellent condition. Measures 86" x 90": Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.

Sealife Painting   $395  

Charming painting of marine life including seahorses; fish and a turtle. It is done on canvas that is stretched over a foamcore board. Measurements are 20" x 51". Signed "Martin".
Sealife Painting
Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
  Barnraising Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.   $975

This is a classic Log Cabin Barnraising quilt in traditionally Pennsylvania colors. The particular use of lights and darks gives tremendous depth to the pattern. A note attached to the back reads "C Enoch Snyder receiving this quilt when 8 years old from his mother 1909 Lead a (sic) honest and holy life". Enoch must have treasured this gift for it is in pristine, un-used condition. Measurements are 91" square. The backing is an especially rich paisley print to which the quilt can be reversed... Click for details

Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,450  

This Evening Stars Quilt is a lovely variation of a traditional pattern. Placing one star within another and placing the red stars abutting one another creates a variety of optical illusions and additional patterns. The quilt is from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; circa 1880. It is finely quilted with several different floral patterns in the white blocks, a nice counterpoint to the geometric stars. It has been professionally laundered. There is very slight fading along part of one green edge but... Click for details
Evening Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Sixteen Patch Wool Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.
  Sixteen Patch Wool Quilt: Circa 1890; Pa.   $695

This basic Sixteen Patch quilt has an unusual vibrancy because of the flame red used next to a variety of brown and black fabrics. The red binding frames it well. All of the materials are fairly heavy wool. There are a few area of slight discoloration to the browns but they are dark marks on dark fabric so they are barely visible. Measurements are 61" x 65". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890.

Oval Fingered Pantry Boxes in Original Blue Paint   $1075.00  

These three mid 19th century, oval pantry boxes are in untouched condition in their original dark blue/green paint. The smallest is 1 3/4" tall; 3 1/2" deep and 4 3/4" wide. It has a small crack on the bottom. The middle box is 2" tall; 4" deep and 5 3/4" wide. There is a tiny piece missing from the bottom of the back. Both flaws are shown in thumbnail photos. The largest 2 3/8" tall; 4 1/4" deep and 5 9/16" wide. It has no condition apologies. There is writing on the top but it is difficult... Click for details
Oval Fingered Pantry Boxes in Original Blue Paint
Homemade Cat Toys
  Homemade Cat Toys   $295

These are two homemade cat toys from the turn of the century. On the left is a sock cat with an embroidered face and a wonderful three dimensional tongue. It measures 9 1/2" tall from the base to the tip of the ears. New England origin. SOLD On the right is a cat that may have been meant as a squeak toy. One can feel a metal ring inside it. It may have been inserted to give it structure or it may have given off a noise. This poor critter is missing one of its appliqued eyes. It measures 11"... Click for details

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