Hexagons and Economy Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; New York   $875.00   
This combination of Hexagon block centers surrounded by Economy Patches is an unusual and successful pairing. Both sets of blocks are made of combined groups of fabrics adding to the softly colored detail of the quilt. It is in excellent condition. The backing is a plain muslin. New York State origin; circa 1870. Measurements are 60" x 74".       Item #1448434
Hexagons and Economy Patch Quilt: Circa 1870; New York
 
Sawtooth Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
 Sawtooth Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,400.00

Beautiful version of a Sawtooth quilt done in warm, rich colors. Although overall brown in tones, there are enough areas of light colors to give the quilt a perky quality. The border print is a most unusual and beautiful fabric. Quilting is done in diagonal lines. Condition is excellent. The quilt measures 76 inches square. The back is a solid color dun color that may be a home dyed fabric. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.
 

One Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1880   On Hold 

This Postage Stamp (aka One Patch) doll quilt is made with lovely, soft tones. The indigo blocks are symmetrically placed indicating planning on the part of the maker. It is quilted with straight lines. The front is in perfect condition. There are several areas of shredding on the back that do not go through to the front. They are quite subtle and I did not notice them initially. Measurements are 19 1/2" x 23"; made circa 1880's.
One Patch Doll Quilt: Circa 1880
 
Double Swing Handle Basket; Circa 1900; Pennsylvania
 Double Swing Handle Basket; Circa 1900; Pennsylvania   $675.00

Both the shape of this basket and the fact that it has double swing handles make it most unusual. The basket is 8 1/4" long; 3 1/4" at the widest and 3 " tall excluding the handles. Condition is excellent and patina is beautiful. The basket is from Pennsylvania; circa 1900.
 

Art Smith Sterling Silver Brooch: Circa 1950   $1,450.00 

Art Smith (1917 - 1982) was one of the most prominent of the Greenwich Village jewelers of the mid 20th century. His work is in the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and was the subject of an exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum that later traveled to major institutions throughout the country. Smith often worked in copper or brass but this brooch has the advantage of being made in sterling silver. It has the open, airy abstract quality seen in much of his work. The brooch... Click for details
Art Smith Sterling Silver Brooch: Circa  1950
 
Windmill Blades Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania
 Windmill Blades Quilt: Circa 1880; Pennsylvania   $925.00

The Windmill Blades (aka Pineapple Log Cabin) quilt is always a design with lots of strong movement. In this example, the solid red centers effectively play off against the remaining printed fabrics. The use of dark prints around the red centers of the off blocks create a wonderful diamond in the square. Half blocks around the edge create a nice frame. The front of the quilt is in spotless condition. There are some dark spots on the back but they do not show through. Measurements are 86"... Click for details
 

Hector Aguilar Silver Armadillo Necklace   $2,400.00 

Unusually long, sterling silver Armadillo necklace by Hector Aguilar. It measures 26 inches in length. The largest link is 1 1/2 inches wide and 1 5/8 inches. It is square with rounded corners and holds the clasp. The other links are oval and measure 1 1/4 inches by one inch. Rivets hold the links together and move easily masking the necklace comfortable to wear. It weighs 134 grams. Hallmark dates from 1943 - 1948; condition is excellent.
Hector Aguilar Silver Armadillo Necklace
 
Roses and Bells Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania
 Roses and Bells Quilt: Circa 1870; Pennsylvania   $1,985.00

Dozens of varieties of floral wreath quilt patterns were popular in the 19th century. Unlike most such patterns, this example includes bells between the flowers. It is finely appliqued and well quilted with echo patterning. The quilt is in excellent, unwashed condition. It has a few very small, light smudges that would be removed with a wash but for most people, that would not be necessary. Measurements are 92" x 94", ample for a queen or king size bed. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1870.
 

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.

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