Catalogue


Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   Sold   

This extraordinarily complex quilt has so many patterns that it is difficult to say for certain which the maker intended as the primary. The Variable Stars can override the squares in diamonds known as an Economy Patch pattern. Diagonal combinations of squares and triangles create additional patterning and serve as a border. It is well pieced and quilted; measurements are 67" x 78". It is made of a deep inky blue calico with tiny print stars; excellent condition.      
  
Variable Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Homemade Camel Toys Circa 1920
  Homemade Camel Toys Circa 1920   $950

It is difficult to imagine a family of animal toys cuter or more unusual than these three camels. They are finely detailed with tufted heads and hooves. The selection of fabric accurately represents both the color and texture of camels. The largest is 8" from head to hoof; the smallest is 5". Excellent condition; made circa 1920.

Wood and Silver Bangle Bracelet   $875  

Wonderfully sculptural, original design three panel bracelet. Each wood panel has five facets. It is made of 980 silver, higher quality than sterling. The bracelet has a pin closure; the inside diameter is 2 3/16", fitting a small/ medium wrist.Probably made in the 1950's - 60's.
Wood and Silver Bangle Bracelet
Tree Everlasting Quilt: Circa 1850
  Tree Everlasting Quilt: Circa 1850   $1,450

This traditional Tree Everlasting quilt pattern is done in soft printed fabrics of the mid 19th century. Perhaps it was the maker's attempt at humor to use a fabric of printed blue leaves on a pattern known as Tree Everlasting. It is well pieced and quilted with particular attention to the detail of the many triangles. Measurements are 86" x 94". Excellent condition.

Economy Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $285  

Diamond in squares doll quilt (aka economy patch) with both funkiness and great attention to detail. The border around the diamonds in squares alternates between the green calico and brown printed fabrics. Surely this is an indication of the care with which the maker created this small quilt. At the same time, the backing consists of a central calico bar set at an angle between two sections of brown wool. Intentional or careless? Who knows? It is nicely hand quilted. Wool and cotton fabrics.... Click for details
Economy Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Bottle Cap Basket
  Bottle Cap Basket   $725

This fabulous Bottle Cap Basket is true folk art. It is made of caps from Coca Cola; 7 Up and Dr. Pepper. The wood bottom makes the piece especially functional. It is both strong and sculptural. Excellent condition; circa 1950. Measures - Height: 8 1/2, Width: 17 1/2", Depth: 5", Diameter: 14".

Silver and Gold Brooches: Circa 1985   $325.00  

Two custom made brooches done in sterling and gold. The pin on the left has 16 gold balls on a matter silver surface. It measures 1 5/8" square. Because it is square, it would look equally good worn on point. The brooch on the right has intentionally irregular edges. The matte gold center square and matte silver around it both have smooth silver frames making for a nice variety of textures. Measures 1 3/4" x 1 5/8".
Silver and Gold Brooches: Circa 1985
Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
  Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet   $350

This unusual Modernist silver cuff bracelet opens on the side. It is graduated in size and can be worn in a variety of ways. It is equally interesting with the opening to the inside or outside; with the wide part either top or bottom. The width is 9/16" at its widest and goes to 1 1/2" at the widest. Excellent condition.

Native American Beaded Bag: Circa 1880   $975  

This Native American beaded bag dates to the 1880's, based largely upon the calico fabric lining. The backing is wool felt with rawhide handles. It is in excellent condition; measures 7 1/2" x 9 1/2".
Native American Beaded Bag: Circa 1880
LeMoyne Stars Quilt with Trapunto: Ca. 1830; Pa.
  LeMoyne Stars Quilt with Trapunto: Ca. 1830; Pa.   $7,000

This LeMoyne Stars Quilt is combined with outstanding trapunto quilting. Two different pinwheel type stuffed work patterns alternate with the pieced stars. Inside the chintz border is a continuous trapunto feather. The soft color palette is unusual for an early 19th century quilt and combines beautifully with the elegance of the needlework. Measures 85" square; Pennsylvania origin. Excellent condition.

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