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Marie Webster Magpie Rose Antique Quilt; Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $1,975   

This Basket of Flowers quilt is one of the finest examples I have seen of a 20th century quilt. To say that the quilting is masterful is an understatement. The minuscule stitches are 18 to the inch. The feathered design throughout the border as well as around the full flowers appears to be trapunto but on close examination one can see that it is not. The interior field is quilted with a small diamond pattern and triple rows of parallel straight lines outside the field. Double rows of quilting... Click for details      
  
Marie Webster Magpie Rose Antique Quilt; Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Ohio Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
  Ohio Stars Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $725

This Ohio Stars antique quilt (aka Variable Stars) is as crisp as the day it was made more than 140 years ago. Clearly, it was packed away and never saw the light of day. Lucky for us. The quilt is done on brick red ground with a nice variety of brown prints for the stars. Each block is 7 1/2 inches to a side. The quilt measures 66" x 78". Pennsylvania origin; made circa 1880..

Spanish American War Patriotic Quilt: Circa 1898   $4,200  

This patriotic quilt was made to commemorate the Spanish American War that took place for 10 weeks in 1898. The main issue was Cuban independence from Spain. Revolts had been occurring for some years in Cuba against Spanish colonial rule. Spain severed diplomatic relations with the United States for its allegiance to Cuba. This nine block quilt depicts eight versions of Old Glory centered with the Cuban flag. The stars are hand appliqued with slight modifications in each flag. Several... Click for details
Spanish American War Patriotic Quilt: Circa 1898
Tiffany Retro Gold Brooch with Rubies and Diamonds
  Tiffany Retro Gold Brooch with Rubies and Diamonds   $3,200

This scrolling gold, diamond and ruby brooch by Tiffany is the epitome of Retro design. Two draped lengthwise loops of gold give the appearance of fabric. Scrolling across the front is a gracefully curved band of gold on which are nine graduated size rubies and a curl of diamonds. The back has a double pin stem. The Tiffany France mark is tiny and difficult to photograph but evident in real life. Made in the 1940's; 14 karat gold. The brooch is 1 1/2" wide and 2 1/2" long. Condition is... Click for details

Horses Handwoven Rug: Circa 1950   $450  

This handwoven rug is probably from Mexico but is possibly Navajo. The light prancing horses are subtly colored. The rug measures 22 1/2" x 39" without the fringe. It is in excellent condition; made circa 1950.
Horses Handwoven Rug: Circa 1950
Cake Stand Baskets Antique Quilt: Circa 1920
  Cake Stand Baskets Antique Quilt: Circa 1920   $1,425

For reasons unknown to me, this variation of a Baskets quilt pattern is known as Cake Stand. The triangles make for a more complex design than many Basket quilts are. This example is very well pieced and quilted. The white off blocks are filled with wreaths and elaborate feathering in the border. It is done in a wonderfully soft shade of blue that has just a hint of gray. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in sparkling condition. Measurements are 79" square; made circa 1920.

Red and Green Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1850; Virginia   Sold  

This stunning early applique alternates two unnamed floral patterns. The use of the lighter crossed tulips next to the more complex pattern creates a wonderful balance. The vine and leaf border beautifully envelopes the interior blocks. Quilting is superb, done with wreaths and diagonal lines. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in spotless condition. Measurements are 83" x 88". Virginia origin; made circa 1850.
Red and Green Floral Applique Quilt: Circa 1850; Virginia
Pineapple Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
  Pineapple Log Cabin Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania   $875

This Pineapple Log Cabin (aka Windmill Blades) Log Cabin quilt is done in an unusual combination of silk and probably some rayons. They are dress and men's tie fabrics from the 1920's and 30's. The darks and lights are well placed to emphasize the whirling pattern. Each piece is outlined with embroidery in a variety of colors.The wide borders are the same cotton fabric as used for the Bars pattern backing. The two opposing ends alternate fabrics. The quilt can be used equally well on the back... Click for details

Hound Dog Hooked Rug: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania   $450  

This prancing pooch has his eye wide open in search of who knows what. The variegation of his body blends well with the abstract, multicolor background. The rug is made of cotton; measurements are 25" x 37". It is in very good condition with a few loops missing that are visible only when held up to the light. Pennsylvania origin; made 1920's,
Hound Dog Hooked Rug: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
Feathered Stars Quilt: Maryland; Circa 1850
  Feathered Stars Quilt: Maryland; Circa 1850   $2,900

Finely pieced and quilted Feathered Stars quilt. Each white block is quilted with a different floral motif. The plaid of the stars is a most unusual material. In addition to making a wonderful frame, the double diamond border is a clever continuation of the triangle theme of the feathers. The quilt has been professionally laundered and is in excellent condition. Measurements are 86" square. Maryland origin; made circa 1850.

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