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Baskets Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $1,985   

Diagonal placement of the small size Baskets gives this quilt particular interest. Equally enhancing is the forest green background that is quilted in white. Nice variety of 1880's fabrics. Unwashed condition; well crafted. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin. Measures 79" square.      
  
Baskets Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Antonio Pineda Sterling with Pearls Earrings and Brooch
  Antonio Pineda Sterling with Pearls Earrings and Brooch   $485

Two unusual designs by Antonio Pineda, highly collectible Mexican designer. Both in excellent original condition. Antonio was one of the few early Mexican designers who combined silver with pearls. Earrings measure 1 1/4" in length and 3/4" at widest. Brooch is 970 silver. Measures 2 1/2" x 1 1/2". Looks equally good worn vertically or horizontally.

Wool Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1910   $1,250  

Anybody know what the initials SES stand for on this Schoolhouse comforter? My guess is Sex Education School. Very interesting mix of crude and sophisticated. The frame with vertically placed blocks is particularly well designed with color and fabrics deliberately planned. Red outlines each of the black corner blocks; the center 3 blocks of each side have fabrics distinguished from all others in the quilt. Excellent condition with the exception of several missing ties. Circa 1910; measures 62"... Click for details
Wool Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1910
Stars with Applique Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Stars with Applique Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $2,975

Dense patterning makes this combination of Star of Bethlehem; Oakleaf; Variable Star and Hourglass a real knock-out. Graduated sizes of each frame add to the drama of the large central star. Colors and fabrics have mellowed with washing. Likely a unique combination of patterns. Measures 82" x 99"; circa 1870. Pennsylvania origin.

Wool Challis One Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,975  

The simple One Patch pattern is made extraordinarily rich and sparkly by the use of a multitude of glorious fabrics of the 1860's and 70's. All are fine wool challis. Lightweight; quilted but no batting. Each block measures 1 1/2" square. Tremendous use of lights and darks; printed and solid fabrics. Back is somewhat fragile and has had several mends; front is in excellent condition. Measures 85" square; Pennsylvania origin.
Wool Challis One Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1860
  Mariner's Compass Quilt: Circa 1860   $4,200

Mariner's Compass is one of the most difficult patterns to execute. This example is particularly finely done. Unwashed condition shows several light smudges that could be removed with laundering but in my opinion, not worth losing that never washed feel. Has one old appliqued, inconspicuous mend visible in thumbnail photo. Beautifully quilted. Measures 88" square; circa 1860.

Berry and Leaf Medallion Quilt: Circa 1920; Pa.   $1,095  

This quilt is arranged like the Autumn Leaves pattern but with the unusual, possibly unique, addition of berries. Well quilted with contrasting color thread that adds to the patterning. Unwashed condition. Measures 79" x 87". Berks County, Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
Berry and Leaf Medallion Quilt: Circa 1920; Pa.
Philadelphia Pavement Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Philadelphia Pavement Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $895

Unwashed, mint condition Philadelphia Pavement quilt. Border print is beautiful shade of cadet blue, not often seen in quilts of this era. In fact, the entire palette of this quilt is out of the ordinary. Wonderful contrast of dark calico prints with yellow highlights and pink striped centers. Each block measures 1 3/4" square. Pennsylvania origin: circa 1890. Measures 70" x 76".

Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $2,500  

Classic Nine Patch quilt made most unusual by a dramatic stepped border. Beautiful 1870's fabrics. Small scale blocks; each Nine Patch is 3 1/2" square. Several light brown spots due to the unwashed condition. Strong enough to be laundered but not essential. Measures 74" x 88"; Pennsylvania origin.
Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Lemoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Lemoyne Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $2,675

Unusual, complex variation of LeMoyne Stars alternating with octagons to create a variety of positive/ negative images. Excellent condition; professionally laundered. Beautiful fabrics framed by a bold zigzag border. Very well quilted. Measures 78" x 90"; Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1870

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