Catalogue


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.

William Spratling Gold Dangle Earrings   $3800.00  

Silver master, William Spratling worked in gold for custom orders. He made these unusual earrings in the 1960's. They consist of 6 dangling discs. Irregularities are reflections on the photo only - the earrings are in excellent condition. They measure 1 1/2" long and 3/4" wide; screwbacks.
William Spratling Gold Dangle Earrings
Triangles Quilt with Printed Panel: Ca. 1870; Mass.
  Triangles Quilt with Printed Panel: Ca. 1870; Mass.   $1,085

Thousand Pyramids Quilt with a most unusual center of a printed panel depicting an elegant equestrienne with her hound. It is unusual for a highly pieced quilt to have a central panel. In this case, the elegance of the subject compared with the "country" aspect of the quilt makes for an even more unlikely, though successful, pairing. It is knotted, not quilted. Very good condition. Measures 65" x 87". From the Chadwick Family of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880   $4,600  

This extraordinary Birds in the Air Quilt has the tiniest pieces imaginable. Each triangle is 5/8" to a side. Written on the back is 25,000 for the number of pieces in the quilt. It is in excellent condition and measures 66" x 82".
Birds in the Air Quilt: Circa 1880
Broken Dishes Doll Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Broken Dishes Doll Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $385

This triangles pattern doll quilt can be seen as a number of patterns. The square blocks divided into two triangles are put together so as to look like an Hourglass: Pinwheel or Broken Dishes. It is nicely quilted in double rows; in excellent condition. Measurements are 14 1/2" x 22". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1890. The color is more toward marigold than shows on my monitor.

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