Catalogue


Morning Glory and Monkey Wrench Quilt: Circa 1930; Pa.   $875   

This Morning Glories quilt combines two traditional patterns that are rarely, if ever, seen together. The geometric Monkey Wrench is an unusual, but effective, matching with the floral pattern. The entire piece is light and airy with lovely quilting and a graceful scalloped border. Measurements are 80" x 92" to outer edges of scallops. Made by Marie Kritcher in McKeesport, Pennsylvania in the 1930's for her son Larry. Perhaps that explains the choice of the Monkey Wrench pattern.      
  
Morning Glory and Monkey Wrench Quilt: Circa 1930; Pa.
Homemade Amish Toy Dogs
  Homemade Amish Toy Dogs   $315.00

These are two well loved Amish toy dogs made in the early part of the 20th century. The smaller, on the left, is from Pennsylvania. It is straw filled; made of cotton with shoe button black eyes. It is 5" tall to the tip of the tail and 6 1/4" " long. Very good condition. The larger is from Ohio; made of wool and also straw filled. It has several old mends and worn spots. measurements are 4 4 3/4" tall and 7 3/4" tall.

Cotton Crazy Crib Quilt with Embroidered message:1885   $3,200  

Embroidered in the blocks of this unique crib quilt is the following message: Your childhood years, they will soon be over And your school days, then all will be... May health, wealth and happiness be your lot As long as your life shall last. Your Grandma has made this spread for your feet And decked it with colors all bright And when you are warmly tucked into your bed Then think of your Grandma - Good night. Harriet S. Smith, Aged 69 June 11th, 1885 Westford, Mass. Detail photos... Click for details
Cotton Crazy Crib Quilt with Embroidered message:1885
Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
  Light and Dark Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.   $1,675

This Light and Dark Log Cabin quilt is a particularly well done example of a classic pattern. Many log cabins are not actually quilted and this one is, as can easily be seen in the red centers. It is a popular belief that the frequently used red centers of log cabins represent the hearth of the home. The piano key border is an especially desirable edge treatment. The quilt is made from a well chosen and placed variety of wool fabrics. Measurements are 76" square; excellent condition. ... Click for details

Antonio Pineda HUGE Silver Belt Buckle   $2,900  

This positively enormous belt buckle by silver master, Antonio Pineda, transcends jewelry into sculpture. It is 970 silver set with an abstract design in onyx. It was probably a custom made piece. Measurements are 5 5/8" wide x 2 3/8" tall. It would make a wonderful statement on either a man or woman with lots of style.
Antonio Pineda HUGE Silver Belt Buckle
Texas Puzzle Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Texas Puzzle Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,275

This Texas Puzzle quilt is made from a variety of exquisite printed wool challis fabrics. The back consists of seven alternating narrow and wide Bars of equally beautiful challis prints, making the quilt totally reversible. It is very light in weight; excellent condition. Made circa 1870; Berks County, Pennsylvania. Measurements are 76" x 80".

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.

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