Kansas Troubles Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland   $1,400.00   

This Kansas Troubles quilt is known by several different names. It is also called Sawtooth; Lend and Borrow; Rocky Glen and Indian Meadow. This particular example is well scaled with each block measuring 5 inches across. It is filled with a wonderful variety of printed fabrics, mostly dating to the 1860's and 1870's. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. The binding, though original, is a solid pink material that does not appear as old as the quilt. Measurements are 75" x 86". Stapled... Click for details      
  
Kansas Troubles  Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland
Gucci Sterling Silver and Enamel Buckle Bracelet
  Gucci Sterling Silver and Enamel Buckle Bracelet   $1,650.00

Classic Gucci enamel buckle bracelet on sterling silver done in the perfect colors of red and blue. The bracelet has 3 holes so it can be adjusted to an oval inside diameter of 2 5/16"; 2 9/16" or 2 7/8". It would fit a man or woman. Condition is excellent. The bracelet is 9/16" tall. Probably made in the 1970's.

Indigo Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1880   $2,250.00  

The pattern, quilting and fabrics all combine to make this Feathered Stars quilt an outstanding example. The twentyfive stars are surrounded by beautifully quilted wreaths and feathers in the white blocks. The stars are made of a variety of indigo prints. The quilt is in excellent condition. It has one very light spot no larger than a dime. Fabrics are all strong. Measurements are 82 inches square; made circa 1880.
Indigo Feathered Stars Quilt: Circa 1880
William Spratling Sterling Silver Belt Buckle
  William Spratling Sterling Silver Belt Buckle   $395.00

Sterling silver belt buckle by William Spratling that would suit a man or woman. The buckle measures 2 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches tall. The opening would hold a belt that is 9/16 inches wide. The buckle is in excellent condition. Hallmark dates to the 1940's.

Mill and Stars Quilt: Circa 1920   $1,175.00  

Mill and Stars is a rarely seen pattern with a terrific positive/ negative design. Although it does not look so at first glance, it is actually made entirely of triangles. The use of solid colors makes the dramatic effect particularly striking. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. It is solid blue and white with a cluster of triangles that are in a more blue/gray tone. Measurements are 70" x 80". Made circa 1920.
Mill and Stars Quilt: Circa 1920
Watercolor of Birds in a Tree Signed and Dated 1858; Pennsylvania
  Watercolor of Birds in a Tree Signed and Dated 1858; Pennsylvania   $850.00

This charming watercolor is signed Catherine Reisner and dated 1858. In addition, it says S.A. Duth and E.C.Duth beneath the tree. Is it possible that Catherine painted this pair of Ruby Crowned Wrens (as she named them) for the Duths? Coming out of the mouth of one of the birds is S.E. Valentine. Who might that be? It is interesting that done some 40 years later, the colors of this painting are the same as the applique quilt from the family that is offered as item 1446052. The painting is... Click for details

Pots of Flowers Applique Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $2,800.00  

Both the pattern and use of solid colors make this Pots of Flowers as exuberant as they come. Large groups of flowers coming out of small flower pots give a whimsical quality. Combining both fruit and flowers also adds to the fanciful design. Small half blocks of flower pots make a nice border in addition to the curved stems rounding out the corner blocks. The quilt seems to have very light batting, if at all. It is very well appliqued but minimally quilted. Condition is excellent and unwashed.... Click for details
Pots of Flowers Applique Quilt: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
Cigar Silks Table Mat: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania
  Cigar Silks Table Mat: Circa 1890; Pennsylvania   $2,200.00

This exceptional table mat is made of cigar silks that were used as advertising for cigar companies. They bundled the cigars in groups of 25 - 50 and used the ribbons to tie them together. In addition to being functional, they served as advertising with the name of the company printed on each. This one has several mentions of Harvard and the Harvard Club in addition. Cigars were the most popular tobacco product of the 19th century. The edging of this piece is large and elaborate. It measures... Click for details

Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt:L Circa 1880   $1,485.00  

Solid colors enhance the whirling movement of this Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple) Log cabin quilt. The choice of colors is unusual and pleasing. It may be difficult to tell but the outer border is a dark teal blue/green. The very light pink and celadon are an interesting choice rather than the more often seen white for contrast. The outer border is nicely quilted with flower medallions and scrolling feathers. Condition is excellent. Measurements are 82" x 84. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1880.
Windmill Blades Log Cabin Quilt:L Circa  1880
Emilia Castillo Silver and Gold Large Cuff Bracelet
  Emilia Castillo Silver and Gold Large Cuff Bracelet   $1,600.00

This wide sterling silver and 24 karat gold cuff bracelet has tremendous impact. The body of the bracelet is sterling silver with a patchwork of squares of 24 karat gold. The bracelet is 2 inches wide. It measures 2 1/2 inches in diameter which can be adjusted to a slightly larger or smaller size. This bracelet makes a bold statement for a man or woman. It weighs a hefty 138 grams.

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