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Toile de Jouy Quilt - Mohicans at the Waterfall: Circa 1830   $2,650   

This French toile de jouy fabric was undoubtedly made for the American market as it depicts the Mohicans at the Waterfall. The front of the quilt is cotton and the back appears to be linen. The front is in excellent condition. There are some holes on the back that seem to be where the quilt was caught in the bedsprings. The fabric is richly colored shades of red and pink. It does not have any of the brownish tones that show on my monitor. Measurements are 93" x 98".      
  
Toile de Jouy Quilt - Mohicans at the Waterfall: Circa 1830
Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Ohop
  Baskets Quilt: Circa 1880; Ohop   $2,475

This Baskets Quilt has so much going on that it is difficult to know how to name it. An appliqued flower comes out of each basket. It has a triple diagonal sashing intersecting with Nine Patch blocks. Repeated use of the green calico on the base of the baskets; handles and flower stems makes a nice balance to the strong use of solid red. Stems of the flowers are finely embroidered. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It measures 88 inches square. It is nicely quilted with pinwheel... Click for details

Ronald Hayes Pearson Gold Biomorphic Brooch with Turquoise   $1,675  

Ronald Hayes Pearson (1924 -96) is considered one of this country's most influential figures in metalsmithing. He regarded precious metals as plastic substances to be stretched or elongated into simple, elegant forms. This 14 karat gold brooch with a turquoise stone clearly reflects that philosophy. The gold is twisted to two different planes . The brooch measures 2 inches wide x 1 3/16 inches tall, although it can be worn in any direction.
Ronald Hayes Pearson Gold Biomorphic Brooch with Turquoise
Four Patch in NIne Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
  Four Patch in NIne Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $965

Finely made Four Patch in Nine Patch quilt from Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Pinned to it is a tag from The Franklin County Quilt Documentation Project. The quilt is made of a lovely assortment of printed 1870's fabrics. The backing is a Bars pattern. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. Measurements are 84 inches square.

Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1900   $1,975  

The Schoolhouse is one of America's favorite quilt patterns. This fine example is well designed with houses at right angles framing the primary group. It's interesting that the bottom row can be seen as either part of the vertical grouping or a continuation of the houses creating the frame. The quilt is in pristine condition. It is stitched with straight lines in the body and zigzags in the border. Measurements are 67" x 74". Made circa 1900; probably Ohio origin.
Schoolhouse Quilt: Circa 1900
Log Cabin Pattern Hooked Rug; Circa 1920;New York
  Log Cabin Pattern Hooked Rug; Circa 1920;New York   $385

This hooked rug is done in a quilt pattern known as Straight Furrows Log Cabin. The diagonal lights and darks make a wonderful design. The rug is made of wool; circa 1920's; from New York State. The rug itself is in excellent condition. Measurements are 18" x 36". It is mounted on a homemade stretcher that, in all honesty, is not an enhancement. It should probably be re-mounted or it could be used as a table mat without being mounted.

Elegant Silk Log Cabin Quilt with Embroidered Border; Ca.1870;Balto.   $6,500  

This finely made Windmill Blades Log Cabin quilt is one of the most elegant I have seen. The pieces are small and wonderfully color coordinated to create concentric frames. Most astounding is the wide, elaborately embroidered floral border. The quilt is signed Mary Kroeger and Louis Kroger; Baltimore Maryland. Mary was born in 1826 in Hanover, Germany. It is not known at what age she came to the United States and married Louis. She lived until 1900. Louis owned a grocery and provisions... Click for details
Elegant Silk Log Cabin Quilt with Embroidered Border; Ca.1870;Balto.
Original Pattern Octagons Quilt: Circa 1900; Pennsylvania
  Original Pattern Octagons Quilt: Circa 1900; Pennsylvania   $625

I have searched for a name for this unusual Octagons quilt. The closest I have found are the obscure patterns named Carrie's Choice or Midget Necktie. The difference between these patterns and the one offered here is that this one does not have true Bowties surrounding the center. I believe it is an original pattern. The quilt is in pristine, unwashed condition. It dates to about 1900; Pennsylvania origin. Measurements are 73" x 86". It is nicely quilted including 7 point stars in the blue... Click for details

Abstract Floral Rug: Circa 1900; Pennsylvania   $625  

This unusual floral abstract design rug is done with a technique called prodding or poking. It is similar to hooking but different in that the ends of the strips of fabric are not secured. The strips are poked through the foundation and the ends left loose creating a shaggy surface. The design of this rug, combined with the loose texture, produce a wonderful effect. The rug measures 19 1/2" x 72". It is made almost entirely of wool. The size and design allow it to be displayed equally well... Click for details
Abstract Floral Rug: Circa 1900; Pennsylvania
Pots of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1920
  Pots of Flowers Quilt: Circa 1920   $2,200

This Pots of Flowers Quilt is unusual in that it is simultaneously fanciful and elegant. The blossoms are far larger than their container giving this otherwise elegant quilt a touch of whimsey. The entire quilt is done in cotton sateen making it "dressier" than many. The applique and reverse applique are elaborately done. Measurements are 84 inches square. Unwashed, excellent condition. Made circa 1920.

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