Catalogue


Sterling Silver Floral Brooch by Chato Castillo   $775   

Huge sterling silver Carnation Brooch by the most well known of the Castillo brothers, Chato. He was the only one of the five brothers who designed under his own name while working with the family studio. Measures 4 5/8" long and 2 1/4" wide. Extremely graceful, layered design. Circa 1950.      
  
Sterling Silver Floral Brooch by Chato Castillo
Fans Quilt: Circa 1930; Maryland
  Fans Quilt: Circa 1930; Maryland   $495

Fans quilt in colors that look like they've been drawn with crayons. The use of all solid colors makes for a bold image. A little primitive in construction but dynamic nonetheless. Measures 66 x 78"; Maryland origin. Circa 1930.

Fleur-de-lis Applique Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.   $1,175  

Fleur-de-lis applique pattern with exquisite quilting. Corner blocks and border are the same fabric; the rest of the appliques are a second material. Triangle border is a nice contrast to the curvilinear forms of the blocks. Professionally laundered. Several spots of very well done, inconspicuous darning on the brown border. It seems as though the quilt may have gotten caught on something because everywhere else, the fabrics are healthy and strong. Measures 76" x 92"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa... Click for details
Fleur-de-lis Applique Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.
Sawtooth Diamond Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
  Sawtooth Diamond Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $985

Extremely finely made Sawtooth Diamond quilt. Soft colors keep this bold design from being overpowering. Nicely quilted with several different patterns. Slightly salmon shade of pink; high quality cottons. Excellent, unwashed condition. Measures 78" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.

Diamond in a Square Quilt: Circa 1870   $975  

The origin of this Diamond in a Square Quilt with embroidery is a mystery. Clearly, the pattern is reminiscent of Lancaster County Amish but it is not that. It is possible that it is English, but not a pattern one would see often. The use of the embroidered flowers and printed paisley (probably from a shawl) are unusual, regardless of where it was made. Slight wear does not distract from the overall impact of the graphics. Small circles are mostly embroidery, not damage. Medium weight wools with... Click for details
Diamond in a Square Quilt: Circa 1870
Inlaid Wood Tennis Brooch; Circa 1930
  Inlaid Wood Tennis Brooch; Circa 1930   $285

This inlaid wood brooch depicting a male tennis player is difficult to categorize because it is so unusual. Extremely finely executed with multiple woods and beautiful detail. Measures 2 3/8" wide and 1 3/4" tall. Excellent condition; circa 1930.

Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $365  

Groups of four Pinwheel blocks are set together to create a dense pattern with lots of movement. Browns, greens and teals together make for an especially rich palette. Machine quilted. Several water marks visible on border and one in lowest of middle group of Pinwheels. Fabrics are strong and could probably be washed but I have not touched it. Backing is pieced bars. Measures 78" x 86". Franklin County, Pennsylvania Quilt Documentation project label is shown on thumbnail photo. Circa 1870.
Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Concentric Diamonds Hooked Rug; Circa 1920; Pa.
  Concentric Diamonds Hooked Rug; Circa 1920; Pa.   $975

Large and small Concentric Diamonds are repeated in the grid formed by the outline of each shape. Reds sprinkled throughout make this primarily earth toned rug quite lively. Made of wools; excellent condition. Measures 23" x 39 1/2". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.

Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $2,800  

This is both the earliest and largest Tumbling Blocks quilt that I have seen. It measures an enormous 102" x 116"; generous for a king size bed or a fabulous wall hanging for a loft space. This pattern is always dramatic but the scale of this makes it unusually so. Well quilted; hand loomed Trenton tape binding. Front is in excellent condition. There is one dark spot about the size of a dime that is visible in first thumbnail close-up. Staining on the back does not come through to the front.... Click for details
Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
Cross Roads Quilt: Circa 1880
  Cross Roads Quilt: Circa 1880   $395

Cross Roads ( aka Old Italian Block) pattern quilt done with a nice selection of late 19th century calico fabrics. Solid white contrasting with the printed calicoes gives dramatic diagonal movement. Damage to one purple triangle; the rest of the quilt is in excellent condition. Measures 64" x 73".

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