Grapes Quilt: Circa 1920; Vermont origin
What an airy, graceful pattern full of wonderful quilting; delicate embroidered tendrils and stuffed applique grapes. Excellent condition. Measures 65" x 89".
Hector Aguilar Sterling Silver Baby Cup
Extremely heavy and finely detailed sterling baby cup by Hector Aguilar. Measures 3" in diameter and 2 1/2" tall. Has a small dent that can a jeweler can easily remove. Circa 1950.
William Spratling Wood and Silver Letter Opener
Sterling and, I believe, rosewood letter opener by William Spratling. Measures 9 3/8" in length. Has Spratling's earliest mark, used from 1931-1945. Excellent condition. Rare and elegant.
William Spratling Sterling Letter Opener
Extremely rare sterling letter opener by William Spratling with a coin dated 1813. The initials may be those of the person for whom it was custom made or those of an organization for which it was created. Measures 4 1/2" in length. Coin is 1 1/2" in diameter. Has Spratling's mark from the mid 1960's.
Twentyfive Patch/Chain Quilt: Circa 1850; Pennsylvania
This early Twentyfive Patch pattern is done with a masterful use of fabrics and color. The dark brown corners of each meet to form an additional Four Patch, all done with some of the most lush, unusual fabrics that I have seen. Very good quilting. Has been professionally laundered with several tiny spots remaining. Measures 75" x 78". Pennsylvania origin; circa 1850.
Silver and Copper Victoria Cufflinks; Circa 1945
Both pairs of cufflinks were made by the well known Mexican studio Victoria. This dates the pair prior to 1953 when the name of the studio was combined with "Cony". Round silver and copper cufflinks measure 1 inch in diameter. Square pair is sterling, copper, brass and another grey metal which I cannot specify. The dark area on the left one is a shadow only; it is not on the actual cufflink. Measure 7/8 inch square.
William Spratling Sterling Silver Earrings
Three pairs of William Spratling sterling silver earrings from the 1940's: Upper left - Squash blossom design: 3/4" in diameter $335 Upper right - 1" in diameter SOLD Bottom - 3/4" in diameter SOLD
Pinwheel Stars Quilt: Circa 1930; Pennsylvania
This Touching Stars pattern is a bit out of the ordinary because of the Pinwheels within each central block. A variety of striped fabrics add further interest to the several compatible blues and grey. Excellent condition. Measures 72" square. Pennsylvania origin; $445.
Double Nine Patch Quilt: Circa 1920; Maryland
Many features make this a very well executed version of a Double Nine Patch pattern. The blocks are postage stamp size. Each piece of the Nine Patch measures barely one inch. It is very nicely quilted with a variety of patterns. The colors are well placed with reds consistently making up the center. In addition to the Double Nine Patch pattern, it is laid out so that one gets a diagonal chain effect as well. Has been professionally washed. Measures 78" x 92"; Maryland origin; $695.
Bear's Paw Quilt: Circa 1870; Maryland
This Bear's Paw has the quilting and border treatments typical of many of Maryland's finest nineteenth century quilts. The double sawtooth border encases lovely vine quilting. A wreath within a wreath is quilted in each of the white blocks. Measures 94" x 96". Has been professionally laundered. Maryland origin; Circa 1870; $1650.
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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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