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Tane Sterling Silver and Brass Choker Necklace   $495   

Sterling silver choker necklace by Tane, Mexico's highest end jeweler. The necklace consists of multiple sterling silver wires around which are wrapped brass wires. Oddly, but as an indication of their fine work, the safety clasp is 18 karat gold. The necklace is 17 inches in length. Made circa 1980; excellent condition.      
  
Tane Sterling Silver and Brass Choker Necklace
Pair of Floral Applique Quilts: Circa 1930
  Pair of Floral Applique Quilts: Circa 1930   $1,075

This is a beautiful PAIR of floral applique quilts from the 1930's. They are light, airy and graceful in design. Scalloped edges wonderfully continue the curved theme. Embroidered details add depth to the flowers.The quilts measure 74" x 84" to the outer edge of the scallops. They would fit either single or double beds. Condition is excellent; made circa 1930. Priced for the pair.

Whirlwind Quilt: Circa 1830's   $1,875  

This unusual Swirling Pinwheels (aka Whirlwind) quilt is exquisitely stitched. The quilting patterns create wreaths around the Pinwheels. They join to form concentric diamonds between the wheels. The addition of the pieced Sawtooth inner border adds to the dramatic movement of the quilt.The Pinwheels are all made of the same printed fabric with two different ones used for the inner and outer borders. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are... Click for details
Whirlwind Quilt: Circa 1830's
Fred Davis Silver and Amethyst Necklace
  Fred Davis Silver and Amethyst Necklace   $2,250

Frederick Davis (1880 - 1961), while not the household name of William Spratling, actually preceded him in terms of bringing Mexican design to the fore. Davis worked in Mexico City designing for more than 20 years for Sanborn's, the department store where tourists, among other things, could purchase jewelry and antiques. This necklace consists of seven slightly convex triangles with an oval cabochon amethyst set in each. The stones are richly colored. The triangles are one inch long. Between... Click for details

Silver Ring with Wood Dots   $250  

Well made band ring of very heavy sterling silver with inset dots of wood. The wood may be ebony. The circles vary in size. The silver making up the band is 1/8 " thick. The ring is half an inch wide. Three identical rings are available in sizes 5 1/2; 6 3/4 and 7 1/2. They are made in Mexico. Each priced at $250.
Silver Ring with Wood Dots
Tane Sterling Silver and Gold Vermeil Earrings
  Tane Sterling Silver and Gold Vermeil Earrings   $295

Tane is Mexico's answer to Tiffany's fine jewelry. They have been in business for more than 70 years. Both pairs of these Tane earrings combine wonderfully textured sterling silver with smooth gold vermeil. They have posts for pierced ears. The top pair measures one inch to a side. The round pair is 7/8" in diameter. Both are in excellent condition; made circa 1990. The round pair is sold.

Nine Patch Signature Quilt: Dated 1933; Indiana   $1,075  

This unusual Nine Patch Signature Quilt is signed with 1000 embroidered names. Written in ink on the back it says "Made by Miss Jennie Neff's S.S.Class 1933 Howard Earl Smith from Grandma Cowher". I presume SS refers to a Sunday school class and that Howard Earl Smith was the the pastor. I am also assuming that the 1000 names are those of the parishoners as it is far too many for a single class. Why Grandma Cowher was the donor is something of a mystery. Perhaps she actually made the quilt... Click for details
Nine Patch Signature Quilt: Dated 1933; Indiana
Double X Quilt: Pennsylvania; Circa 1870's
  Double X Quilt: Pennsylvania; Circa 1870's   $1,185

This Double X quilt pattern is also known as Old Maid's Puzzle. The example offered is done in a deep indigo calico with a print of tiny double dots. The unusual deep chevron border is of the same material. It is very well quilted with feathered wreaths in each of the off blocks. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in pristine condition. Measurements are 75" x 83". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870's.

Waist Pocket and Sewing Bag; Circa 1830; New England   $295.00  

These are two pristine early bags. On the left is a drawstring bag in an unusual polished cotton print. Measurements are 7 1/4 inches wide x 8 inches long. Price is $265. The waist pocket on the right is 13 1/4" long x 10 1/4" at the widest. It is all the same fabric with the exception of the bindings. It has a muslin backing. Price is $695.
Waist Pocket and Sewing Bag; Circa 1830; New England
Floral Bouquet Quilt: Circa 1930; Illinois
  Floral Bouquet Quilt: Circa 1930; Illinois   $675

This floral bouquet quilt has the pixilated look often seen in the designs of quilt designer, Anne Orr (1875- 1946). Orr was the needlework editor of Good Housekeeping magazine for 20 years, beginning in 1921. In the late 20's, she added traditional quilt patterns to her offerings and by the 1930's, she began designing her own patterns as well. Orr patterns are usually solid colors and use geometric pieces to create floral designs. This quilt measures 74" x 80". The green in the central frame... Click for details

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