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Irish Chain Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $2,675   

This Irish Chain Crib Quilt has it all. The pattern and scale are wonderful. The condition is immaculate. The fabrics could not be better - including the cheater's cloth (printed patchwork) backing. Dates circa 1880; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 32" square.      
  
Irish Chain Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
Diamonds Hooked Rug: Circa 1920
  Diamonds Hooked Rug: Circa 1920   $975

Light and dark Diamonds in shades of tans and browns are highlighted with red centers and frame. Colors are reminiscent of a Navaho weaving. Excellent condition. Measures 38" x 59"; circa 1920.

Irish Bear Paw Puzzle Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $1,675  

It's difficult to find a name for this dynamic geometric quilt because it forms so many patterns. The basic block is much like a Basket pattern. The adjoining red blocks form a Bow Tie or Hourglass. Each square divided into a red and green triangle surrounded by a peach sawtooth is another way to look at the primary pattern. In sum, it's a fabulous, original piece with a lots of movement. The unlikely combination of these solid colors adds to the drama of the piece. The triangle border is the... Click for details
Irish Bear Paw Puzzle Quilt: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Margot de Taxco Enamel on Sterling Pins
  Margot de Taxco Enamel on Sterling Pins   $145

Two wonderful enamel animal pins by Margot de Taxco; circa 1950. Both are in excellent condition and well hallmarked. Birds measure 1 3/4" wide and 5/8" tall. Fish is 2" wide and 1 5/8"tall. Glorious colors.

Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam Crib Quilt: Ca. 1930; Pa.   $595  

Absolutely charming crib quilt that is a miniaturized version of Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam. Each dress and shirt is a different fabric. Pristine, unwashed condition. Nicely quilted. Backing fabric of sailboats is equally interesting to use as a wholecloth quilt. Measures 45" x 54". Pennsylvania origin; 1930's.
Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam Crib Quilt: Ca. 1930; Pa.
One Patch/ Bars Crib Quilt: Pennsylvania
  One Patch/ Bars Crib Quilt: Pennsylvania   $475

Crib Quilt consisting of Bars filled with One Patches. Excellent, unwashed condition. Top was made circa 1890 and, based upon the backing, probably quilted in the 1930's. Pieces such as these that are completed a generation later are called Mother-Daughter quilts but do not refer to family relations. Measures 48" x 52"; Pennsylvania origin.

Horsehead and Good Luck Horseshoes Hooked Rug   $1,195  

Charming hooked rug with a horse head surrounded by four lucky horseshoes. These two literal elements are surrounded by more abstract concentric squares, making for a very pleasing composition. Nice combination of soft and deep colors. Excellent condition; professionally mounted. Horse's eye is a piece of appliqued cotton; rest of the rug is wool. Circa 1920; measures 33" x 38".
Horsehead and Good Luck Horseshoes Hooked Rug
Los Castillo Silver, Copper and Brass Choker Necklace
  Los Castillo Silver, Copper and Brass Choker Necklace   $565

Streamlined choker necklace in sterling, copper and brass made by Los Castillo who takes credit for initiating work with married metals. Substantial weight; well hinged links. Measures approximately 16" in circumference (can't be more precise because of the curve of the necklace) and 7/16" wide. Excellent condition.

Margot de Taxco Earrings; Circa 1950   Sold  

Two pairs of screwback earrings by Margot de Taxco; circa 1950. Left pair - Typical of the curvilinear designs with balls often employed by Margot. 1 3/8" long and 5/16" wide. Right - Very deco looking design in black and white enamel. 1 1/4" long.Both in excellent condition.
Margot de Taxco Earrings; Circa 1950
Gucci 18 Karat Gold with Sterling Sun Earrings
  Gucci 18 Karat Gold with Sterling Sun Earrings   $925

Terrific Sun Face Earrings by primo Italian design house - Gucci. Eighteen karat gold circles surround the silver sun faces. Measure 1 1/8" in diameter. Excellent condition. French backs - posts and clips. Probably circa 1970.

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