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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.      
  
Sawtooth Diamond Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Diamond in a Square Quilt: Circa 1870
  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

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.
Inlaid Wood Tennis Brooch; Circa 1930
Pinwheels Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  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.

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.
Concentric Diamonds Hooked Rug; Circa 1920; Pa.
Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  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

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".
Cross Roads Quilt: Circa 1880
Nine Patch and Hourglass Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.
  Nine Patch and Hourglass Quilt: Circa 1880; Pa.   $2,250

There's method to this madness. What at first appears to be a jumble is actually an orderly arrangement of Nine Patch and Hourglass quilt blocks arranged in rows. While different in size, nearly each block is framed by log cabin strips. Three borders are the same triangles; the fourth is diagonal strips. Excellent, probably unwashed condition. Light smudging on one block. Soft calico prints are beautifully combined to create a twinkly palette of light and dark. Back is pieced bars that... Click for details

Victorian Crazy Doll Quilt: Circa 1890; Maryland   $975  

Elegant Crazy Doll Quilt that is much dressier than doll quilts usually are. Handmade lace is an exceptional border for the piece. Embroidery includes nearly every motif typical of Victorian crazy quilts - flowers, fans and butterflies. Better than usual are the chickens, horse and man. Excellent condition. Maryland origin; circa 1890. Professionally framed; measures 23" x 28".
Victorian Crazy Doll Quilt: Circa 1890; Maryland
Margot de Taxco Sterling Silver Brooches
  Margot de Taxco Sterling Silver Brooches   $550

Brooches by Margot de Taxco; circa 1950. Left - White and soft blue enamel. Excellent condition. Looks equally good worn in any direction. Measures 2 3/4" wide and 1 1/4" tall. Right - Sterling bow with hammered and oxidized ornamentation. Matching earrings available on this site as Item # 597323. Measures 2 3/4" wide and 2" tall.

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