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Cat Hooked Rug: Circa 1940; Pennsylvania   $425   

Incredibly realistic Hooked Rug in the shape of a Cat, seriously guarding her ball. Mounted on board; measures 30" wide and 23" to tip of ears. Repairs to two areas of the green base do not detract from the droll image. Circa 1940; Pennsylvania origin.      
  
Cat Hooked Rug: Circa 1940; Pennsylvania
Miniature Floral Wreaths Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.
  Miniature Floral Wreaths Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.   Sold

Delicate Floral Wreaths quilt, done on an unusually small scale. The color palette initially gives the impression of this being a quilt from the 1920's. Closer inspection of the fabrics indicates it is actually from the late 19th century. Very well quilted with a variety of patterns. The centers of the wreaths quilted in the off blocks are filled with different floral patterns. Professionally laundered; pristine condition. Measures 73" x 76"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1870.

Huge Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $3,200  

This is an extraordinary, bold and original interpretation of a Honeycomb, or Hexagon pattern quilt. Graceful wreaths and vining borders are brilliantly offset against the dominant central pattern. Illustrated in The Quilt Engagement Calendar when I last owned it: I have recently re-purchased it from a collection. Very well pieced and appliqued. Finely cross hatch quilted. Unwashed condition; several area of light discoloration are visible in thumbnail photos. Could be washed and removed, but I... Click for details
Huge Hexagons Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Four Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Four Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $975

This Four Baskets pattern was immortalized some twenty years ago when it was used as a United States postage stamp. The placement of color in this example makes it even more interesting than most. The use of two colors gives both the original block of two red (it "reads" pink but the material is actually a soft brick color with a white print) and two green baskets. One can see equally prominently a block of four red and four green baskets. Finally, there are diagonal crisscrosses of the two... Click for details

Turkey Tracks Quilt: Circa 1879; Pennsylvania   $1,985  

Turkey Tracks combined with an unusual appliqued pattern. The alternating blocks are an excellent combination of curvilinear and angular shapes. Included in the Chester County, Pennsylvania Quilt Documentation project. Professionally laundered; measures 82" x 86"; circa 1870.
Turkey Tracks Quilt: Circa 1879; Pennsylvania
Streak of Lightning Hooked Rug
  Streak of Lightning Hooked Rug   $850

Eye dazzling Streak of Lightning wool hooked rug. Rich, jewel colors; wonderful small scale to the design. Excellent condition; measures 33" x 53".

Karl Schibensky Enamel Cufflinks   $475  

Three pairs of signed enamel cufflinks by German Modernist designer Karl Schibensky. All in un-used condition. Fabulous colors and design. Left: Measure 13/16" square; $475. Middle: Measure 1/2" square; $210. Right: Measure 3/4" square; $450 Light spot is glare in the photo; the color is even on the cufflink.
Karl Schibensky Enamel Cufflinks
Nine Patch Quilt with Zigzag: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Nine Patch Quilt with Zigzag: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $835

It is difficult to imagine that a quilt as fresh and crisp in condition as this Nine Patch is more than 125 years old. It was obviously packed away and never saw the light of day. Beautiful fabrics; wonderful zigzag border makes a great frame. Quilting in off blocks done in the same nine patch design as the primary pattern. Border quilted with diagonal lines. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; measures 76" x 90".

Los Castillo Sterling Silver Brooches   $475  

Two dramatic, rare designs in sterling silver by Los Castillo. Leaf pin dates to the early 1940's; measures 3 3/4" from stem to tip. Can be worn equally well in any direction. Circle pin dates circa 1950. Measures 2 1/8" in diameter. Finely detailed. Both in excellent condition.
Los Castillo Sterling Silver Brooches
Bricks Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Maryland
  Bricks Crib Quilt: Circa 1880; Maryland   $675

Streamlined, perhaps original pattern that I have termed Bricks, for want of a more proper name. Wonderfully abstract in its simplicity. Nicely quilted including concentric half circles in the border that are a terrific contrast to the geometry of the rest of the quilting as well as the pieced pattern. Measures 40" x 55"; excellent condition. Maryland origin.

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