Chinese Coins and Wild Goose Chase Crib Quilt:1926
This richly colored crib quilt effectively combines both Chinese Coins and Wild Goose Chase patterns. It is probably made mostly of men's silk and satin neckties with a cotton sateen backing. On the back is written "Made by Mrs. D. Gardner for Eola 1926. ". It measures 37" x 50" and can be hung either vertically or horizontally. Excellent condition; Pennsylvania origin.
Los Castillo Nude Women Goblets; Circa 1950
Voluptuous women hold up the bowls of these six unusual champagne coupes or sherbert cups. Thumbnail images indicate how perfectly formed they are in the round. The women are made of copper; the bowls and bases are sterling silver. Needless to say, the stems feel good in the hand. Measure 5 1/2" tall. Very good condition.
Beaded Glass Flowers: Circa 1920; Pennsylvania
This group of eight beaded glass flowers would look lovely in any small vase. They range in length from 3" to 6". Excellent condition. Colorful and low on maintenance. Pennsylvania origin; circa 1920.
Silver and Sodalite Cuff Bracelet
This handsome, sterling and sodalite cuff bracelet can be worn equally well by a man or woman. Graduated size oval stones are framed by triangular bands of silver. Hammer marks on the inside are evidence that it is totally hand fabricated. It measures 1 1/4" wide; inside diameter is 2 1/2" with an opening 1 1/16". The size can be modified a bit, either larger or smaller.
Victorian Wire Basket: Circa 1890
Extremely fine wire basket in the shape of a classic flower basket. The small size of this indicates it may have been intended as a candy holder. Regardless of its original intent, it is a wonderfully sculptural piece. It measures 7 3/4" to the top of the handle and 7" long. Excellent condition.
Matilde Poulat Pendant/Brooch: Circa 1950
This traditional design by Matilde Poulat (who designed under the name Matl) has the unusual benefit of being both a pendant and a brooch. It combines turquoise and coral, as her work often did. Measurements are 2 1/2" long and 1 1/2" wide; condition is excellent. Made in Mexico; circa 1950.
Frog Beanbag Doorstop: Circa 1940; Pa.
This beanbag frog is both amusing and functional. It can serve as a doorstop or a whimsical ornament. It has an orange velvet bottom with a green brocade top. The eyes are fancy buttons. It measures 11" from the mouth to tail and 9" at its widest. Excellent condition; circa 1940; Pennsylvania origin.
Mexican Wood and Leather Doll's Chair: Circa 1940
This charming doll's chair is a wonderfully detailed miniature. The leather seat is tooled as well as painted.The wood is entirely hand carved. Measurements are 9 1/4" tall and 6 1/4" wide to the outside of the armrests. Made in Mexico in the 1940's.
Oxidized Silver Large Ring
Unusual, dimensional ring with oxidized silver in the recessed areas, adding to the depth. Top of the ring measures 1 1/16" x 15/16". It is size 6 1/2 but can easily be sized. It is equally suitable for a man or woman. On the outside are the maker's initials - DE. Probably made in the 1980's or 90's.
Silver and Enamel Earrings by Helen Hosking
Interesting silver and enamel earrings by New York jewelry artist, Helen Hosking. Hosking's work has been in museum shows throughout the United States. These triangular earrings are particularly interesting because the enamel looks like inlaid stone. Measurements are 1 1/8" wide and 1 1/16" tall. They are large but light enough to be worn comfortably. Clip backs can be converted to posts; excellent condition.
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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


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