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Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.   $2,200   

The depth and richness of colors on this Straight Furrows Log Cabin quilt are unparalleled. Possibly unique border. Pristine condition; circa 1870. Border and backing are cotton; body of quilt is wool challis. Lancaster County, Pennsylvania origin; measures 84" square      
  
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1870; Pa.
Sunflower/ Rising Sun Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Sunflower/ Rising Sun Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $2,250

An exuberant quilt that is unusual in several ways. The egg yolk colored centers of each sunflower date to about 1890. The three different printed fabrics used for the diamonds all date between 1830 and 1850. Wonderful border treatment really does give the effect of rising suns. Very well quilted; unwashed condition. Fabrics used for the white background have aged to different shades of ivory. If washed, they would likely all be closer to the same shade of white but I prefer to let a quilt... Click for details

Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,985  

Beautifully pieced Feathered Stars Quilt done in pink and green calico, prototypical colors of southeastern Pennsylvania. Unwashed condition; has one very light spot on one of the pink calico areas that only can be seen in certain lights. Extremely dramatic. Measures 78" x 98"; Berks County, Pennsylvania origin. Circa 1870.
Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
Cats with Bowties Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Cats with Bowties Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $675

What could be cuter than these Cats with Bowties? Summer spread of a top and back without batting. Two small tan marks are visible in close-ups. Aside from them, condition is excellent. Measures 77" square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1930.

Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Ca.1870; Pa.   $1,275  

Dramatic version of a Log Cabin Straight Furrows pattern done primarily in wool challis with a few logs in silk. Beautiful fabrics on the front as well as the back which is also pieced. Excellent condition. Circa 1870; Pennsylvania origin. Measures 80" x 90".
Straight Furrows Log Cabin Quilt: Ca.1870; Pa.
Grapes Quilt: Circa 1920; Vermont origin
  Grapes Quilt: Circa 1920; Vermont origin   $695

What an airy, graceful pattern full of wonderful quilting; delicate embroidered tendrils and stuffed applique grapes. Excellent condition. Measures 65" x 89".

Hector Aguilar Sterling Silver Baby Cup   $650  

Extremely heavy and finely detailed sterling baby cup by Hector Aguilar. Measures 3" in diameter and 2 1/2" tall. Has a small dent that can a jeweler can easily remove. Circa 1950.
Hector Aguilar Sterling Silver Baby Cup
William Spratling Wood and Silver Letter Opener
  William Spratling Wood and Silver Letter Opener   $1,095

Sterling and, I believe, rosewood letter opener by William Spratling. Measures 9 3/8" in length. Has Spratling's earliest mark, used from 1931-1945. Excellent condition. Rare and elegant.

William Spratling Sterling Letter Opener   $1,150  

Extremely rare sterling letter opener by William Spratling with a coin dated 1813. The initials may be those of the person for whom it was custom made or those of an organization for which it was created. Measures 4 1/2" in length. Coin is 1 1/2" in diameter. Has Spratling's mark from the mid 1960's.
William Spratling Sterling Letter Opener
Twentyfive Patch/Chain Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
  Twentyfive Patch/Chain Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania   $2,450

This early Twentyfive Patch pattern is done with a masterful use of fabrics and color. The dark brown corners of each meet to form an additional Four Patch, all done with some of the most lush, unusual fabrics that I have seen. Very good quilting. Has been professionally laundered with several tiny spots remaining. Measures 75" x 78". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1850.

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