Handmade inlaid wood lamp made to look like a candlestick. It is well made with a variety of woods. The base and stick are octagonally shaped. The lamp is 6 1/2 inches tall without the electric bulb. It has an on and off switch and is in good working order.
American made circa 1930.
This deco wood hand was made as a sculpture but would serve equally well as a way to store or display finger rings.
Including the triple tiered base, the sculpture is
14 1/4 inches tall. It is made of wood; circa 1920.
This bold Evening Star doll quilt is well planned with the same red fabric used for the center and corners creating a Nine Patch. The same fabric is used for the binding which frames the piece well. Condition is very good. There is a very tiny snag in the center block and a dark smudge on the back that does not show through to the front. Measurements are 12" x 14". Pennsylvania origin; made circa 1890.
Both positioning of the Stars as well as the placement of color make this Touching Stars quilt especially vibrant. The deep indigo center of each block repeated in the tip contributes to the bursting effect. Each white block is well quilted with a wreath pattern. The border is a brilliant continuation of the diamonds that make up the stars. Freshly laundered and in excellent condition. Measurements are 71" x 83". Pennsylvania origin; made circa 1930's.
Very stylish necklace by Tane consisting of a heavy sterling silver loop on a rubber neck piece. Both the clasp and the knot have Tane's mark as well as the initials S.G., likely the specific designer.
The neck piece measures 16 inches to the top of the silver loop. The loop measures 2 1/4 inches in length and 1 3/4 inches at the widest. The barrel shaped clasp has an additional magnetic closure as well as a safety loop. You won't lose it! The necklace weighs 142 grams. It is sold in the Tane... Click for details
Soft colors make this Six Point Stars quilt perfect for sweet dreams. The stars are a combination of solid and printed fabrics set in hexagons. The background is a very light shade of lavender that makes the hexagonal blocks "pop". It is well quilted with four lobed pinwheels. The backing is also lavender making for a totally reversible quilt.
Two opposing ends have scalloped edges. The quilt measures 75" to the widest part of the scallops x 93". Condition is excellent. Pennsylvania origin;... Click for details
Gold and pearl choker necklace by Betty Cooke. Ninety six year old Betty Cooke is considered one of the icons of the Modernist studio jewelry movement. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art; Museum of Arts and Design and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.
The necklace alternates groups of pearls with 14 karat gold tubing. The gold disc fits in a larger open circle as both a design element and the closure. The necklace measures 16 inches in length.
Delicate 18 karat gold earrings by Tiffany in the form of seashells. They ribs alternate in height creating a nice reflection of light. The earrings measure 9/16" in width and length. Backs are posts and clips. Made circa 2000.
This unusual Tane necklace is made of circular links that terminate with round balls. They are strung on a rubber cord measuring 17 inches long. It has a magnetic clasp with a safety loop. The necklace is not signed by Tane but comes in their presentation box. From a practical point of view, there is not a place where the maker could have put their stamp as every bit of it is textured. It is a mate to the signed Tane bangle bracelet listed as item 1429548.
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This Postage Stamp quilt top has over 14,296 pieces. Each square is slightly over half an inch to a side. The maker further added to her design with an elongated triangle border. It is entirely hand pieced. Colors of the many prints are laid out to create a diagonal line of color making for a Straight Furrows pattern.
The top is in excellent condition. Measurements are 70" x 80". Pennsylvania origin; made 1880's.
Stella Rubin has been buying and selling antiques, specializing in American quilts, since 1976. She has sold to most of the major museums in the United States, including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Smithsonian Institution; Colonial Williamsburg; The DAR; the International Quilt Study Center and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
She is the author of Miller's "Treasure or Not: How to Compare and Value American Quilts". In addition to quilts and other textiles, Stella has a secondary specialty in fine design gold and silver jewelry.
During her decades in the antiques business, she has participated in most of America's most prestigious antiques shows including: The Philadelphia Antique Show: The Delaware Antique Show; The Museum of American Folk Art Antique Show and the New Hampshire Antique Show.
Stella is glad to work with you whether you're selecting an individual piece or forming a collection. She represents a wide range of quilts, from the finest to the funkiest. We welcome you to her gallery in Maryland as well as to this website, stellarubin.com