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Philadelphia Pavement Variation: ca. 1880; Pa.   $975   

This Philadelphia Pavement variation is bold and strong in every way. Unwashed condition. A small white spot on one of the blue blocks is part of the paper label from the bolt of fabric, further indication that the quilt has never been laundered. Terrific grouping of fabrics typical of southeastern Pennsylvania quilts of the late 19th century. Equally striking on the reverse Open Center pattern done in a different palette. Measures 80" square; circa 1880.      
  
Philadelphia Pavement Variation: ca. 1880; Pa.
Los Castillo Sterling Bracelet: Circa 1950
  Los Castillo Sterling Bracelet: Circa 1950   $435

Early, heavy sterling silver bracelet by Los Castillo. Wonderfully three dimensional. Fits average size wrist (safety chain makes it difficult to measure precisely). Original safety chain replaced with one that is not integral to the piece and can easily be removed. Circa 1950.

Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1910; Pa.   $875  

Straight Furrows Log Cabin pattern with two unusual features: the center of each log is divided on the diagonal adding intensity to the furrows; and the color scheme is out of the ordinary. The blacks and grays are not often seen in such predominance with the other colors chosen for this quilt. Unwashed condition; flawless with the exception of two small, old and well done patches on the border that are visible in the last thumbnail photo. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1910. Measures 74" square.
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1910; Pa.
Birds in the Air/Straight Furrows Quilt: Ca. 1890; Pa.
  Birds in the Air/Straight Furrows Quilt: Ca. 1890; Pa.   $1,075

I believe this to be a unique combination of the patterns Birds in the Air and Straight Furrows. Wonderful arrangement of lights and darks makes this country quilt very dramatic. Pristine, unwashed condition. Lebanon County, Pennsylvania origin. Measures 76" x 80". Totally reversible to Bars back on which the quilting, particularly the cable pattern throughout the border, shows even better than on the front. Circa 1890.

Russian Sunflower Quilt: Circa 1870   $2,400  

Rich colors, a strong pattern and beautiful printed fabrics make this Russian Sunflower Quilt one of the best of its kind. Quilting echoes the circular blocks of the sunflowers. Excellent, unwashed condition. Has an old inconspicuous mend less than the size of a dime in one outer border. Measures 74" x 94"; Circa 1870. Probably North Carolina origin.
Russian Sunflower Quilt: Circa 1870
William Spratling Ebony and Silver Earrings
  William Spratling Ebony and Silver Earrings   Sold

Two pairs of sterling and ebony earrings by the silver master, William Spratling. Pair on left is cabochon shaped; measures almost 3/4" in diameter; $395. Wood is flat on right pair with dome shaped silver center; 5/8" diameter; SOLD

Hector Aguilar Sterling Silver Letter Opener   $695  

Streamlined classic letter opener by the sought after designer, Hector Aguilar. Made in Taxco, Mexico; circa 1950. Measures 5 3/4" in length.
Hector Aguilar Sterling Silver Letter Opener
Mexican Silver with Turquoise Brooches
  Mexican Silver with Turquoise Brooches   Sold

I recently purchased unsold store stock from a jeweler in Mexico City. All three of these pins were remaining from the 1940's. Bird is 2 3/8" wide and 1 3/4" tall. Tremendous resemblance to early Matl work; $110. Nosegay is 2 3/8" tall and 2 3/8" wide; SOLD. Fish measures 2 1/4" tall and 1 1/2" wide; $95. Each is nicely detailed.

Mexican Silver Brooches with Amethyst   Sold  

All three sterling and amethyst brooches date to the 1940's. Upper left is 980 silver; 1 3/4" wide and 2" long. Photo makes body of the pin appear flat but it is actually curved around the horizontal bar and has a nice dimensionality;$110. Bottom left is 1 1/4" square with a cabochon amethyst approximately 3/4" in diameter. Has much of the look of Fred Davis design; $85. Large brooch on right is 2 3/4" wide and 2 3/4" in length; 980 silver with two amethysts. Very well crafted; $210.
Mexican Silver Brooches with Amethyst
Sunbonnet Sue Quilt: Dated 1932; Pennsylvania
  Sunbonnet Sue Quilt: Dated 1932; Pennsylvania   $975

Who can imagine a Sunbonnet Sue quilt cuter than this with the girls chatting over the garden gate? To the best of my knowledge, this is an original rendition of a popular pattern. Excellent condition; well quilted. Dated 1932. Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. Measures 65" x 76".

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