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Wild Goose Chase Quilt: Circa 1870; New Jersey   $1,475   

This Wild Goose Chase Quilt has a wonderful variety of fabrics, including glazed chintz from the mid 19th century. The generous size of 91" x 98 " would make it an excellent bedcover for a queen or king size bed. It was made in New Jersey; circa 1870. Excellent, unwashed condition.      
  
Wild Goose Chase Quilt: Circa 1870; New Jersey
Gold and Enamel Earrings by Krementz: Circa 1960
  Gold and Enamel Earrings by Krementz: Circa 1960   $1,175

These earrings by New Jersey maker, Krementz, consist of alternating blue and green enamel triangles separated by twisted 18 karat gold. They measure 5/8" in diameter. Back and foundation are 18 karat; posts are 14.

Mennonite Log Cabin Quilt: Ca. 1890: Pa.   $975  

This Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt displays the strong graphics for which Mennonite quilts are known. The piano key border creates a wonderful frame continuing the diagonal theme. It is from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; made of wools; circa 1890. It measures 72" square; excellent condition.
Mennonite Log Cabin Quilt: Ca. 1890: Pa.
Robert Lee Morris Silver Pendant with Diamonds
  Robert Lee Morris Silver Pendant with Diamonds   $485

Silver pendant by Robert Lee Morris with 11 diamonds of varying sizes. Both front and back have a lovely undulating shape. For a more casual look, the pendant can be worn equally well on the reverse as a plain silver pendant. Morris sold this strung on a black cord but one can easily substitute a silver chain if preferred. The pendant measures 1 5/8" wide and 1 1/2" tall.

One Patch Doll Quilt: Virginia; Circa 1890   $215  

This charming One Patch Doll Quilt was either the practice piece of a child or the work of a mother whose good intentions exceeded her skill. I believe it was meant to be a One Patch with all equal squares. Overall, it does "read" like a checkerboard pattern but in fact, some of the blue striped blocks are elongated rectangles (one in a different direction than the others) and some of the red blocks are narrowed. It is hand quilted in brown thread. Measures 16 1/2" square. There is a hole in one... Click for details
One Patch Doll Quilt: Virginia; Circa 1890
Airplane Wire Sculptures: Circa 1930
  Airplane Wire Sculptures: Circa 1930   $475.00

Wire sculptures of two matching monoplanes. These were made by the same hand as the bicycles listed as item # 1131445 and automobiles #1131446. The planes measure 10 1/2" from propeller to tail and 5 1/2" tall. The propellers move. Found in Pennsylvania; made circa 1930.

Wire Sculpture Automobiles   $475  

These two wire sculptures of early automobiles were made by the same hand as the bicycles listed in item #1131445. As with the bicycles, there are stylistic similarities but differences in the models. Both have doors that open. Whimsical features such as the curlicue headlights are particularly Calder-esque. The open top car on the left measures 9" long and 4" tall. The roadster on the right is 9" long and 4 3/4" tall. Found in Pennsylvania; circa 1930.
Wire Sculpture Automobiles
Wire Bicycles: Circa 1920 ; Pennsylvania
  Wire Bicycles: Circa 1920 ; Pennsylvania   $450

These two finely detailed wire sculptures depict slightly different bicycles. The piece on the left is actually a tricycle and on the right is what is called a bonecruncher. Both are in excellent condition. They measure 6" tall to the top of the handlebars. Circa 1930; found in Pennsylvania.

Ed Wiener Sterling and Pearl Earrings: circa 1950   $575  

These subtly sculptural earrings are by the late famed Modernist designer, Ed Wiener. A pearl moves on a rod that spans the oxidized, curved backing. The earrings measure 3/4" long and 1/2" wide; screwbacks; excellent condition.
Ed Wiener Sterling and Pearl Earrings: circa 1950
Black Bottle Dolls: Pennsylvania
  Black Bottle Dolls: Pennsylvania   $375

These two bottle dolls each have lots of personality. The ample bosom mammy on the left dates to the 1920's. She has had a life of hard wok as seen in her tattered apron and head scarf. Her feedsack print dress does not show wear. She is 13" tall. The doll on the right has clothes that indicate an earlier date. She was probably made in the late 19th century with clothing a bit fancier than her counterpart's. Her apron, for instance, has a lace bottom. She measures 14 1/2" tall to the top of... Click for details

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