Catalogue


Twenty Five Patch Variation Quilt: Circa 1920   $675   

Variation of a Twenty Five Patch Quilt that also goes by the name of Mrs. Hoover's Colonial Quilt or more traditionally, Irish Chain. The Four Patches created between the main blocks make it more than the usual usual Irish Chain. Very finely quilted. Has one small pink spot (that I have not tried to remove) but otherwise excellent condition. Measures 86" x 98"; circa 1920.      
  
Twenty Five Patch Variation Quilt: Circa 1920
Sigi Sterling Silver Cufflinks
  Sigi Sterling Silver Cufflinks   $165.00

Two unusual pairs of sterling silver cuff links by Mexican designer, Sigi. Trapezoidal pair on left measure 1 1/16" at longest and 9/16" at widest. Right pair are of the biomorphic shape for which Sigi is especially well known. Measure 1" x 3/4". Oxidized silver with 3 silver balls. Both pairs are well hallmarked and in excellent condition; circa 1950.

Nine Patch Quilt ; Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $1,425  

Indigo and white Nine Patch quilt with an unusual variation of a zig zag border. One of the Nine Patch blocks reverses the navy and white squares. Legend has it that this is an intentional mistake, or humility patch, for only God is perfect. In actuality, I know of no documentation that such blocks existed; they were likely simply human error. Excellent condition; circa 1880. Measures 70" x 86"; Pennsylvania origin.
Nine Patch Quilt ; Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Reversible Bars Quilt: Circa 1920
  Reversible Bars Quilt: Circa 1920   $1,975

Elegant, pristine reversible Bars quilt. It may be English, in which case it would be referred to as a Strippy quilt. Regardless of where it originated, this piece was done by a master. The quilting is superbly done in a variety of patterns.The fabrics are elegant cotton sateens and beautifully coordinated. The backing is similar to the front but not identical. It is totally reversible. Measures 78" x 94"; circa 1920.

Los Castillo Floral Brooch with Amethysts   $1450.00  

Huge, voluptuous floral brooch by Los Castillo. Measures 5" x 2". Two amethysts are each 1 3/16" in diameter. Can be worn equally well horizontally, vertically or at an angle. 1939 - 1945 hallmark. Truly an eye catcher.
Los Castillo Floral Brooch with Amethysts
Los Castillo Sterling and Ebony Necklace & Bracelet Set
  Los Castillo Sterling and Ebony Necklace & Bracelet Set   $875

Unusual necklace and bracelet set by Los Castillo. Alternating wood discs of the necklace are covered with sterling. Necklace measures 16 1/2" wearable length; bracelet is 7 1/4". Tiny wood chip on bracelet is visible in thumbnail photo. Circa 1980.

Abstract Hooked Rug: Circa 1920   $585  

Long hair abstract hooked rug in wool done on burlap. Soft, muted colors. Deep pile measures 3". Rug is on a stretcher measuring 21" x 61". Rug is in excellent condition but stretcher is a bit flimsy. There would be no loss in removing the rug from the stretcher for much easier shipping. Circa 1920.
Abstract Hooked Rug: Circa 1920
Paul Lobel Silver Banjo Brooch
  Paul Lobel Silver Banjo Brooch   $675

Sterling silver Banjo brooch by the late modernist jewelry designer, Paul Lobel. Measures 3 3/4" long and 1 1/16" at its widest.

Starburst Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,650  

Extremely bold and dramatic Starburst quilt. This pattern is far more rare than the traditional eight point star. Wonderful assortment of 1870's fabrics. Machine quilted; double rows of stitching outline the pieced diamonds and are carried through on the blue ground. Measures 96" square; Pennsylvania origin.
Starburst Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
William Spratling Silver & Obsidian Starfish
  William Spratling Silver & Obsidian Starfish   Inquire for Price

Stunning and rare Starfish brooch and pendant by William Spratling. It is not uncommon to find the starfish theme in his work in silver alone. The three layers, though, with obsidian sandwiched between the silver, is quite rare. Measures 2 3/4" wide and 3" long. Several minute chips along the edge of the stone can be seen only with close examination. Hallmark dates to 1964-7.

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