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Lancaster County Amish Sunshine and Shadow quilt: Circa 1910   $3,650   

It is safe to say that this Lancaster County Amish Sunshine and Shadow quilt is the best of its type. The colors are the rich jewel tones that are most sought after. Exactly the right amount of red is well placed to make the colors "pop". The quilting is finely done with traditional feathering in the outer border. Condition is as pristine as the day it was made more than 100 years ago. The quilt is made of fine wools on both front and back. The letter R is cross stitched on a back corner. The... Click for details      
  
Lancaster County Amish Sunshine and Shadow quilt: Circa 1910
Princess Feather Variation Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania
  Princess Feather Variation Quilt: Circa 1860; Pennsylvania   $1,675

Princess Feather is almost always done as a four block pattern with each block having feathers radiating from a central design. This unusual example uses the same feathers in a unique design. The feathers gracefully alternate with tulips or maple leaves coming off undulating vines. The pattern looks equally good seen vertically or horizontally. It is well quilted with diagonal lines throughout. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 92 inches square. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1860.

William Spratling Sterling Silver Sauce Boat   $2,300  

This wood and sterling silver sauce or gravy boat is one of William Spratling's most graceful creations. The wood handles are beautifully integrated with the base. Silver dots, an element used in his jewelry as well, add the perfect subtle adornment to this ideal form. The piece is 3 inches tall and 8 1/2 inches from handle to handle. Condition is excellent. The mark dates from 1964 - 1967. Numerous books have been written about Spratling and a museum exhibit that traveled the country... Click for details
William Spratling Sterling Silver Sauce Boat
Mennonite Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania
  Mennonite Tumbling Blocks Quilt: Circa 1880;Pennsylvania   $1,900

This wonderfully graphic Mennonite Tumbling Blocks quilt (aka Baby Blocks) is made of fine, light wool fabrics from the late 19th century. The colors are deep and rich - perhaps a tad lighter than on the screen. The corners are quilted with the medallion wreath patterns often seen in Lancaster County Amish quilts. The patterns throughout the rest of the border are unusual designs of leaves; flowers and berries. The quilt is in excellent condition. The backing is a printed polished cotton with a... Click for details

Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver Thumbnail Bracelets   $1,675  

Offered for sale are two hefty Antonio Pineda Thumbprint bracelets - one in the standard size and one in the more unusual larger size. Both are in excellent, vintage condition. They were made in the 1950's. Both bracelets are 970 silver which is more pure than the sterling standard. The smaller of the two is one inch in height and 7 9/16" in length. The larger is 1 1/8" tall although it appears considerably more massive than the standard size. It is difficult to measure precisely because... Click for details
Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver Thumbnail Bracelets
Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver Belt Buckle
  Antonio Pineda Sterling Silver Belt Buckle   $295.00

Streamlined three dimensional belt buckle by the late Mexican designer, Antonio Pineda. The Modernist design flares to the far end. Each element consists of two sides that are raised to a peak. The buckle measures 1 1/2 inches wide and 1 3/8 inches tall . It accommodates a 3/4 inch belt. The buckle is suitable for a man or woman. It is well hallmarked with Antonio's crown and the design number. The work of Antonio Pineda is included in the permanent collection of the Los Angeles County... Click for details

Pots of Flowers Stuffed Applique Quilt: Circa 1850   $34,000  

This four block Pots of Flowers quilt is over the top both in terms of design and execution. The flowers; leaves; stems and chain sashing are all heavily stuffed applique. Finely detailed embroidery outlines the applique. Exuberant does not begin to describe the dense design that is so full it has something of an abstract look. The quilt has similarities to the work of Baltimore quilt maker known as Designer Three. Her quilts, as well as this piece, are intense in design and padded applique.... Click for details
Pots of Flowers Stuffed Applique Quilt: Circa 1850
William Spratling Caviar Bracelets
  William Spratling Caviar Bracelets   $1,675

Offered for sale are two Caviar bracelets by silver master, William Spratling. Both are in excellent condition and measure 7 3/4 inches in length and 1 1/2 inches in circumference. The beads are handmade. The clasps are incorporated into the design so as to be virtually invisible. The example on the left alternates silver and copper beads. It has Spratling's mark dating from 1964 - 1967. It has a safety chain. The price is $1675. The all silver bracelet on the left has Spratling's mark from... Click for details

Early Sewing Huswif Roll-up Case   $450  

Huswif roll up sewing case with a variety of printed fabrics that span about 50 years of manufacture. The block printed floral chintz on the bottom dates to the 1830's. The latest fabric is the red calico that dates to about 1880. Most are cotton; the half circles on top and the second panel from the top are wool challis. All are in excellent condition. Most unusual is that the back is pieced. Measurements are 4 7/8 inches x 22 inches; New York State origin.
Early Sewing Huswif Roll-up Case
Los Castillo Large Silver and Malachite Bowl
  Los Castillo Large Silver and Malachite Bowl   $975

Large and dramatic silver plate bowl with a malachite rim by Los Castillo. The diameter of the bowl is 16 inches. The bowl is round with the the tapered malachite rim expanding to 1 1/8 inches at the widest. The bowl is 4 1/2 inches tall including the four ball feet. It has exquisite scrolled handles of silver. Hand hammer marks add to the decorative quality of the piece. Made in the 1990's. Condition is excellent. There is a small area on one handle where the underlying copper shows through... Click for details

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